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Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Recipient Name: Women Building Futures Society
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Date: 2017-03-06
Value: $384,000.00
Type: Grant
Purpose: This 36-month project will seek to improve the economic prosperity of Indigenous women by supporting the hiring and retention of Indigenous women in non-traditional occupations in the construction, maintenance, and oil & gas sectors. The project will bring together Indigenous women, employers and stakeholders to identify systemic barriers, such as access to training and transportation and best practices to advance employment of Indigenous women in non-traditional occupations. A capacity-building workshop series will be developed for Indigenous women and their employers to increase their understanding of workplace practices and the dynamics that can hinder or support the success of Indigenous female workers. Recommendations to advance career opportunities for Indigenous women in the 3 sectors will be prepared and shared with Women Building Futures’ network of partner employers and industry champions.
Comments: Multi-year project