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March 11, 2008

Government of Canada Funds Women's Groups in New Brunswick

FREDERICTON – Women across the province of New Brunswick will benefit from several projects aimed at achieving the full participation of women in the economic, social and democratic life of Canada, thanks to an investment from the Government of Canada.

The announcement was made today by the Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs and M.P. for New Brunswick Southwest, on behalf of the Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages.

A total of $878,455 will be invested in four New Brunswick organizations for projects benefiting women of diverse backgrounds across the province:

•$338,108 to the New Brunswick Coalition for Pay Equity / Coalition pour l’équité salariale du Nouveau-Brunswick for the project entitled Tools for Pay Equity – Making it Work for Women.

•$313,000 to the Multicultural Association of Fredericton for the project entitled Health and Wellbeing for Immigrant Women in Fredericton.

•$170,521 to Making Waves / Vague par Vague for the project entitled Getting on the Same Wavelength: Creating a Sustainable Model for Relationship Violence Prevention in New Brunswick.

•$56,826 to the Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick for the project entitled Community Safety: Reaching Abused Women with Key Family Violence Messages.

These projects were approved under the Women’s Community Fund of the Women’s Program of Status of Women Canada. This Fund supports eligible organizations in carrying out projects at the local, regional and national level.