Women's Network PEI struggling to obtain funding

The organization's executive director says more groups seeking funds from shrinking pot of money

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

CBC News Prince Edward Island, March 31, 2015 — A not-for-profit organization that works to strengthen and support the efforts of PEI women has about 80 per cent less staff than it did a year ago at this time.

Women's Network PEI is down to two part-time staffers because of layoffs, down from nine full-time and two part-time staff.

The executive director of the organization says most of the money it receives is for specific projects.

Sara Roach-Lewis is not sure why the organization's most recent proposals have been rejected by federal and provincial governments, as well as other funding partners.

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