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Status of Women Canada launched a Call for Proposals for projects that increase women’s participation in the democratic and public life. All projects will include a number of predetermined elements, which organizations must address in their proposals.

This call for proposals is divided into these streams:


The deadline for applications under this Call for Proposals is noon (12:00 p.m) Pacific Daylight Time, June 1, 2016* for projects that fall under Stream 1 – Empowering Indigenous Women for Stronger Communities. The deadline for applications for projects that fall under stream 2 - Empowering Women for Political and Community Action - was noon (12:00 p.m) Pacific Daylight Time, May 3, 2016. All required documents must be provided at the time of submission. Please note that incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

*Note: A second wave of applications received by November 1, 2016, may also be considered if there are funds remaining for Stream 1 – Empowering Indigenous Women for Stronger Communities.


Before you get started, read the Call for Proposals Application Guide (HTML or PDF (335 KB)*).

You may also find it useful to contact a Status of Women Canada program officer before submitting your application.

Survey results show that most successful applicants consult with a program officer during the application process, either by contacting them directly or by attending an information session. To get in touch with a program officer, please contact the Status of Women Canada office in your region.

All proposals must be submitted online. Please click on "Start Now" and follow the instructions to proceed with your online application.

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