Yes, as a matter of fact. The cuts affecting Status of Women Canada, which has always been by our side, will definitely have a strong impact on us. They will deeply affect us because we are required to cut our staff and, as a result, we are not going to be able to apply for more funding and get more money.
As you know, the difference between MOFIF and service organizations is that we are trying to turn women into real leaders. Leadership is our motto, and the cuts are a major setback for immigrant women. All immigrant women agree. At our meetings with them, they want to be leaders, they want to help themselves and they want us to help them help themselves.