HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, NL, March 13, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, MP Yvonne Jones on behalf of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulated the Mokami Status of Women Council on their successful proposal to provide tailored services to Inuit and Innu women in transition in their journey to improve their life circumstances in a culturally sensitive environment.
The Mokami Status of Women Council will receive funding to help address the lack of specific services available for Indigenous women in crisis in Labrador who are victim of violence/trauma. This program incorporates unique individualized plans tailored specifically for each woman in transition. They will also be given the tools to build support networks and, when ready, begin applying for job and training opportunities.
Indigenous Services Canada is contributing to this initiative through its Urban Programming for Indigenous Peoples.
"I wish to congratulate and thank the Mokami Status of Women Councils for their programming which provides a supportive and culturally-sensitive healing environment for Innu and Inuit women in Labrador. The federal government is proud to support your work."
The Honourable Jane Philpott, M.D., P.C., M.P.
Minister of Indigenous Services
"I am very happy to stand here today and announce a project that is very dear to my heart. This holistic grassroots initiative will ensure that the vulnerable women of Labrador can benefit from mentors and be provided with guidance in a supportive healing environment so they can strive to transition in participating fully in our region's economy."
Yvonne Jones M. P. of Labrador
- The Mokami Status of Women Council Pathways to Economic Prosperity for Aboriginal Women in Transition project will receive $89,100.00 for fiscal year 2017-18 for a total of $405,276.00 between 2017-18 and 2021-22 under the Program and Services funding stream from UPIP.
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For further information: For more information, media may contact: Andrew MacKendrick, Office of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, 819-956-5372; DISC Media Relations, Department of Indigenous Services Canada, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, 819-953-1160