Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Recipient Name: Eritrean Canadian Community Centre of Metropolitan Toronto
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2010-03-15
Value: $79,314.00
Type: Grant
Purpose: This 12-month project aims to provide 30 immigrant women with leadership and facilitation skills to become a leader in their community in addressing sexual education. A three day training session on sexual education, based on the “Raising Sexually Healthy Children” model developed by the Toronto Public Health, will be provided to 30 African immigrant women. The objective of the training consists of offering culturally relevant education in relation to sexual health; ending misinformation about sexuality; and assisting immigrants and their children in adjusting to Canadian society. In addition, the 30 women will attend a three day leadership training workshop; they will have access to mentorship in order to facilitate their own peer-led workshops. Empowering women to take leadership in sexual health education potentially reduces the vulnerability of women and girls from violence, abuse and exploitation as well as unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.