Minister Duclos announces new Government of Canada funding of $400,000 that will help support a vibrant gender equality movement across Canada
By Guy Boulianne | On 13/03/2018
Project will advance gender equality in Québec and local women leaders will be engaged in national network.
QUÉBEC, March 13, 2018 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is committed to advancing gender equality and empowering women and girls. By investing in a strong and thriving gender equality movement today, we are laying the foundation for gender equality tomorrow.
On behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Member of Parliament for Québec, today announced Government of Canada funding for a project that will advance gender equality in Québec.
By Guy Boulianne | On 28/02/2018
TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2018 /CNW/ - Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) is proud to receive a 2017 Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation. The Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Awards, administered by the Ontario Heritage Trust, are prestigious awards that recognize exceptional contributions to heritage conservation, environmental sustainability and biodiversity, and cultural and natural heritage. The award recognized the success of JHR's Indigenous Reporters Program, which aims to improve the quality and number of Indigenous voices in Canadian media.
The Indigenous Reporters Program aims to increase the number of Indigenous journalists and stories in media. It does this by offering in-community training, sending a journalism trainer to a First Nations community. The program further alleviates some of the financial burden of Indigenous journalism students by offering scholarships, and provides hands-on experience for emerging Indigenous journalists by offering internships at mainstream and Indigenous newsrooms.
The program also aims to educate non-Indigenous journalists and journalism students on best practices for reporting on Indigenous communities.
Treatment of Indigenous peoples in the Canadian justice system: The AFNQL supports demands for a Royal Commission
By Guy Boulianne | On 27/02/2018
WENDAKE, QC, Feb. 27, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) stands in solidarity with First Nations on the movement demanding a reform of the Canadian justice system which treats Indigenous peoples in an unacceptable manner.