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McGuinty Government Invests In Domestic Violence Prevention In Thunder Bay-Superior North

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McGuinty Government Invests In Domestic Violence Prevention In Thunder Bay-Superior North

The Ontario government is strengthening the communities in which we live by providing a total of $57,000 for 22 projects in Thunder Bay-Superior North 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 - Superior North

  • Association des Francophones du Nord-Ouest de l'Ontario (Thunder Bay) - $3000 to provide educational presentations to service providers who work with women victims of violence in communities further east in northwestern Ontario.
  • Anti-Violence Coordinating Committee (Geraldton) - $3,000 to conduct a workshop on elder abuse (multi-cultural) and a workshop on the media and exploitation of women.
  • Caramat District School Area Board - $1,400 to provide interactive workshops through the local schools on preventing violence in the community.
  • Centre des femmes francophones du Nord-Ouest de l'Ontario (Thunder Bay) - $3,000 to conduct workshops for francophone women in Thunder Bay, Marathon, Longlac and Geraldton to promote education and awareness of the issues relating to violence and abuse prevention.
  • Collins District School Area Board - $1,400 to provide interactive workshops through the local schools on preventing violence in the community.
  • Community Elder Abuse Prevention Committee (Thunder Bay) - $3,000 to produce an information resource guide for senior women to assist with access to educational resources and support services in the Thunder Bay region.
  • Community Residence Women's Shelter (Thunder Bay) - $3,000 to partner with the Sexual Assault/Sexual Abuse Counselling and Crisis Centre to provide a joint training to staff using a cognitive behavioural treatment model.
  • Elizabeth Fry Society of Northwestern Ontario (Thunder Bay) - $2,000 to therapeutic resource materials to women who have been incarcerated at the Thunder Bay provide Jail.
  • Faye Peterson Transition House-Crisis Homes Inc. (Thunder Bay) - $3,000 to host a training workshop for staff on racism and oppression.
  • Family Services Thunder Bay - $3,000 to develop and distribute educational resource materials aimed at fathers who are perpetrators of violence against women.
  • Geraldton Family Resource Centre- $3,000 to purchase box springs, mattresses and bedding for the Centre.
  • Lakehead Regional Family Centre (Thunder Bay) - $3,000 to host a one-day workshop on violence awareness and prevention in collaboration with the Coordinating Committee to End Women Abuse in Thunder Bay and District and the Making a Difference Working Group.
  • Lakehead University Student Union Gender Issues Centre (Thunder Bay) - $1,400 to host a three-day social justice conference on campus for students and community members.
  • Nakina District School Area Board - $1,400 to provide interactive workshops through the local schools on preventing violence in the community.
  • Northern District School Area Board - $1,400 to provide interactive workshops through the local schools on preventing violence in the community.
  • North of Superior Community Mental Health Program (Longlac) - $3,000 to purchase age-appropriate videos and pamphlets to be used during in-school educational sessions targeting students in grades 5-12 to raise awareness of violence and abuse prevention.
  • Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre (Thunder Bay) - $3,000 to develop a Web site and update the resource library with material on issues related to violence prevention.
  • Northwestern Ontario Women's Decade Council (Thunder Bay) - $3,000 to purchase a computer and software to upgrade the technical capabilities of the Northwestern Ontario women's network.
  • Marjorie House (Marathon) - $3,000 to host an educational workshop for staff on issues relating to violence against women.
  • Thunder Bay Multicultural Association - $3,000 to provide multilingual resources for non-English speaking women in the Thunder Bay region to promote awareness of services and the message of violence prevention.
  • Thunder Bay Sexual Abuse/Assault Committee (Thunder Bay) - $3,000 to host a workshop to provide education and enhance self-help skills for women in recovery from various forms of trauma and abuse.
  • Thunder Bay Sexual Assault/Sexual Abuse Counselling and Crisis Centre (Thunder Bay) - $3,000 to partner with the Thunder Bay Community Residence Women's Shelter to provide joint training to staff using a cognitive behavioural treatment model.

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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