YES to receive funding to improve retention and advancement of women in STEM industries in Montreal 2017-08-10

The Honourable Maryam Monsef, P.C., M.P., Minister of Status of Women, announced this week that $18 million dollars will be invested by the Government of Canada to advance gender equality.

The Honourable Maryam Monsef, P.C., M.P., Minister of Status of Women, announced this week that $18 million dollars will be invested by the Government of Canada to advance gender equality. $2.5 million in funding has been granted to seven projects that will challenge barriers to gender equality in Montréal and the province of Quebec. 

YES is very excited to be a part of this intiative and will use funds to improve the retention and advancement of women in STEM industries in Montréal.

"Through this partnership with the Government of Canada, we will be working to improve the retention and advancement of women in STEM industries in Montréal by bringing about systemic changes in a number of workplaces. We will also enhance the value of this project by sharing best practices, success stories, and model corporations to foster systemic changes in more STEM workplaces in the future." Iris Unger (Executive Director, YES).

 
The Honourable Maryam Monsef, P.C., M.P., Minister of Status of Women speaks at the Atwater Library and Computre Centre From left: Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women; Shanly Dixon, Atwater Library and Computer Centre; Cindy Fagen, SAP Labs Canada; Yasmina Chouakri, Table de concertation des organismes au service des personnes réfugiées et immigrantes; Myriam Zaidi, Fédération des femmes du Québec; Anju Dhillon, MP for Dorval/Lachine/LaSalle