Last week, on behalf of the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, announced a new project that will help end violence against women and girls in the Kamloops area.
White Buffalo Aboriginal and Metis Health Society is receiving $200,000 for its project to reduce and prevent violence against women by developing an outreach strategy and improving access to community services for Aboriginal and other women who have experienced violence and abuse and developing workshops to engage men, women, and service professionals on these issue in the Kamloops area.
Through this 30 month project, the organization will work in partnership with key stakeholders to develop and implement these strategies and workshops, and map key resources to address this issue.
This project was selected through Status of Women Canada’s call for proposals entitled Working in Partnership to End Violence against Women and Girls.
Since 2007, the Government of Canada has provided more than $162 million through the Status of Women Canada for more than 780 community-based projects. Of this amount, more than $71 million has been invested in projects to reduce and prevent violence against women and girls.