Caroline Cochrane on Committee Motion 109-18(3): Special Committee to Increase the Representation of Women in the Legislative Assembly Interim Report - Delivery of Campaign School for Women Initiatives, Carried
Committee Motion 109-18(3): Special Committee to Increase the Representation of Women in the Legislative Assembly Interim Report - Delivery of Campaign School for Women Initiatives, Carried Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters
Thank you, Mr. Chair. As the Minister for the Status of Women, this is a huge concern of my own. The campaign schools have been very successful. I think that can be vouched by MLA Green, who attended some of them, and by the voices of women throughout.
This motion, I did actually ask to change a bit originally because what I'd learned is that traditionally our pilots are currently being done by the Native Women's Association here in Yellowknife and the NWT Status of Women Council here in Yellowknife, recognizing that they're territorial. However, in my travels, not only on this campaign but through many engagements with community members, I've met many qualified facilitators in all the regions, so we are looking at getting the money out in different ways. The majority of costs have been to bring up people to the northern communities from Yellowknife, paying for the accommodation, for them to travel. Spreading the money out more to the communities means that we could actually save money and actually provide more campaign schools, and that is the goal of this motion, is to provide more to communities, and my personal goal is to support community development more so. Thank you, Mr. Chair.