TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of
Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women,
today announced funding to Urban Alliance on Race Relations 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.
"We are excited to partner with a proactive educational institution like
Humber College," said Mr. Gary Pieters, President, Urban Alliance on
Race Relations. "Together, we will address violence against women on
post-secondary campuses, building awareness, and engaging students and
stakeholders in supporting an environment where women feel safe,
respected and valued on and off campus."
The Urban Alliance on Race Relations is receiving $200,000 in funding for this project targeting Humber College students in a
partnership with the college's student government as well as the
college's administration. The partners will assess college policy,
procedures and practices to ensure they meet the needs of women and men
concerning violence on campus. The project will then develop a plan and
tools to address the issues.
"Our students are socially conscious and active participants in
initiating change on campus," said Mr. Bhalinder Bedi, President,
Humber Students' Federation (HSF). "HSF is proud to partner with the
Urban Alliance on Race Relations, Humber and other key stakeholders on
this project to create a safer, stronger college community."
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.
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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