Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Recipient Name: NATIVE WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Date: 2007-10-12
Value: $479,798.00
Type: Grant
Purpose: This 32-month project will train 200 youth and youth councils across Canada to deliver workshops to sensitize and equip another 1,000 Aboriginal youths to deal with all forms of violence that Aboriginal girls face in their communities. Using the Violence Prevention Toolkit, participants will address their security needs and concerns on domestic violence and its impact, date violence, sexual assault, emotional abuse and bullying. First Nations and Métis youth and girls will be equipped to protect themselves, create a safe environment, and develop safety nets with community resource persons in or outside their community; determine appropriate responses to violent behaviours; and contribute to the development of local safety programs. They will work with local organizations to develop violence prevention action plans to protect girls and young Native women.
Comments: Multi-year project of 3 years (2007-2009).