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McGuinty Government Invests In Domestic Violence Prevention In Thunder Bay-Atikokan

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McGuinty Government Invests In Domestic Violence Prevention In Thunder Bay-Atikokan

The Ontario government is strengthening the communities in which we live by providing a total of $20,800 for eight projects in Thunder Bay-Atikokan 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.

Thunder Bay - Atikokan

  • Arrowhead Foundation (Thunder Bay) - $3,000 to conduct an educational awareness and abuse prevention workshop.
  • Atikokan Crisis Centre - $3,000 to purchase bedding, furniture and appliances.
  • Atikokan Roman Catholic Separate School Board - $1,400 to provide interactive workshops through the local schools on preventing violence in the community.
  • Canadian Red Cross Society, Thunder Bay Branch - $3,000 to conduct workshops for Thunder Bay high school and middle school students.
  • Independent Living Resource Centre (Thunder Bay) - $3,000 to develop a Web site to complement the Centre's manual "What to Do When - a Manual for Women with Disabilities Who Have Been Abused."
  • Regional Multicultural Youth Council (Thunder Bay) - $3,000 to work with Aboriginal youths at the Dennis Franklin Cromarty First Nations High School in Thunder Bay to address and discuss issues relating to violence.
  • SPEERS Society (Mississauga) - $3,000 to present a proactive school-based program to secondary schools in the Thunder Bay area to assist youth to develop safe and healthy interpersonal skills.
  • Upsala District School Area Board - $1,400 to provide interactive workshops through the local schools on preventing violence in the community.

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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