Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Recipient Name: Canadian Council for Muslim Women
Location: Gananoque, Ontario
Date: 2009-03-04
Value: $314,025.00
Type: Grant
Purpose: This project will involve seven schools from across Ontario located in Toronto, London, Peel and Waterloo. Muslim girls and their classmates will develop leadership skills as well as knowledge of their rights regarding gender equality, racial equality and how to eliminate violence in their lives. Muslim girls, with the assistance of their educators, non-Muslim and male peers, will form a Steering Committee in each school. These Committees will lead a series of workshops addressing discrimination, violence and human rights. A Steering Committee Coordinator will organize each school to contribute to the formation of a tool for educators. This tool will provide a basis for reacting sensitively and knowledgably to the issues facing young Muslim women in the 21st century.
Comments: Multiyear project of 24 months.