Acknowledging financial support from Women and Gender Equality Canada

On December 13, 2018, Status of Women Canada became a federal department named Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE). The new department signatures have been added to this page and should be used from now on.

This section explains how organizations that receive financial support from Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE) should acknowledge this support.

Acknowledging WAGE's support demonstrates how federal public funds are spent and reflects the Government of Canada's obligation to be accountable to the Canadian public.

Federal institutions, programs, services and contributions shall be identified in accordance with corporate identity standards for the Government of Canada.

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When and where to acknowledge Women and Gender Equality Canada's support

Organizations receiving support from Women and Gender Equality Canada should acknowledge this support in all their public activities and in documents related to a supported project. Activities include training sessions and workshops, as well as awareness-raising and promotion (lectures/speeches, press conferences, etc.). Documents include those for distribution to project participants, as well as those for information and promotion purposes.

When to acknowledge Women and Gender Equality Canada's support

Once funding for a project has been approved, an organization has many opportunities to acknowledge the support it receives, including:

Even when the Minister or a representative of Women and Gender Equality Canada has publicly announced a project, the organization still needs to acknowledge the federal support in the course of the project and in related promotional activities. Organizations requiring assistance should notify their Women and Gender Equality Canada representative at least 30 days prior to holding any public activity.

Where to acknowledge Women and Gender Equality Canada's support

Organizations receiving support from Women and Gender Equality Canada must acknowledge this contribution in their project-related products, both material and electronic, including:

How to acknowledge Women and Gender Equality Canada's support

Organizations receiving support from Women and Gender Equality Canada must acknowledge this support by way of a credit line accompanied by Women and Gender Equality Canada's bilingual signature and the Canada wordmark.

Credit lines and signatures

To acknowledge support from Women and Gender Equality Canada, organizations must use the credit line which best corresponds to their situation. Was support provided in financial form or in another form? Are there contributors other than Women and Gender Equality Canada?

Suggested credit lines:

To acknowledge financial versus other forms of support:

Variations:

Example: The Go-Getters acknowledges the support of Women and Gender Equality Canada.

The credit line must be accompanied by Women and Gender Equality Canada's signature (the Canadian flag followed by Women and Gender Equality Canada's bilingual title) and by the Canada wordmark. 

Women and Gender Equality Canada signatureCanada wordmark

Obtain a high-resolution version of the Women and Gender Equality Canada signature.

Obtain a high-resolution version of the Canada wordmark.

If the document is mainly in French, the order of the titles in the signature is reversed:

French Women and Gender Equality Canada signatureCanada wordmark

Obtain a high-resolution version of the French Women and Gender Equality Canada signature.

Obtain a high-resolution version of the Canada wordmark.

If more than one federal department or agency have provided support, the "Government of Canada" signature and the Canada wordmark must be used.

Government of Canada signatureCanada wordmark

Obtain a high-resolution version of the Government of Canada signature.

Obtain a high-resolution version of the Canada wordmark.

If the document is mainly in French, the order of the titles in the signature is reversed:

French Government of Canada signatureCanada wordmark

Obtain a high-resolution version of the French Government of Canada signature.

Obtain a high-resolution version of the Canada wordmark.

When Women and Gender Equality Canada is the only federal contributor and there is insufficient space for a credit line, the document must at least bear WAGE's signature and the Canada wordmark.

The Canada wordmark can be used as the sole identifier of federal support as long as the credit line makes reference to Women and Gender Equality Canada or to the Government of Canada.

Note: Government of Canada signatures may not be altered in any way, must be given equal prominence to those of similar contributors, and must appear as distinct elements in a reasonable amount of white space. Their use and placement must not convey the impression of government ownership. The inclusion of Government of Canada signatures and the Canada wordmark does not constitute an official endorsement of a project, an organization, its stances or its policies.

Order of the official languages in signatures

The titles of federal institutions must appear in both official languages in a side-by-side format in all signatures. The English or French title appears on the left in accordance with the principal language of the product. In a mainly French product, such as a press release, the French title should appear on the left, followed by the English title on the right. In a mainly English product, the order is reversed.

Ministerial messages

Organizations sometimes present or take part in public events for which a program is published and in which free space is reserved for a message from the Minister for Women and Gender Equality. To arrange for Women and Gender Equality Canada to prepare such a message, please contact your WAGE representative or the office of the Minister at least 30 days in advance.

Contact us

For further information, or to address any concern, please contact Women and Gender Equality Canada's nearest office, or our National Office, or dial our toll-free number: 1‑855‑969‑9922.

Women and Gender Equality Canada offices

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