Ottawa to announce $2 million in women’s sports funding tomorrow in Mississauga

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Published August 3, 2022 at 3:49 pm

Canada’s Minister of Sport Pascale St-Onge will be in Mississauga tomorrow afternoon (Aug. 4) to deliver $2 million in funding to women in Canadian sports.

St-Onge will make the announcement at the LBC Youth Facility, on Westport Cr. in the city’s east end.

The money is being promised to Canadian Women & Sport, an organization created in 1981 to advocate for progressive change within Canada’s sport system. Its goal is to see the enhanced presence of girls and women at all levels and in all areas–as athletes, participants, leaders, officials, coaches and trainers.

Canadian Women & Sport is the fourth national-level organization to receive funding via Ottawa’s Community Sport for All initiative, a ministry spokesperson said in an email.

“Funded projects will help reduce barriers to sport participation and retention for girls, women and non-binary people who are from Black, Indigenous, racialized, 2SLGBTQQIA+, low-income and newcomer populations, as well as people with disabilities,” the spokesperson continued.

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