Helping Aboriginal People On Six Nations
McGuinty Government Supports Services To Promote Healing
Six Nations victims of sexual violence now have access to improved services that will help them through the healing process.
With support from the Aboriginal Victims Support Grant Program, Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services in Brant has:
- Provided individual support counseling to male and female victims of sexual violence
- Developed and distributed sexual assault brochures
- Hosted relevant community presentations, a march against sexual violence and a four day therapeutic retreat for both men and women
- Begun to organize a Male Sexual Abuse Survivor Conference.
- Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services received $180,000 from the Aboriginal Victims Support Grant Program.
- Two million dollars has been awarded to 20 projects that support victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, hate crimes and historic abuse in remote areas of the province.
- Ontario has developed an Aboriginal Justice Strategy with a vision to provide coordinated, equitable, effective and responsive justice services to all Aboriginal men, women, children and youth in Ontario.
“This support will help Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services provide healing supports for those who need them. We recognize the need for support services to be tailored for and delivered by Aboriginal people.”
“We are very grateful for the funding from the Ministry of Attorney General. It is with the support from this Ministry that Aboriginal women and men are able to find healing and peace from sexual assault traumas that have impacted their lives profoundly. Words cannot convey the healing being facilitated by these amazing workers.”
“Aboriginal victims of crime from Six Nations should have access to services that honour their traditions and are appropriate to their needs. Through this grant, Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services will be better equipped to help those who have suffered abuse.”