Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Recipient Name: Centre d’aide Aqua-R-Elle
Location: Victoriaville, Quebec
Date: 2009-02-09
Value: $108,045.00
Type: Grant
Purpose: The purpose of the project is to prevent and eliminate sexual violence by working with approximately 1,350 immigrant and refugee women in the Mauricie and Central Quebec regions. Twenty information/training workshops will be organized throughout the area for 500 women. For this project, the Centre d’aide Aqua-R-Elle will create or adapt various types of information, intervention and training tools on sexual violence to ensure that they reflect the experiences of immigrant and refugee women. These tools will include a video, two facilitation manuals, one for the targeted women, the other for service providers, and an information pamphlet that will be made available to 850 women by the many partners in the region and throughout Quebec. Afterwards, the Centre will transfer to the Regroupement québécois des centres d’aide et de lutte contre les agressions à caractère sexuel its new expertise and the tools created, which will enable it to reach 2,500 more women and 165 workers. Throughout the project, the Centre will encourage the participation of immigrant and refugee women and their inclusion in its own decision-making bodies, and is planning to recruit an immigrant woman as a project officer.
Comments: Multi-year project of 36 months.