The objective of the Women's Program is to achieve the full participation of women in the economic, social and democratic life of Canada.
Funding is provided to eligible organizations in support of projects at the local, regional and national levels that address the following three priority areas:
Eligible organizations and activities are determined by the Women's Program's funding criteria. Funding is not provided for ongoing activities, such as an organization's operations and administration. Also, as available funds are limited, not all qualified applicants may receive funding.
There is no deadline date; applications are accepted throughout the year.
Funding for the project shall not exceed 100% of eligible expenditures. This includes federal, provincial, territorial and municipal assistance for the same purpose.
Eligible expenditures are those considered necessary to support the purpose of the project and are costs incurred after the signature of the agreement. There are two types of eligible expenditures:
If organizations list direct delivery expenditures under administrative expenditures, or vice versa, the amounts requested under both types could automatically be cut. Therefore, ensure that descriptions are clear and detailed enough to avoid confusion.
The Department reserves the right to make the final determination on the value of funding and to exclude expenditures that are ineligible, unnecessary or outside the scope of the project.