Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Recipient Name: D’Main de femmes
Location: Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec
Date: 2008-03-03
Value: $91,050.00
Type: Grant
Purpose: D’Main de femmes operates under the following assumption: women are poorer than men at various stages of their lives, a condition which may be ascribed in large part to our system. In other words, by living in poverty, are women in many cases contributing to the collective wealth? By determining whether its assumption is founded or not, the organization intends to identify the systemic causes of impoverishment in order to improve the prospects of women. By creating tools to increase awareness and reflection among women in the overall Montérégie administrative region, women will acquire the ability to foresee the economic impacts of their choices and react in an informed manner. Furthermore, dialogue with the region’s key players will increase their understanding of the major issues at play and increase reliance on gender based analysis in their respective areas of operation. It should be added that this project stems from an analysis of the situation of women performed by Montérégie’s 13 centres, all of which will be involved in conducting the L’appauvrissement a t il un sexe? project.