Catherine McKenna

Your member of parliament for


Ottawa Centre

Catherine McKenna

Your member of parliament for


Ottawa Centre

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Call for Concepts – Gender-Based Violence Program

Gender-based violence continues to have devastating impacts on Canadian individuals, families and communities. The effects of such violence can be long-lasting and profoundly affect many aspects of a person’s life.

That’s why our government has launched a new Gender-Based Violence Program to support survivors and their families.

Status of Women is holding their first ever call for concepts that is expected to provide up to $20 million in funding for projects at local, regional, and national levels.

Some populations living in Canada experience disproportionate levels of violence and face greater challenges to accessing services. Through this call for concepts, targeted funding opportunities will be provided to organizations work in sectors that support specific groups of survivors including under-served populations such as Indigenous women, children and youth, LGBTQ2 communities and gender-non-binary people, seniors, and women living with a disability.

If you (or your organization) have a great idea or are already doing remarkable work in this field I encourage you to submit your concept.

We all have a role to play in addressing gender-based violence. This new program and call for concepts is a unique opportunity to come together with our partners in the community to coordinate and multiply our efforts. Together, we can make a tangible difference in the lives of gender-based violence survivors and their families.

If you have any questions about this call for concepts, please contact my community office.