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McGuinty Government Investments Target Domestic Violence Prevention In Kenora-Rainy River

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McGuinty Government Investments Target Domestic Violence Prevention In Kenora-Rainy River

The Ontario government is is strengthening the communities in which we live by providing a total of $57,645 for 22 projects in Kenora-Rainy River to help prevent violence against women and children. The Ministry of Northern Development and Mines' Violence Against Women Prevention Initiative is one of approximately 40 provincial government programs, involving 10 ministries and many community partners, to help address and prevent domestic violence.

Kenora - Rainy River

  • Addiction Services Kenora Lake of the Woods District Hospital (Kenora) - $2,981 to develop a lending library to be made available to individuals and groups in the Kenora area to provide education and support treatment with regard to violence against women and children.
  • Canadian Red Cross Society, Dryden Branch - $2,800 to conduct a RespectEd "Prevention in Motion" workshop for Dryden and District teachers.
  • Changes Recovery Homes (Keewatin) - $2,500 to purchase violence prevention educational resource materials for residents and staff of Del Art Manor and Clarissa Manor.
  • Connell and Ponsford District School Area Board (Pickle Lake) - $1,400 to provide interactive workshops through the local schools on preventing violence in the community.
  • Dryden Regional Mental Health and Addiction Services - $2,764 to purchase up-to-date resource materials to enhance and develop public education programs and services geared to preventing violence against women.
  • First Step Women's Shelter (Sioux Lookout) - $3,000 to purchase a computer, office supplies and equipment.
  • Hoshizaki House (Dryden) - $3,000 to partner with Kenora-Patricia Child and Family Services to conduct a joint training session on the dynamics of domestic violence and prevention strategies.
  • Keewatin-Patricia District School Board (Kenora) - $3,000 to partner with First Step Women's Shelter, Sioux Lookout, to conduct a six-week workshop for students of schools within the district on topics related to violence and abuse prevention.
  • Keewatin-Patricia District School Board (Kenora) - $3,000 to partner with Hoshizaki House, Dryden, to provide counselling and support services to students who witness or experience violence in their homes.
  • Keewatin-Patricia District School Board (Kenora) - $3,000 to partner with New Starts for Women Inc. to provide assistance to children who are victims of family violence and need help adjusting to a shelter or new school environment in Red Lake.
  • Keewatin-Patricia District School Board (Kenora) - $3,000 to partner with Women's Shelter, Saakaate House to provide counselling and support services to students in primary and junior levels who experience violence in their homes and at school.
  • Kenora Assembly of Resources - $3,000 to provide two interactive workshops for girls aged 12-18 addressing the issues of violence against women and girls.
  • Kenora-Patricia Child and Family Services (Kenora) - $3,000 to provide tutoring services to elementary school children who have been traumatized as a result of experiencing domestic violence.
  • Kenora-Patricia Child and Family Services (Dryden) - $3,000 to partner with Hoshizaki House to conduct a joint training session on the dynamics of domestic violence and prevention strategies.
  • Mary Berglund Community Health Centre (Ignace) - $2,000 to provide a self-defense "Instinct" program for women and teens to teach awareness and protection, and an information session to educate boys on topics related to violence and abuse against women and girls.
  • Mine Centre District School Area Board - $1,400 to provide interactive workshops through the local schools on preventing violence in the community.
  • Multicultural Association of Kenora and District (Kenora) - $3,000 to promote a series of multi-lingual educational workshops for women in the Kenora area to empower them to make positive changes in their lives.
  • New Starts for Women, Inc. (Red Lake) - $3,000 to conduct a workshop for service providers and shelter staff on sexual abuse.
  • Red Lake Roman Catholic Separate School Board - $1,400 to provide interactive workshops through the local schools on preventing violence in the community.
  • Summer Beaver District School Area Board - $1,400 to provide interactive workshops through the local schools in preventing violence in the community.
  • Women's Place Kenora - $3,000 to purchase a scanner and library resource materials to promote education relating to violence and abuse prevention for Aboriginal women.
  • Women's Shelter, Saakaate House Inc. (Kenora) - $3,000 to create a media campaign in English and Ojibway to increase public awareness of violence against women and their children.

Pan-northern

  • Action ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes (Ottawa) - $3,000 to develop a virtual Web site library for francophone agencies in the North to better equip them in their intervention efforts with women victims of violence and raising community awareness.
  • Centre ontarien de prévention des aggressions (Toronto) - $3,000 to update and enhance COPA's Web site with two new French-language programs to help promote violence prevention.

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