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McGuinty Government Invests In Domestic Violence Prevention In Timiskaming-Cochrane

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McGuinty Government Invests In Domestic Violence Prevention In Timiskaming-Cochrane

The Ontario government is strengthening the communities in which we live by providing a total of $21,000 for seven projects in Timiskaming-Cochrane 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.

Timiskaming - Cochrane

  • Canadian Mental Health Association Women's Shelter (Matheson) - $3,000 to purchase a desk and computer workstation for the Shelter's main office.
  • Centre de ressources familiales de Sturgeon Falls - $3,000 to conduct workshops to promote the prevention of violence in the West Nipissing area's elementary school system, and distribute information pamphlets and an education guide to resources relating to violence prevention in the community of Nipissing West.
  • Centre de santé communautaire du Témiskaming (New Liskeard) - $3,000 to partner with Timiskaming Substance Abuse Services to offer a coordinated awareness and education campaign on preventing violence against women.
  • École secondaire Sainte-Marie (New Liskeard) - $3,000 to promote education and awareness through interactive school workshops on preventing violence in youth relationships.
  • Pavilion Family Resource Centre (Haileybury) - $3,000 to conduct weekly educational awareness campaigns on preventing violence to raise awareness and promote the Centre's services.
  • Temiskaming and District Victim Crisis and Referral Service - VCARS (New Liskeard) - $3,000 to host a first annual VCARS volunteer conference to give volunteers the opportunity to network and receive training specific to their needs.
  • Timiskaming Substance Abuse Services (Kirkland Lake) - $3,000 to partner with the Centre de santé communautaire du Témiskaming to offer a coordinated awareness and education campaign on preventing violence against women.

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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