POLITICS

A look at the aboriginal projects approved by Status of Women Canada

11/21/2014 04:03 EST | Updated 01/21/2015 05:59 EST
OTTAWA - Status of Women Canada recently provided statistics on the number of projects it has approved that focus on aboriginal women and girls. Those figures show only a small percentage of the projects had anything to do with aboriginals.

Here's the agency's breakdown:

Fall 2011 — Projects for "Women living in rural and remote communities"

Number of approved aboriginal-focused projects: 12

Total number of approved projects: 55

Percentage of aboriginal-focused projects approved: 22 per cent

Winter 2012 — Projects for "Engaging young people to prevent violence against women on post-secondary campuses"

Number of approved aboriginal-focused projects: 0

Total number of approved projects: 22

Percentage of aboriginal-focused projects approved: 0 per cent

Spring 2012 — Projects for "Increasing girls' and young women's economic prosperity and engagement in leadership roles"

Number of approved aboriginal-focused projects: 8

Total number of approved projects: 35

Percentage of aboriginal-focused projects approved: 23 per cent

Fall 2012 — Projects for "Engaging communities to end violence against women and girls"

Number of approved aboriginal-focused projects: 3

Total number of approved projects: 27

Percentage of aboriginal-focused projects approved: 11 per cent

Spring 2013 — Projects for "Increasing economic opportunities for women"

Number of approved aboriginal-focused projects: 6

Total number of approved projects: 35

Percentage of aboriginal-focused projects approved: 17 per cent

Fall 2013 — Projects for "Responding to cyber and sexual violence against women and girls"

Number of approved aboriginal-focused projects: 2

Total number of approved projects: 36

Percentage of aboriginal-focused projects approved: 6 per cent

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(Source: Status of Women Canada)