Key Findings from the “Propelling Women into STEM and Skilled and Non-Traditional Professions” Conference

The conference “Propelling Women into STEM and Skilled and Non-Traditional Professions,” was the Quebec portion of a series of virtual panels held across Canada as part of The Prosperity Project’s (TPP) Rosie the Riveter Initiative. The panels, which focus on women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), skilled and non-traditional trades, and leadership roles, were held with the support…

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2021 National Roundtable on Women in Skilled Trades hosted by The Prosperity Project

The Prosperity Project brought together 23 individuals representing a range of organizations, associations, and institutions from across Canada to discuss the transformational change needed to address the lack of women in skilled trades. The Roundtable gave participants the opportunity to share their experiences and learnings in addressing the barriers women face when entering, remaining and progressing in the trades and to discuss…

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The Matching Initiative: Homeward Bound

Launched by WoodGreen in 2004, Homeward Bound is an award-winning comprehensive 4-year program that helps homeless or inadequately housed single mothers achieve lasting economic self-sufficiency. The first of its kind in Canada, Homeward Bound provides single mothers access to transitional housing, post-secondary education, childcare, and sustainable employment. The 4-year program includes a free 2-year college education in diploma programs such…

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The Matching Initiative: Equality Fund

Kickstarted by a historic $300 million contribution from the Government of Canada in 2019, the Equality Fund was founded with the goal of building the largest self-sustaining fund for gender equality in Canada and around the world. The Equality Fund aims to return the investment to women-centric causes and provide flexible funding to non-profit organizations and charities. To reach this…

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The Matching Initiative: Jean Augustine Centre for Young Women’s Empowerment

Named after the Honourable Jean Augustine, the first African-Canadian woman to be elected to the House of Commons, the Jean Augustine Centre for Young Women’s Empowerment was established in 2014 to provide programs for girls aged 7 to 17 to support their mental, physical and social well-being. Based in Etobicoke, Ontario, the Jean Augustine Centre provides programs, camps and workshops to…

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