Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Recipient Name: Regroupement québécois des Centres d’aide et de lutte contre les agressions à caractère sexuel (RCALACS)
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Date: 2008-03-03
Value: $1,090,518.00
Type: Grant
Purpose: For this major three-year project, Regroupement québécois des centres d’aide et de lutte contre les agressions à caractère sexuel is teaming up with the Concertation des luttes contre l’exploitation sexuelle group, which it fosters; together, they want to develop a new outlook on prostitution, to demonstrate the alternatives. In essence, it comes down to creating a network of women and girls – who are or have been involved in prostitution – to offer them a venue for speaking up and redefining the relationships between men and women, and adults and youth through a series of meetings. These will, in turn, be used to design a training program that will be offered to a wide range of stakeholders in order to encourage them to think about the realities of prostitution and sex trafficking in an effort to improve their practices and control the spread of sexual exploitation around them. Interventions to promote prevention among young students will complete the cycle of reflection-intervention-prevention. Finally, it should be noted that all of the documents produced during the project will be available in English, French and a number of Aboriginal languages.
Comments: Multi-year project of 3 years (2008-2010).