Support for Women's Economic Security - Theme 2: Call for Proposals


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Theme 2: Increasing Private Sector Leadership and Investments in Women

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Theme 2: Increasing Private Sector Leadership and Investments in Women

With this call for proposals, organizations across the country will implement projects designed to address some of the root causes of economic insecurity for women in Canada (e.g. accessibility of childcare, wage gap, pay inequity).

Achieving gender equality requires the participation of a wide range of actors. This call for proposals is a call to action to equality-seeking organizations to mobilize and work together to find sustainable solutions that meet the lifelong economic security needs of women in Canada.

Projects under this call will engage key stakeholders* across various sectors to implement systemic solutions to improve the economic security of women. Recognizing that systemic issues often intersect, projects that address women’s economic security as it relates to other issues will also be considered (e.g. women’s economic insecurity is both a cause and an outcome of violence against women).

Funding Availability

Up to $350,000 (regional projects)

Up to $500,000 (national projects)

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

Up to 36 months


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Please submit your application and budget along with an OR-5 Form to

External Deadline

Researchers will be responsible for submitting their application online to the sponsor in accordance with the sponsor's submission guidelines for 12:00pm noon on January 11, 2018.

Information For Co-applicants

If you need to meet a deadline set by the lead institution for this opportunity, please ensure that you provide the Office of Research with at least five days in advance of the lead institution’s deadline to review the application, or your proposed component of the project. Please be in touch with the Office of Research (contact information below) ahead of the deadline if it looks like it will be difficult for you to submit all the required documentation on time (i.e. budget, proposal, OR-5 Form).

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Meghan Grimes, Awards and Agreements Officer
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