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Theme 2: Advancing Women in Various Sectors through Mentorship/Sponsorship

Economic Prosperity: Positioning Women of Success

Project Objective

The purpose of this theme is to increase opportunities for the advancement of women within an industry or profession, including entrepreneurial enterprises, through the piloting of sustainable mentorship/sponsorship models.

Project Description

Through the piloting of sustainable mentorship/sponsorship models, projects will address sector-specific barriers that limit the advancement of women, particularly professional or entrepreneurial women. Models will be formally evaluated to test their effectiveness.

Funding Available/Duration

Funding Available Duration
Projects at the local level Up to $250,000 Up to 30 months
Projects in multiple communities across Canada Up to $300,000 Up to 36 months

Mandatory Key Activities

a) Partnerships

b) Examine Context

c) Determine and Choose an Option

d) Implementation

e) Knowledge Sharing

f) Project Evaluation

Important Considerations

For the purposes of this Call for Proposals, the only applications that will be considered for funding will:

Projects proposing the following types of activities will not be considered under this Call for Proposals:

Planned results

Project Deliverables (After Approval)

Month 4

Month 12 and 24

Project end

Note: Performance reporting requirements and timelines will be determined after the proposed project has been approved.

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