Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Recipient Name: Sexual Assault Centre London
Location: London, Ontario
Date: 2008-03-03
Value: $192,590.00
Type: Grant
Purpose: This 24 month project will enable girls/young women aged 14-19 to challenge the violence, threats of violence and inequality they encounter on a daily basis. 36 girls/young women who identify as immigrant or visible minority, Francophone, Aboriginal, in conflict with the law, living with disabilities and homeless/at risk of homelessness will be chosen to become peer mentors; six from each community. These girls/young women will create six Peer Facilitated Healthy Relationship models each containing tools, resources and strategies that are specific to each community and reflexive of their unique needs, experiences, values and social locations. Following training, the Peer Leaders will give workshops to 180 girls/young women in their communities. Feedback from the workshops will be used to create a resource manual which will be disseminated through established provincial and national networks. Over 1000 girls/young women will have access to culturally-relevant tools, resources and strategies to address violence against women.
Comments: Multi-year project of 2 years (2008-2009).