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Women’s group loses federal funding

Ottawa-based non-profit ran leadership programs in Africa

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The Ottawa-based women’s aid organization Match International can no longer count on getting federal dollars to finance its activities. It was revealed Thursday that Ottawa has cut the non-profit organization loose after 34 years, saying performance issues were to blame for the elimination of a government subsidy that provided Match International with 75 per cent of its operating budget. The group, which runs programs that help women gain leadership skills and start their own businesses in countries such as Ghana, Mali and Tanzania, is unsure of how it will keep those programs alive without government money. Match International executive director Kim Bulger called the Canadian International Development Agency’s move “disingenuous” and accused CIDA of having done it for “political” reasons.

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