The Native Women’s Association of Canada has announced a staff cut of all employees whose jobs are not funded by core funding.
In a press statement, NWAC said only 15 per cent of its annual revenue is core. As the 2018-2019 fiscal year ends, “staff whose employment is not covered by core funding, unfortunately, will be released.”
It does not say how many jobs are to be cut, but reads the gap between unstable and stable funding is “significant.”
“Unless NWAC's provided with financial stability, we cannot provide employment security – and that is unfortunate not only for our employees but also for the women who count on the work that we do,” said NWAC’s CEO Lynne Groulx.
NWAC anticipates diminished capacity in “critical policy areas", including child and family services, the environment, youth, human trafficking and the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.