For the first time in 25 years, The Lethbridge Women’s Space was denied funding by the federal department for the Status of Women.
The CBC has the story.
We were status of woman funded for the last 25 years and we were very shocked when our application was denied because we have a very good relationship with Status of Women. We were [continuing] a previous project where we had served so many women with financial literacy services and we were shocked that it was denied because financial literacy has been identified as such a priority by this particular government.
A friend of mine, Shannon Phillips was interviewed on CBC regarding the loss of funding.
If you’d like to learn more about Womanspace, visit the Womanspace website. If you’d like to help, their site also links to those you could contact.