About a month ago, WRRC received news that thrilled us beyond belief. We will be the recipient of a large piece of funding from the federal government’s Capacity-building Fund.
WRRC will receive $219,000 over four years to increase our capacity through strategic planning, building a HR and volunteer management strategy, and increasing our efforts in public education and fund development initiatives, all to cultivate growth and support women’s rural leadership in our community and beyond.
On Thursday, we were finally able to announce the good news to the public. We were joined by Kate Young, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Science and Sport and to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, and Member of Parliament for London West, as well as Peter Fragiskatos, Member of Parliament for London West, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality.
To read more about this announcement, check out some of this media coverage:
This funding will help WRRC prevent violence in the first place through public education and prevention work. This has long been part of our organization’s mandate, but typically critically needed services like crisis work are what we receive funding for. This federal funding will allow us to develop a program to ensure any woman who comes to our door, whether a volunteer, a member of our staff, a Facebook follower or a woman in need of service will be able to learn and grow.
It was also announced that nine organizations across Southwestern Ontario will receive funding, including:
Congratulations to all these incredible and deserving organizations. And a huge thank you to the Ministry of Women and Gender Equality, and the Status for Women Canada. This is a transformational moment for WRRC, and we could not be more excited!
Last week was celebration.
This week, we get to work.back