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Key Programs

OWD 30th Anniversary

OWD 30th Anniversary: Interactive Timeline

Helping Women Achieve Economic Security

Microlending for Women in Ontario Program

Microlending for Women in Ontario helps low-income women start and build successful businesses.

Training Programs for Women 

The Ontario Women’s Directorate funds programs that help women achieve economic security. These programs provide:

Women’s Centres – Investing in Women’s Futures

Through the Investing in Women’s Futures program, the OWD supports initiatives in 25 women’s centres located in communities across Ontario. These initiatives prevent violence against women and promote women’s economic independence by helping women develop skills and abilities that will reduce their vulnerability to poverty and abuse. Services at the centres vary and include:

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