August 29, 2019 – Prince George, British Columbia – Women and Gender Equality Canada
The Government of Canada is committed to advancing gender equality and it recognizes the important role that creating more opportunities for women can play in promoting women’s empowerment in all aspects of Canadian life. By investing in projects that improve women’s economic security, we are helping to ensure that women, their families and communities can prosper—and this means a stronger economy for all Canadians.
Today, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality, announced a federal investment of $844,757 to three organizations to help increase women’s economic security and their capacity.
Small Scale Food Processor Association, located in Parksville, British Columbia, is receiving $308,268 to address the systemic and institutional barriers impacting the economic security of women entrepreneurs in the food processing industry by developing effective partnerships with the private sector as a key partner.
We are doing exciting work with private sector partners to help women overcome systemic and institutional barriers. Forging effective partnerships helps us realize a shared strategic vision to ensure that women play vital and indispensable leadership roles in food processing today and in the future. Positive instrumental change does not happen easily, which is why we are grateful for the support from the Government of Canada.
Candice Appleby, Executive Director
Small Scale Food Processor Association