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McGuinty Government Invests In Domestic Violence Prevention In Timmins-James Bay

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McGuinty Government Invests In Domestic Violence Prevention In Timmins-James Bay

The Ontario government is is strengthening the communities in which we live by providing a total of $19,000 for seven projects in Timmins-James Bay 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.

Timmins - James Bay

  • Canadian Mental Health Association Community Outreach Program (Timmins) - $3,000 to conduct the eighth annual chocolate rose campaign in Timmins and the surrounding communities.
  • Canadian Red Cross (Timmins) - $3,000 to conduct workshops at high schools in Timmins and the District of Cochrane.
  • Hearst, Kapuskasing, Smooth Rock Falls Counselling Services (Kapuskasing) - $3,000 to conduct a two-day training workshop for clinical staff of the Mental Health Program on "Anger Management" or "Brief Psychotherapy."
  • Maison Renaissance (Hearst) - $1,000 to purchase library resource material on the topic of enhancing women's self esteem and to promote education on topics related to preventing violence against women.
  • SPEERS Society (Mississauga) - $3,000 to present a proactive school-based program to secondary schools in the Timmins area to assist youth to develop safe and healthy interpersonal skills.
  • Timmins and Area Women in Crisis Centre - $3,000 to host an International Women's Day awards ceremony to raise awareness and honour achievements of local women.
  • Timmins and District Victim Crisis Assistance and Referral Service VCARS (Timmins) - $3,000 to host a first annual VCARS volunteer conference for volunteers across northeastern Ontario.


  • 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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