Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Recipient Name: Shelternet for Abused Women
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2008-03-03
Value: $642,658.00
Type: Grant
Purpose: The pilot project will test a newly designed e-Services program that facilitates immediate and interactive communication between an e-Counsellor and abused women to provide non-crisis support including a safety assessment and appropriate advice and references by the e-Counsellor. ‘’Online Counselling for Abused Women’’ is a progressive technology project to increase access to safe and secure online counselling for women. The project is an expanded pilot project that will test the e-Service through computers in shelters across the country and provide training to shelter staff so they can assist the women in accessing the service. 12 provincial/territorial shelter associations will participate in a selection process to ensure broad representation from diverse populations of women. Shelternet will work with Francophone from Quebec and outside Quebec; Aboriginal, Immigrant/Refugee; Disabled, Deaf, Northern, Remote and Rural women organizations.
Comments: Multi-year project of 3 years (2008-2010).