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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Investing over $150,000 to Advance Gender Equality in Manitoba

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Winnipeg – Indigenous women, women with disabilities, members of LGBTQ2 communities, as well as newcomers, Black, racialized, and migrant women are all disproportionately impacted by longstanding inequities. Through support for Manitoba-based organizations that advance gender equality and work to break down barriers, individuals in these communities will be able to fully participate in the economic, social, and democratic life in …

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Celebrating 5 Years of Legal Protections for Gender Identity & Expression

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Ottawa – Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, issued the following statement today: This Sunday, we will celebrate the progress that the Government of Canada has made to protect trans and gender diverse people. On June 19, 2017, the Governor General signed Bill C-16 into law, amending the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code. …

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International Day of Pink

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Ottawa – Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, today issued the following statement on the International Day of Pink. “Today on the International Day of Pink, we renew our commitment to standing up against bullying, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and transmisogyny, and speaking out against the harmful impacts of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender …

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Applications now being accepted for Youth Employment and Skills Program

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Ottawa, Ontario – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Engaging youth in agriculture with meaningful work opportunities is critical to the development of Canada’s next generation of farmers. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced an investment of up to $3.7 million to enhance the Youth Employment and Skills Program (YESP) and support approximately 300 jobs for …

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Addressing gender-based violence

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East Angus – Gender-based violence is a serious human rights violation, a major public health risk, a national security concern, and a significant barrier to gender equality in Canada. Marie-Claude Bibeau, MP for Compton—Stanstead, on behalf of Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, announced $237,087 for the Corporation de développement Communautaire (CDC) of Haut-Saint-François’s new project …

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Canada invests over $1.3m to support Black women, girls

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Ottawa – Black women and girls are an important part of the fabric of Canadian society and have made invaluable contributions across all aspects of society, including culture, STEM, sports, and business. The Government of Canada continues to invest in projects that help eliminate the inequalities facing Black women and girls and provide them with the resources they need to succeed. …