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e-2014 (Women's rights)

Initiated by Alice de Cloedt from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • Feminist women’s organizations have been struggling for decades to keep the lights on and doors open due to a lack of federal core operations funding;
  • Feminist women’s organizations are the most underfunded in Canada’s non-profit sector, yet they are the single most effective means to building better lives for women;
  • Feminist women’s organizations need reliable, long-term, stable operational funding and direct investment to help women;
  • The Government of Canada’s program funding is insecure, competitive, and takes workers’ time away from helping more women;
  • Direct federal funding to women’s organizations represents less than 0.01% of total federal program spending; only about $1 for every woman in Canada; and
  • The Government of Canada needs to dedicate the political and financial support, resources, and funding to meet Canada’s long-standing international and constitutional commitments on women’s equality;
We, the undersigned, Women’s March Canada - Saskatoon, call upon the Government of Canada to immediately provide secure, multi-year core operational funding to feminist women’s organizations and set national standards to ensure equality of access to services and protection for all women.
Government response tabled on August 21, 2019 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-130-07)
Open for signature
January 24, 2019, at 2:14 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
May 24, 2019, at 2:14 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Sheri Benson (Saskatoon West)
June 5, 2019 (Petition No. 421-04139)
Government response tabled
August 21, 2019
Photo - Sheri Benson
Saskatoon West
New Democratic Party Caucus
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