Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Recipient Name: Nishnawbe Aski Nation
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario
Date: 2009-02-27
Value: $90,750.00
Type: Contribution
Purpose: The goal of the project is to develop and empower the women of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) as agents of positive social change, using four main components: integrated participatory research, leadership development training, capacity building workshops and the establishment of NAN women’s circles. The women’s increased knowledge, leadership, decision-making and communication skills will work towards building healthier and stronger communities in which all members will derive benefits. It is the intent of the NAN Women’s Council to ensure that women in every community throughout NAN will have access to the major women’s development project; communities range from remote Northern fly-in/winter road locations to Eastern communities including the James Bay Coast. AMENDMENT: The objectives of the Major Nishnawbe Aski Nation Women’s Development Project, through the delivery of two series of workshops within the 49 First Nations of Nishnawbe Aski Nation and the creation of a documentary, are to engage women to address their communities’ needs and to begin the process of improving the socio-economic conditions of life among the core benefactors of this project.
Comments: Record modified June 16, 2010