Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Recipient Name: Réseau-Femmes Colombie-Britannique
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Date: 2009-01-13
Value: $149,534.00
Type: Grant
Purpose: This 18-month project will give 165 French-speaking women living in urban and rural areas of British Columbia an opportunity to increase their financial autonomy. The women will take part in developing financial education tools and training workshops on the creation, administration and management of a budget; banking services; lines of credit and credit rates; investments; etc. The target group of women will also take part in developing the areas of focus that are specific to their needs, such as negotiation and public speaking. Individual and group sessions and training will also be provided, in addition to some online training. Réseau-Femmes and its partners will provide opportunities for French-speaking women to take part in theme-specific forums, share their expertise, network and develop leadership skills in order to build their capacity to participate in economic and democratic life.