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We are no longer accepting applications for this call for proposals. The deadline for applications was October 17, 2014.

The purpose of this call for proposals is to solicit projects that promote women’s economic prosperity by addressing barriers to success and capitalizing on opportunities.   


Status of Women Canada (SWC) works to advance equality for women in Canada. To help achieve this goal, SWC, through the Women’s Program, provides funding for projects that respond to longstanding and emerging issues of concern to women and girls, and help create conditions for success for women in Canada. 

Project Elements

Elements to be developed by applicants:

All projects must work to advance equality between women and men in Canada.  Furthermore, working in partnership with women and community stakeholders is an essential element to success. In light of this, in addition to determining and developing the project elements mentioned above, applicants must also answer the following questions:  

Ensuring that project results are sustainable is a key consideration. In order to have a lasting impact, policies or structures that may hinder your efforts need to be considered in your project design. 

Funding Available/Duration

  Funding Available Duration
Projects at the local/regional level Up to $300,000 Up to 36 months
Projects at the national level Up to $500,000 Up to 36 months

Important Considerations

Project Deliverables (After Approval)

Month 4

Month 12

Month 24

Month 36

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

Deadline: October 17, 2014

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