Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Recipient Name: Mik'mac Native Friendship Society
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Date: 2009-01-13
Value: $208,000.00
Type: Grant
Purpose: This 24-month project will support a collaborative outreach approach for off-reserve Aboriginal women in Nova Scotia. A series of 24 Learning Circles (workshops) will be designed to inform and empower urban and off-reserve Aboriginal women around issues pertaining to family violence, relationship violence, pre-employability support, entrepreneurship, addictions, family health, self concept and self reliance. The holistic workshop materials, project template and resource documentation and online reference materials will be developed with participants then shared with four other Native Friendship Centers in the Atlantic region. A “train the trainer” component and two retreats will foster the development of a regional approach on economic security and safety issues in each of the five targeted Centers located across the region. The building of this new and innovative collaborative outreach approach will reach out to other key service organizations that support Aboriginal women to help themselves to gain economic security.
Comments: Multi-year project of 24 months.