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Working To Reduce Violence Against Women

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Working To Reduce Violence Against Women

McGuinty Government Promoting Awareness, Prevention and Recovery

Across Northern Ontario, the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines cooperates with the Ontario Women's Directorate to deliver the Violence Against Women Prevention Initiative. In 2007-2008 the initiative is providing a total of $280,000 for 94 projects across the North.

NORTHEASTERN ONTARIO

Algoma - Manitoulin ($30,000 for 10 projects)

  • Children's Aid Society of Algoma (Wawa) - $3,000 to host a conference for community professionals to enhance skills in identifying situations of family violence and assessing the effects upon children.
  • CHADWIC Home, Inc. (Wawa) - $3,000 to buy resource material and to host information presentations to support women living in abusive relationships.
  • Elliot Lake Women's Group, Inc. - $3,000 to buy resource and promotional material on preventing violence against women. 
  • Elliot Lake Family Life Centre - $3,000 to conduct two public education campaigns in the District of East Algoma to highlight the issues of family violence and sexual assault, and the resources available to help victims of violence.
  • Le Centre Victoria pour femmes (Elliot Lake) - $3,000 to conduct a one-day event for francophone women in the Elliot Lake area in conjunction with International Women's Day, to promote awareness and prevention of violence against women.
  • Le Centre Victoria pour femmes (Wawa) - $3,000 to conduct a one-day event for francophone women in the Wawa area in conjunction with International Women's Day, to promote awareness and prevention of violence against women.
  • Le Conseil des écoles séparées catholiques de Dubreuilville École St-Joseph - $3,000 to conduct a workshop to help women dealing with an abusive relationship, to understand the impacts on their children and give them coping strategies and information about services.  
  • Manitoulin Family Resources (Mindemoya) - $3,000 to conduct an abuse awareness training workshop for staff and other service providers.
  • Protect our Children, Stop Sexual Abuse (Webbwood) - $3,000 to run an advertising campaign on the impact of childhood abuse and to host a conference in Elliot Lake for youth and adults who suffer from abuse.
  • White River Labour Adjustment Centre - $3,000 to conduct a workshop to teach women and mothers how to cope with stressful or abusive domestic situations arising from job losses in the community.

Nickel Belt ($3,000 for one project)

  • Immaculate Conception Catholic School (Val Caron) - $3,000 to host a community event promoting Peaceful Schools International with an evening performance by artist and motivational speaker Errol Lee.

Nipissing ($18,000 for six projects)

  • Big Sisters of North Bay and District - $3,000 to provide "Go Girls!" educational presentations on health, safety, self-esteem and violence prevention to girls in local schools.
  • Canadian Red Cross Society (North Bay) - $3,000 to provide RespectEd training workshops about the prevention of child abuse for youth and adults who work with youth. 
  • Community Counselling Centre of Nipissing (North Bay) - $3,000 to buy resource material and promotional items, and to reprint educational booklets for women who have experienced emotional abuse and violence.
  • Conseil scolaire catholique Franco-Nord (North Bay) - $3,000 to deliver a program on preventing violence and abuse to grade five students in 12 elementary schools in the Nipissing District.
  • Crisis Centre North Bay - $3,000 to facilitate programs for women in the Nipissing District who are victims of abuse, and to produce a community resource manual for survivors of abuse.
  • Nipissing Transition House - $3,000 to create and implement pictorial safety resource cards for children at the shelter.

District of Parry Sound ($21,000 for seven projects)

  • Esprit Place Family Resource Centre (Parry Sound) - $3,000 to host a two-day training workshop for 18 frontline staff and management.  
  • Muskoka/Parry Sound Coordinated Sexual Assault Services (Parry Sound) - $3,000 to print and distribute brochures to promote services offered in Burk's Falls, to advertise during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and to host an appreciation event for volunteers who work on the sexual assault help line. 
  • Muskoka/Parry Sound Coordinated Sexual Assault Services (Parry Sound) - $3,000 to host a "Girlz Unplugged" empowerment and awareness conference for pre-adolescent girls in McDougall Township.
  • Muskoka/Parry Sound Coordinated Sexual Assault Services (Parry Sound) - $3,000 to host a "Girlz Unplugged" empowerment and awareness conference for pre-adolescent girls in Sundridge.
  • Muskoka/Parry Sound Coordinated Sexual Assault Services (Parry Sound) - $3,000 to provide staff training, advertising during the agency's annual Sexual Assault Awareness month, and to provide Ontario Provincial Police with contact information for services in the District of Parry Sound.  
  • Parry Sound High School - $3,000 to provide peer support awareness programs for Parry Sound high school students to empower women and educate youth on the issues of violence, gender equality and preventing violence.  
  • Women's Own Resource Centre (South River) - $3,000 to conduct a media campaign during International Women's Week, and buy resource material to distribute to women and girls who are vulnerable to abuse and violence.

Sault Ste. Marie ($27,000 for nine projects)

  • Algoma University College (Sault Ste. Marie) - $3,000 to buy a surveillance security camera to improve the safety of women on the university campus. 
  • Canadian Red Cross Society (Sault Ste. Marie) - $3,000 to conduct 12 RespectEd presentations to district high school students, and two Prevention in Motion workshops for adults who work with youth.
  • Le centre Victoria pour femmes (Sault Ste. Marie) - $3,000 to conduct a one-day event for francophone women in the Sault Ste. Marie area, in conjunction with International Women's Day, to promote the awareness and prevention of violence against women.
  • Family Preservation Program, Children's Aid Society of Algoma (Sault Ste. Marie) - $3,000 to provide group sessions to youth aged 12 to 14 focusing on self-respect, mutual respect and healthy peer and dating relationships.
  • KidsHope: Promoting Healthy Lifestyles Inc. (Sault Ste. Marie) - $3,000 to conduct violence prevention presentations and interactive group activities to students in grades one, three and four at 62 elementary schools in Sault Ste. Marie and surrounding communities.
  • KidsHope: Promoting Healthy Lifestyles Inc. (Sault Ste. Marie) - $3,000 to conduct violence prevention presentations and interactive group activities to students in grades five and six at 62 elementary schools in Sault Ste. Marie and surrounding communities.
  • Phoenix Rising Non Profit Homes and Women's Centre Inc. (Sault Ste Marie) - $3,000 to provide "Women Helping Women" sessions, which will include self-protection/self-defence training, and "Freedom from Abuse" workshops at the Phoenix Rising Drop in Centre.
  • Sault Area Hospital Sexual Assault Care Centre (Sault Ste. Marie) - $3,000 to buy and distribute information packages to employers in the City of Sault Ste. Marie about the issues of sexual harassment, and to facilitate information sessions for employers and employees. 
  • Women in Crisis (Algoma) Inc. (Sault Ste. Marie) - $3,000 to upgrade the shelter's security camera system to improve the safety of residents and staff.

City of Greater Sudbury ($18,000 for six projects)

  • Canadian Red Cross Society (Sudbury) - $3,000 to conduct RespectEd training workshops on preventing child abuse for youth and adults who work with youth.
  • Le Centre Victoria pour femmes de Sudbury - $3,000 to conduct a one-day event for francophone women in the Sudbury District, in conjunction with International Women's Day, to promote awareness of prevention of violence against women. 
  • Sudbury Family Service - $3,000 to update and print pamphlets outlining programs and services.
  • Sudbury Multicultural and Folk Arts Association - $3,000 to train immigrant and minority women on how to deal with dangerous situations and counteract violence through self-defence training.  
  • Sudbury Sexual Assault Crisis Centre - $3,000 to provide training to 40 university women so they can educate other women students in self defence and self empowerment.
  • Sudbury Women's Centre des Femmes - $3,000 to develop self-help educational booklets for women who have experienced violence.

Timiskaming - Cochrane ($18,000 for six projects)

  • Canadian Mental Health Association Women's Shelter (Matheson) - $3,000 to partner with the Pavilion Family Resource Centre to conduct crisis intervention training for staff from both organizations. 
  • Cochrane-Smooth Rock Falls Victim Crisis Assistance and Referral Service - $3,000 to conduct a one-day workshop on elder abuse for frontline workers of all agencies in the Cochrane District involved in caring for elderly women.
  • Cochrane-Smooth Rock Falls Victim Crisis Assistance and Referral Service - $3,000 to conduct an advertising campaign on the effects of domestic abuse, and the help and resources available to victims in the Cochrane and Smooth Rock Falls area.
  • Pavilion Family Resource Centre (Haileybury) - $3,000 to partner with the Canadian Mental Health Association Women's Shelter in Matheson to conduct crisis intervention training for staff from both organizations.
  • Sturgeon Falls Family Resource Centre - $3,000 to buy promotional items to promote the Centre's services in the community.
  • Temiskaming and District Victim Crisis and Referral Service (New Liskeard) - $3,000 to host a volunteer appreciation evening and training session for volunteers and community partners.

Timmins-James Bay ($21,000 for seven projects)

  • Bibliothèque municipale de Timmins - $3,000 to buy French-language library resources on issues related to violence against women and children.
  • Canadian Mental Health Association Community Outreach Program (Timmins) - $3,000 to conduct the 12th annual chocolate roses campaign in Timmins and area in support of the International Women's Week awareness events, and to raise the profile of the Outreach Program.
  • Centre Passerelle pour femmes du Nord Ontario (Timmins) - $3,000 to buy resource and promotional material in French to promote awareness of the centre and the different facets of violence.
  • Hearst, Kapuskasing and Smooth Rock Falls Counselling Services (Kapuskasing) - $3,000 to conduct a one-day workshop on family violence issues for volunteers of the Victim Crisis Assistance and Referral Program and staff from other service providers.
  • Hearst, Kapuskasing and Smooth Rock Falls Counselling Services (Kapuskasing) - $3,000 to conduct an educational media campaign and buy resource materials to reach out to women who are victims of violence. 
  • Omushkegiskwew House (Moosonee Family Resource Centre) - $3,000 to buy educational resource material for the centre and for distribution during campaigns on preventing violence against women.
  • Timmins Family Counselling Centre Inc. - $3,000 to provide advanced training for therapists at the centre who work with women who have experienced violence.

NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO

Kenora - Rainy River ($54,000 for 18 projects)

  • Assault Care and Treatment Centre (Sioux Lookout) - $3,000 to partner with the Sioux Lookout Anti-Racism Committee to deliver the Wen-Do self-defence course to young Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women in Sioux Lookout.
  • Canadian Red Cross Society (Dryden) - $3,000 to conduct an "Adult - Beyond the Hurt" workshop for adults who work with children and youth, which explores all aspects of bullying and peer harassment.
  • CARE Team (Kenora) - $3,000 to provide a workshop to help women dealing with an abusive relationship understand the impacts of abuse on their children, and to provide coping strategies and information about available services.
  • Dryden Regional Mental Health and Addiction Services - $3,000 to promote community resources that provide support, case management and therapeutic intervention for victims of violence.
  • Elder Abuse Prevention Committee (Dryden) - $3,000 to develop and conduct a media campaign to raise awareness of and provide information about elder abuse. 
  • First Step Women's Shelter (Sioux Lookout) - $3,000 to deliver training to shelter staff to increase their skills in working with abused women who have addictions or mental health issues.
  • Hoshizaki House District Crisis Shelter (Dryden) - $3,000 to conduct therapeutic writing workshops to support women who have experienced violence, and to publish their stories in a newsletter to be distributed across the district.
  • Kenora Sexual Assault Centre - $3,000 to provide a series of 12 self-help workshops that will focus on Aboriginal means of women caring for themselves, and non-Aboriginal understanding of women's equality.
  • Kenora-Patricia Child and Family Services (Kenora) - $3,000 to partner with the Dryden Regional Health Centre to provide a training session to frontline service providers about dealing with issues of domestic violence.
  • Multicultural Association of Kenora and District (Kenora) - $3,000 to provide information and resources to service providers in the Kenora area about interpreter services for women whose first language is not English, to help with issues related to violence against women.
  • New Starts for Women Inc. (Red Lake) - $3,000 to conduct three workshops for the board of directors, staff and women survivors building on the "10 Steps to End Violence Against Women" program to achieve freedom from violence. 
  • Northwest Catholic District School Board (Fort Frances) - $3,000 to buy resource materials for girls in grades seven and eight in schools within the board to support the delivery of workshops related to violence prevention following the Young Women's Conference. 
  • Northwestern Health Unit (Kenora) - $3,000 to develop a Violence Prevention and Response Program that includes training staff, developing a referral manual for staff and buying educational material.
  • Rainy River District School Board (Fort Frances) - $3,000 to conduct the Young Women's Conference 2008, which will deliver information about violence against women to young women in grades seven to 12 in 10 district schools.
  • Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care and Treatment Program (Dryden) - $3,000 to partner with Kenora Patricia Child and Family Services to provide a training session to frontline service providers about how to deal with domestic violence issues.  
  • Sexual Assault/Partner Abuse and Safekids Program (Kenora) - $3,000 to develop Bags of Hope for children affected by domestic violence, and other safety and promotional items to promote services available for victims of violence.
  • Sioux Lookout Anti-Racism Committee - $3,000 to partner with the Assault Care and Treatment Centre to deliver the Wen-Do self-defence course to young Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women in Sioux Lookout
  • Women's Shelter Saakaate House (Kenora) - $3,000 to develop a media campaign in English and Ojibway to increase public awareness of violence against women issues.

Thunder Bay - Atikokan ($11,000 for four projects)

  • Arrowhead Foundation (Thunder Bay) - $3,000 to deliver training and education about post-traumatic stress to staff who deal with domestic violence and the sexual abuse of women and children.
  • Atikokan Crisis Centre - $3,000 to create promotional material to describe the centre's emergency shelter and the services it offers.
  • Independent Living Resource Centre Thunder Bay - $3,000 to conduct a media campaign to promote the centre's web site to give women information about resources for preventing violence. 
  • Multicultural Association of Northwestern Ontario (Thunder Bay) - $2,000 to identify and train youth leaders in Thunder Bay so they can lead focus group sessions and workshops for other youth on violence against women.

Thunder Bay - Superior North ($56,000 for 19 projects)

  • L'Accueil francophone de Thunder Bay - $3,000 to deliver the Instincts training course to help women and adolescent females in the Ignace and Dryden area better respond to all types of aggression and violence.
  • Association des francophones du Nord-Ouest de l'Ontario (Thunder Bay) - $3,000 to deliver the Instincts training course to help women and adolescent females in the Marathon and Manitouwadge area better respond to all types of aggression and violence. 
  • Canadian Red Cross Society (Thunder Bay) - $3,000 to deliver various workshops in the Thunder Bay area that focus on abuse prevention for youth.
  • Centre des femmes francophones du Nord-Ouest de l'Ontario (Thunder Bay) - $3,000 to buy French-language DVDs on themes related to violence against women to support workshops for francophone women. 
  • Children's Aid Society (Thunder Bay) - $3,000 to provide intervention training for frontline workers when dealing with families that have issues about violence against women and child protection.
  • Le Club canadien-français de Geraldton - $3,000 to deliver the Instincts training course to help women and adolescent females in the Municipality of Greenstone better respond to all types of aggression and violence.
  • Coopérative du regroupement des organisms francophones de Thunder Bay Inc. - $3,000 to buy French-language books that document the experiences of women who have survived abuse for the use of francophone women in Thunder Bay.
  • D.O.O.R.S. to New Life Refugee Centre (Thunder Bay) - $3,000 to partner with the Thunder Bay Multicultural Association to develop resource materials on domestic violence, in several languages, for newcomers to Canada.
  • Faye Peterson Transition House (Thunder Bay) - $3,000 to provide a workshop to help staff manage their own emotional and physical well being, and to find ways to integrate wellness strategies into shelter programming.
  • Féminin Pluri-Elles (Thunder Bay) - to $3,000 to deliver the Instincts training course to help women and adolescent females in Thunder Bay better respond to all types of aggression and violence.
  • Geraldton Family Resource Centre - $3,000 to provide crisis intervention and support training to staff.
  • Greenstone Anti-Violence Committee (Geraldton) - $2,000 to give teens and youth an opportunity to express their feelings in a positive, non-violent way through expressive art.
  • Lakehead University Student Union Gender Issues Centre (Thunder Bay) - $3,000 to present the play W@RN to the university community and to buy a W@RN resource pack to create awareness of the issues facing women in abusive relationships.
  • Marjorie House (Marathon) - $3,000 to develop a web site and develop and distribute educational brochures describing issues surrounding violence against women and the services offered at Marjorie House.
  • Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Centre (Thunder Bay) - $3,000 to provide resources to support a two-day conference on child abuse investigation and medical assessment.
  • Superior-Greenstone District School Board (Marathon) - $3,000 to deliver a Young Women's Conference to students from 15 schools in the board area, provide information about services available to victims of domestic violence and facilitate discussion. 
  • Thunder Bay Counselling Centre - $3,000 to promote the centre's services for women and children who have experienced domestic violence.
  • Thunder Bay Multicultural Association - $3,000 to partner with D.O.O.R.S to New Life Refugee Centre Inc. to develop resource materials on domestic violence, in several languages, for newcomers to Canada.
  • Thunder Bay Sexual Assault/Sexual Abuse Crisis and Counselling Centre - $3,000 to conduct workshops for girls and their teachers in elementary and junior high school on self-defence training and issues related to physical and sexual violence.

Pan-northern ($3,000 for one project)

  • Centre ontarien de prévention des agressions (Toronto) - $3,000 to provide awareness training and help trainers and instructors from northern communities apply the principles of inclusion and diversity.

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