McGuinty Government Invests In Domestic Violence Prevention In Nipissing
The Ontario government is strengthening the communities in which we live by providing a total of $26,480 for nine projects in Nipissing 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.
- Amelia Rising Sexual Assault Centre of Nipissing (North Bay) - $3,000 to develop resource material and signage to promote the Centre's services, new e-mail and Web site.
- Canadian Red Cross (North Bay) - $3,000 to conduct an educational and training workshop to community groups, sports associations and adults who work with youth.
- Communitas Canada (North Bay) - $3,000 to research, write and distribute comprehensive feature newspaper articles and opinion pieces on matters pertaining to violence against women.
- Conseil scolaire catholique Franco-Nord (North Bay) - $3,000 to introduce a new awareness program to one of the schools in the Nipissing District.
- Nipissing Transition House (North Bay) - $3,000 to provide access to services for women and children escaping family violence and requiring crisis travel assistance.
- North Bay and Area Disabled Adult and Youth Centre - $2,480 to host a conference for volunteers, staff, the board and members to help promote educational awareness and training for disabled women and their families.
- Senior Abuse Network of North Bay and District - $3,000 to conduct a one-day workshop on healthy aging and preventing violence for francophone, anglophone and Aboriginal seniors in North Bay, Sturgeon Falls and East Ferris.
- SPEERS Society (Mississauga) - $3,000 to present a proactive school-based program to secondary schools in the North Bay area to help youth develop safe and healthy interpersonal skills.
- Women's Resource Centre (Mattawa) - $3,000 to purchase a computer and desk for residents and clients.
- 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.