The Women’s Economic Council is excited to announce that we are launching Her Mentors, a research project funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. The finding resulting from this study will help better understand the needs of newcomer women in mentorship programs and how service providers can develop inclusive targeted interventions. Read the post to know how to join Her Mentors.
We are delighted to announce that the Women’s Economic Council will be launching “Think Women: a Feminist Capacity Building Peer Network” starting October 1st, 2021 and ending March 31st, 2024. This project will support the inclusion of women’s voices from equity-seeking groups, particularly low-income women, women with disabilities, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, in the planning for economic recovery post-COVID-19.
The Women’s Economic Council (WEC) is closely monitoring the instructions released by the Public Health Agency of Canada. The safety of our staff, volunteers, and participants are our top priority. The Public Health Agency of Canada encourages reduced exposure to gatherings of more than five people and implementing social distancing measures as a way to minimize the transmission of COVID-19 in the community.
The Women’s Economic Council is a national organization and a registered charity. Our mission is to advance every woman’s participation in building resilient and inclusive economies, especially women who experience multiple systemic barriers. We achieve our mission through consultation, networking, research and advocacy to understand and address the challenges women experience creating sustainable livelihoods.