Funding shortfall means layoffs for half of Native Women’s Association workforce

The Native Women’s Association of Canada says a major shortfall in federal funding has forced it to lay off roughly half its workforce.

The advocacy organization says as part of Canada’s national apprenticeship program and other initiatives, it received grants last year totalling $48 million. This year, revenue dropped to $10 million.

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The organization is calling on the federal government to provide more stable core funding.

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