Federal 2SLGBTQI Action Plan

Improves Sexual Health for 2-Spirit, Trans, Non-Binary People

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Vancouver – The Government of Canada firmly believes that everyone should have access to safe and consistent sexual and reproductive health services. To do so, we are committed to reducing barriers to access that continue to exist from coast to coast to coast. We know that in Canada, Two-Spirit, trans and non-binary (TTNB) people are often unable to access inclusive …

David Lametti

Providing support to racialized members of communities

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Toronto – Access to justice is a fundamental Canadian value and an integral part of a fair and just society based on the rule of law. The Government of Canada is committed to providing fair and equal access to justice for members of 2SLGBTQI+ and racialized communities across the country and addressing systemic racism and discrimination in all its forms …

Trudeau and Marci Ien

Funding Crisis Hotlines for Gender-Based Violence in Nova Scotia

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Halifax – Crisis hotlines are a lifeline for survivors of gender-based violence and are critical support services. During the pandemic, the demand for crisis hotline services has significantly increased across Canada. Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, announced $700,000 to support crisis hotlines across Nova Scotia. Minister Ien was joined by Karla MacFarlane, Minister responsible for …

Regan Marci

Moving 1 step closer to ensuring free access to menstrual products 

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Ottawa – Menstrual products are a basic need and are essential to upholding Canadians’ sexual and reproductive health and rights, as well as to ensuring women’s participation in school, work and society. Yet, one in three Canadians who need pads, tampons or other menstrual products struggle to afford them. To make life more affordable and workplaces more equitable, the Government …

Marci Ien

Supporting projects for youth in tourism, hospitality sector 

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Gatineau – The tourism and hospitality sector is a key economic driver and job creator, especially for young Canadians. That is why the Government of Canada is taking action to help youth prepare for careers in this growing part of the economy. To mark World Tourism Day, the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, Marci Ien, highlighted Government …

Trudeau and Marci Ien

Marking Start of Canada’s Gender Equality Week

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Ottawa – Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, issued the following statement today on Gender Equality Week: “Simply put, advancing gender equality benefits everyone. It’s good for our economy, leads to greater health and happiness, promotes peace and security, and upholds fairness and justice in communities across the country. We all have a part to play …

Trudeau and Marci Ien

Youth Council meets in Ottawa to advocate for young Canadians

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OTTAWA – The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring the diverse perspectives and priorities of young Canadians are central in building a stronger, more inclusive and equitable future for all. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, and Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, joined the Prime Minister’s Youth Council for their first in-person meeting since …

Len Miller

Ministers provide update on work to improve govt services

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Ottawa – Canadians, and those who want to visit, work, study, or start new lives in Canada, deserve high-quality and efficient government services that are accessible, timely, and make their lives easier. On June 25, 2022, the Prime Minister announced the creation of a new ministerial task force to help improve government services, with a focus on reducing delays around …

Marci Ien

Funding announced for Youth Organizations 

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Ottawa – Young Canadians are integral to Canada’s present and future success, as they are the leaders of today and tomorrow. Youth organizations in Canada are undertaking important work, such as amplifying youth voices and advocating for gender equality. Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, announced over $2 million in funding for programs aimed at supporting …

Rochelle Squires

Funding Crisis Hotlines For Gender-Based Violence 

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Winnipeg – During the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for crisis hotline services significantly increased across Canada. Crisis hotlines are a lifeline to survivors of gender-based violence and are critical support services. Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, announced $30 million to support crisis hotlines across Canada. Minister Ien was joined by Rochelle Squires, Manitoba’s Minister responsible for …