$34K grant announced to empower women in Calgary.

The Alberta Ministry of Status of Women announced a $34,000 grant for the foundation during a gathering at the Sunalta Community Centre on Sunday.

The Connections Counselling and Consulting Foundation in Calgary organize workshops to help women develop social and boundary-setting skills, build self-confidence and also include sexual health education, employment preparation and tools to address abusive relationships.

For foundation director Erin Waite, the money means being able to offer the program to more who need it.