FREDERICTON, NB, Nov. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Rona
Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister
for Status of Women, Mike Allen, Member of Parliament for
Tobique-Mactaquac, today announced funding to the Fredericton Sexual
Assault Crisis Centre, Inc. to engage young people in addressing
violence against women on university and college campuses.
Parliamentarians throughout Canada joined Minister Ambrose in
announcing their projects locally.
"Our Government is taking action to address violence against women on
university and college campuses across Canada." said Minister Ambrose.
"We are pleased to support projects that will help make university and
college communities safer for everyone."
The Government of Canada is providing 21 organizations with close to $4 million to carry out projects that tackle a wide range of issues related to
violence against female students, such as sexual assault and
harassment. Organizations will work with college and university campus
communities to carry out their projects.
"I am proud to be part of a government that acts on its commitment to
end violence against women," said MP Allen. "With the support of the
Government of Canada, the project being announced today will empower
young people - women and men - to work together to make our community a
safe place to live and learn."
The Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre Inc. (FSACC) is receiving $200,000 in funding for a project targeting young women students at a
three-institution campus in Fredericton, to help the universities and
the community better respond to the issue of sexual violence, engaging
both women and men.
"I'm pleased the Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre has received
funding for our project to promote a safer campus community for young
women," said Ms. Lorraine Whaley, Executive Director, Fredericton
Sexual Assault Crisis Centre. "Our project will help the Centre partner
with campus communities to eliminate violence against young women."
"We are excited to partner with the Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis
Centre on this project to prevent violence against women at our
university, as well as St. Thomas University and the New Brunswick
Community College, with which we share a campus," said Dr. Rice Fuller,
Director, Counselling Services, University of New Brunswick. "The
Centre's leadership has brought together a diverse coalition of
stakeholders from the three institutions and the surrounding
The Government of Canada is committed to supporting projects that yield
concrete results for women and girls in Canada while strengthening
families, communities and the country. Through Status of Women Canada,
the government's support for community-based projects has nearly
doubled since 2006-2007, from $10.8 million to close to $19 million,
its highest level ever. Since 2007, more than $54 million in federal
funding has been approved for projects that seek to address violence
against women and girls.
Backgrounder Document d'information
Organizations receiving funding under the call for proposals - Engaging Young People to Prevent Violence against Women on
Corner Brook Status of Women Council (CBSWC), Corner Brook, NL;
Mount Allison Students' Union, Sackville, NB;
Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre, Inc. (FSACC), Fredericton NB;
Collectivité ingénieuse de la Péninsule acadienne Inc., Paquetville, NB;
Antigonish Women's Resource Centre and Sexual Assault Services
Association, Antigonish, NS;
Association chrétienne des jeunes femmes de Montréal (Y des
femmes/YWCA Montréal), Montréal, QC;
La Pointe du jour CALACS Sept-Îles, Sept-Îles, QC;
Interim Place, Mississauga, ON;
Ottawa Coalition to End Violence against Women, Ottawa, ON;
Scarborough Women's Centre, Scarborough, ON;
Sexual Assault Centre of Hamilton and Area (SACHA), McMaster University,
Urban Alliance on Race Relations, Toronto, ON;
Yellow Brick House, Richmond Hill, ON;
Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region, Kitchener, ON;
Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta, Edmonton, AB;
Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton, Edmonton, AB;
University of Alberta, Student's Union, Edmonton, AB;
YWCA Lethbridge and District, Lethbridge, AB;
Alberni Community and Women's Services Society, Port Alberni, BC;
MOSAIC (Multilingual Orientation Service Association for Immigrant
Communities), Vancouver, BC;
Royal Roads University Student Association, Victoria, BC;
These organizations will work with college and/or university campuses in
SOURCE: Status of Women Canada
For further information:
Office of the Minister of Public Works and
Government Services and
Minister for Status of Women
Director General, Communications and
Status of Women Canada
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