Government of Canada takes action to prevent sexual violence in Manitoba

WINNIPEG, April 25, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, today announced support to help community organizations  reduce and prevent sexual violence against women and girls in Manitoba.

Klinic Inc. of Winnipeg is receiving funding to work with rural and northern community service providers and stakeholders who have contact with women and girls who are victims of sexual violence. The project will support the development of better coordinated responses for these victims. It will also support establishment of a provincial network of service providers in the area of sexual assault, to increase collaboration and improve coordination of services to victims.

This project was selected through the Government of Canada's call for proposals entitled Cyber and Sexual Violence: Helping Communities Respond.

Quick Facts

  • Status of Women Canada is providing $169,500 to Klinic Inc. for this 24 month project.
  • Since 2007, the Government of Canada has delivered more than $69 million through the Women's Program at Status of Women Canada for projects to prevent violence against women and girls.
  • Through Status of Women Canada, federal funding of community-based projects has nearly doubled since 2006-2007, supporting more than 720 projects across Canada.

Quotes

"Our Government is committed to protecting women and girls from all forms of violence, including sexual violence. That is why we are proud to support community-based projects like this one in Manitoba to support victims and improve services that prevent sexual violence."

The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch
Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women

"We are pleased to partner with the Government of Canada on this project that will improve community responses for women and girls who experience sexual violence. This project fills a real need in these communities."

Janet Schubert
Chairperson, Klinic Inc.

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SOURCE Status of Women Canada

For further information: For media inquiries only: Andrew McGrath, Press Secretary, Office of the Hon. Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, P.C., O.Ont., M.P., Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, Tel: 819-953-5646; For all other inquiries: Nanci-Jean Waugh, Director General, Communications and Public Affairs, Status of Women Canada, Tel: 819-420-6810; Ce texte est également disponible en français.; For news releases and information on Status of Women Canada, go to women.gc.ca.