MP Lemieux announces project to support women who are victims of or at risk of domestic violence in Ontario
ALFRED, ON, July 30th, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, on behalf of the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, Pierre Lemieux, MP for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell and Parliamentary Secretary for Veterans Affairs, announced a new project to improve accessibility to services for women living with disabilities who are victims of violence in Ontario.
Le Phénix - service d'intégration sociale Inc. is receiving $224,516 for a 36-month project to identify best practices and adapt intervention protocols in order to improve service providers' responses to the needs of women living with disabilities who are victims of violence. Pilots lead by service providers will be evaluated and results share through the partners' networks of other organizations
This project is being funded under the Call for Proposals entitled Working in Partnership to End Violence against Women and Girls
- Since 2007, the Government of Canada has invested over $162 million through Status of Women Canada in support of more than 780 community-based projects across Canada. This includes over $71 million for projects to prevent and end violence against women and girls.
"Our Government is committed to ending violence against women and girls in all its forms. That's why we continue funding projects like this one in Ontario and across the country creating community solutions which prevent violence, and improve services for victims."
The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch
Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women
"Our Government is taking concrete action to address violence against women and girls, wherever it occurs. By working with skilled organizations like Le Phénix - service d'intégration sociale, we are equipping communities with the tools they need to protect women and girls from violence."
Member of Parliament for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell
"We are pleased to partner with the Government of Canada on this project. By working together, we will improve the support services received by women with disabilities who are victims of violence receive, and touch the lives of many women and their families."
Judith Parisien, Executive Director
Le Phénix - service d'intégration sociale Inc.
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For further information: For media inquiries only: Andrew McGrath, Acting Director of Communications, 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