The Paro Centre for Women’s Enterprise now has a better chance to advance gender equality by targeting the barriers holding women back from having a real and fair chance at success.
More than $280,000 in federal funding was awarded to the centre for their Collaborating for Transformation: Advancing Women’s Economic Security project.
In the fall of 2017, organizations that support women’s economic security across Canada were invited by the Status of Women Canada to propose projects addressing some of the root causes of inequality. These barriers include access to childcare, unequal pay and the gender-wage gap.
Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Superior North, said women often have a hard time accessing capitol to either start a business or grow a business.
“We know that there are a number of reasons why, she said. “Banks tend to take less chances on women, there are discriminatory lending practices where people are automatically assumed ‘not capable’ because of their gender. These are things that still happen in this day and age.”
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