Funding in the amount of $426,410 to Elevate Aviation was announced at the Edmonton International Airport on May 4, 2018.
The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women Canada and Randy Boissonnault, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre made this announcement. Two other grant recipients were on hand (APEGA and the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association) as the Minister discussed the importance of building economic security for women through this funding.
The funding from the Status of Women Canada, a federal government organization that promotes economic, social, and democratic equality for women, will go towards a three-year project completely orchestrated and managed by Elevate Aviation. The project is called “Creating Economic Security for Women through Aviation”.
Elevate Aviation’s mission is to help women thrive and succeed through aviation. “Through this funding, we will be able to help more women achieve economic security through successful careers in aviation. Supporting women as they pursue their dreams in aviation is our mission, and with this funding, we will be able to continue to make a difference in the lives of women in Canada.” Kendra Kincade, Founder and Chair of the Board of Elevate Aviation.
“When women are without good jobs and stable incomes, we all bear the costs and consequences. Investing in the middle class and those working hard to join it means investing in women’s economic security so they, their families and their communities can prosper. Our government knows that when we invest in women, we strengthen the economy for everyone, and that’s why these projects are so important: they are creating the right conditions for women to thrive in their careers – and their lives. By funding organizations that will target the barriers holding women back, we are ensuring that all Canadians – regardless of gender – have a real and fair chance at success.” -The Honourable Maryam Monsef, P.C., M.P., Minister of Status of Women