Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Recipient Name: Native Women’s Association of Canada
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Date: 2011-02-03
Value: $1,890,844.00
Type: Contribution
Purpose: The goal of this 36 month project is to reduce the levels of violence experience by Aboriginal women and girls in communities across Canada. The project builds on the previous phase and will work to strengthen the ability of communities, governments, educators (including those working with the Canadian Policy College, Post-Secondary Institutions, and educators of elementary and high school students) and service providers to respond to issues that relate to the root causes of violence against Aboriginal women and girls. This will be achieved by education, developing community based resources and engaging communities, emphasizing awareness, prevention and responsiveness. Specifically, the project will reach out to new audiences and those working to end violence against Aboriginal women through 30 community engagement workshops, and will test and share a community resource guide with Aboriginal women, service providers, police and justice officials and leaders in communities.
Comments: Multi-year project of 36 months