Support for community organizations – Minister Jean Boulet announces assistance of $ 74,000 for the Association of Cree Women Eeyou Istchee
QUEBEC, Feb. 7 2020 – The Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Solidarity and Minister responsible for the Mauricie region, Mr. Jean Boulet, is proud to announce the allocation of 74,331 $ in support of the overall mission of the Eeyou Istchee Cree Women Association.
This organization, founded in 2009 and located in Oujé-Bougoumou in Nord-du-Québec, aims to highlight the contribution of Cree women to the development of the communities of Eeyou Istchee.
To obtain this support, the Association of Cree Women Eeyou Istchee has demonstrated that it meets the criteria defining autonomous community action organizations and that one of its main missions is the collective defense of rights. This newly funded organization is in addition to some 330 community organizations for the collective defense of rights already funded by the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Solidarity.
“The services offered by a community organization like the Association of Cree Women Eeyou Istchee are important for supporting and valuing the contribution of women in their community. I salute his exemplary commitment, and I am very proud of the work that the members of this group do on a daily basis. ”
Jean Boulet , Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Solidarity and Minister responsible for the Mauricie region
“I am very proud that our government supports First Nations organizations such as the Association of Cree Women Eeyou Istchee, whose mission is to inspire and value the women of their nation through healing, culture and socioeconomic development . The work of this association contributes to the well-being of women and children and, through this commitment, we hope that it can continue to carry out its mission. ”
Sylvie D’Amours, Minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs
“The Eeyou Istchee Cree Women’s Association plays a very important role in Cree communities by restoring women to their rightful place in their society and by perpetuating the ancestral traditions of their people. Bravo for this contribution. ”
Denis Lamothe , Member of Parliament for Ungava
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