Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada

September 26, 2014 14:00 ET

Harper Government Supports International Association of Women Police Training Conference in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - Sept. 26, 2014) - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today, the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Regional Minister for Manitoba, and Member of Parliament for Saint-Boniface, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced $65,000 in support of the 52nd International Association of Women Police Training Conference (IAWP).

Federal support will enable western small- and medium-sized entrepreneurs to showcase law enforcement goods and services to potential domestic and international clients as part of the trade show component of the Conference.

More than 500 delegates from 50 countries are expected to attend the five-day conference.

Quick Facts

  • The Conference will have a focus on skills training and future recruitment in the policing sector.

  • Western Canadian small- and medium- sized enterprises will be able to take advantage of international trade agreements with the European Union, as well as seek out opportunities in emerging markets like Africa.

  • The IAWP is a global organization for women in criminal justice professions. The IAWP mission is to strengthen, unite and raise the profile of women in criminal justice internationally.

Quotes

"Our Government recognizes the important work our police officers do on behalf of all Canadians and we are proud to support the trade show portion of this conference, which will highlight the latest innovations in policing. I wish all participants a productive conference and look forward to witnessing the benefits of the trade show to the entrepreneurs in attendance."

- Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"The International Association of Women Police (IAWP) 2014 Conference Committee made a bold commitment to provide French language services, such as translated documents, French speakers for the program, and French volunteers for the conference in Winnipeg. This was to be "first" for IAWP. The conference committee also wanted to provide as much exposure for local business and entrepreneurs who supply products and service to law enforcement. Funding provided by the Western Diversification grant has ensured our commitment to these goals. We have over 26 businesses and services represented in our trade show, French conference guides, and an array of services for our Francophone delegates."

- Sandra Martin, Conference Director IAWP 2014

Additional Links

- International Association of Police Women Conference: www.iawp2014.org

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Contact Information

  • Lorne Pelletier
    Director, Policy, Planning and External Relations
    Western Economic Diversification Canada
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    204-510-7659
    lorne.pelletier@wd-deo.gc.ca

    Sandra Martin #1841
    Sergeant, Uniform Operations
    West District Station
    Conference Director IAWP 2014
    204-803-3864
    SandraMartin@winnipeg.ca

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