McGuinty Government Invests In Domestic Violence Prevention In Sault Ste. Marie
The Ontario government is strengthening the communities in which we live by providing a total of $33,165 for 13 projects in Sault Ste. Marie 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.
Sault Ste. Marie
- Alexander Henry High School (Sault Ste. Marie) - $2,000 to provide the Survivor Island and Retention programs to high needs and at-risk students from Sault Ste. Marie and area.
- Algoma Family Services (Sault Ste. Marie) - $3,000 to create public awareness of the Services' programs through upgrading the Web site and developing resources.
- Algoma Health Unit (Sault Ste. Marie) - $2,600 to develop training kits to support health care agencies/facilities with training and policy development as they implement Routine Universal Comprehensive Screening for Women Abuse.
- Algoma University College (Sault Ste. Marie) - $1,840 to purchase promotional material to enhance the "Walk Safe Program" to provide a safer campus for women.
- Canadian Red Cross Society, Sault Ste. Marie Branch - $3,000 to conduct workshops for high school students in Sault Ste. Marie, Desbarats and Wawa.
- Le Club de l'Âge d'Or (Sault Ste. Marie) - $2,100 to host a presentation on elder abuse for francophone women aimed at identifying intimidation and preventing physical and financial abuse of the elderly.
- Le Centre Victoria pour femmes de Sault Ste. Marie - $3,000 to host an International Women's Day workshop on preventing violence against women, and promoting self care for women.
- Community Living Algoma - $820 to conduct a one-day workshop to teach women strategies to use should they be attacked verbally, physically or psychologically.
- Family Preservation (Sault Ste. Marie) - $2,805 to develop and distribute a comprehensive brochure detailing the services, groups and programs offered by the Family Preservation Resource Centre.
- KidsHope: Promoting Healthy Lifestyles Inc. (Sault Ste. Marie) - $3,000 to deliver presentations on preventing violence to grades 4 and 5 students in Sault Ste. Marie, Bruce Mines, St. Joseph Island, Echo Bay, Desbarats, Iron Bridge, Thessalon and Blind River.
- Phoenix Rising Women's Centre and Non-Profit Homes Inc. (Sault Ste. Marie) - $3,000 to host two half-day psycho educational workshops for women on anger and stress management, and enhance the Centre's library with related resource materials.
- Sault and District Women for Women (Sault Ste. Marie) - $3,000 to conduct public legal education and support training sessions in Sault Ste. Marie and area concerning victims of family violence.
- Women in Crisis Algoma Inc. (Sault Ste. Marie) - $3,000 to purchase two computers.
- 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.