3-year project will support Métis women’s access to employment in Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB – Infinity Women Secretariat has announced funding through Status of Women Canada for a three-year project that will improve access to employment for Métis mothers and caregivers across Manitoba. The announcement was made as part of an event hosted by Infinity Women Secretariat, an affiliate of the Manitoba Metis Federation.
After an opening prayer by Linda St. Cyr-Saric and opening comments from Winnipeg Centre Member of Parliament Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Winnipeg South Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary for Status of Women Canada Terry Duguid announced the funding on behalf of Status of Women Canada. Through the Prosperity Through Innovation: Métis Women in Manitoba project, Infinity Women Secretariat will receive $283,800 over three years for increasing access to individualized, relevant programs and services including child care, job matching and skills coaching that will support Métis Women in Manitoba to achieve their goals. The project will realize these aims through partnerships and collaboration with employment and service providers including the MMF – Metis Employment and Training and the Louis Riel Institute.
“We know barriers exist for Métis women in Manitoba, including a lack of accessible child care programs and early learning opportunities,” said Duguid. “This 36-month project will address barriers faced by Métis women as they enter, re-enter or remain in the workforce.”
“We are very excited about this announcement as our project will help Métis women with their life and career paths, and towards achieving their holistic life goals,” said Campbell. “We welcome and appreciate the Government of Canada’s support for this project, which will help address barriers to economic security faced by Métis mothers and caregivers across Manitoba.”
Infinity Women Secretariat was incorporated on April 23, 2013 with a main objective to promote, empower and enhance the social, cultural and economic well-being of Métis women in Manitoba.
Status of Women Canada is a federal government organization that promotes equality for women and their full participation in the economic, social and democratic life of Canada. For more information, visit SWC-CFC.gc.ca.
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The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is the official democratic and self-governing political representative for the Métis Nation’s Manitoba Métis Community. The Manitoba Métis are Canada’s Negotiating Partner in Confederation and the Founders of the Province of Manitoba.