Bridge School Awarded Grant to Build Capacity in Toronto’s Tech Industry

Bridge School
May 27 · 2 min read

Bridge School is thrilled to announce that it’s been named as a recipient of funding from the Department for Women and Gender Equality, as part of their Capacity Building grant.

Bridge was named a recipient alongside a number of other organizations that are aimed at enabling women’s and Indigenous organizations that serve women to tackle systemic barriers that impede progress. The national representation of the recipients demonstrates and recognizes the diverse experiences of gender and inequality across the country; Bridge will continue to operate and serve the tech community in Toronto as part of this grant.

“Our need to grow and meet the demand for our graduates is rising and we’re grateful for this long-term funding from the Government of Canada,” says Bridge founder and CEO Emily Porta. “It provides the resources we need to improve our graduates’ economic security and the tech industry’s labour requirements while advancing gender equality — this is transformative change at its best.”

As women continue to be disproportionately affected by economic insecurity, often earning less for every dollar earned by men, and who are also much more likely to work on a part-time basis, Bridge School is aiming to assist women, non-binary and agender tech professionals in Toronto to level up their skill set to improve their careers, and in turn, their economic security.

Bridge School is honoured to be among the 18 organizations in Toronto receiving funding on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality.

Read the full press release from the Government of Canada here.

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