Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Recipient Name: Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Date: 2008-03-20
Value: $15,000.00
Type: Contribution
Purpose: This project will address the issue of under-representation of women in municipal politics. This issue affects all women, most notably those from minority groups as they are even less represented, since there are very few women from diverse backgrounds who are elected as municipal officials in Nova Scotia. The project was identified as a key recommendation in the Women in Local Government Report entitled: “Untapped Resources: Women and Municipal Government in Nova Scotia”. The report recommended offering accessible, non-partisan campaign schools for women, specific to running for municipal office, well in advance of the municipal election periods.
Comments: Record added 2009-05-21