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Empowering Abused Women Through Job Training

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Empowering Abused Women Through Job Training

McGuinty Government Invests In Women, Strengthens The Economy

Ministry of the Status of Women

Ontario is helping women in Sarnia and Lambton County who have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence to get training that leads to jobs and greater economic security.

The province will provide $300,000 to the Women's Interval Home of Sarnia and Lambton through the Domestic Violence Employment Training Program that helps women receive skills training, job placements and support including child care, safety planning and transportation. 

The program is part of a $4.3 million investment to help vulnerable women across Ontario.

Quick Facts

  • More than 690 women have completed job training through the Domestic Violence Employment Training Program since its 2006 launch.
  • The program comes out of the Domestic Violence Action Plan and Ontario's investment in skills training to create jobs.
  • Ontario will allocate nearly $700 million over the next two years to new skills training.

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“Employment training helps women to be economically independent and puts them in a better position to support themselves and their children. When we invest in women, we are helping them to develop the tools to protect themselves, provide for their families and build stronger communities."”

Deb Matthews

Minister Responsible for Women's Issues

“I'm pleased that community partnerships are enabling women in difficult situations to gain the training necessary to find employment and gain economic security.”

Maria Van Bommel

Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister Responsible for Women's Issues and MPP Lambton-Kent-Middlesex

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