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NTI Voices Support for National Inquiry

(June 10, 2015 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Vice-President James Eetoolook today confirmed support for a national inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls in Canada. “NTI supports a national inquiry. An inquiry is a necessary and critical step in improving the way Canada treats Aboriginal women and crimes against Aboriginal women,” […]

by ahnationtalk on June 10, 2015347 Views

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NAN Supports St. Anne’s Residential School Survivors’ Struggle for Justice

June 9, 2015 THUNDER BAY: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler will support Indian Residential School survivors back in court today during an ongoing legal battle with the Government of Canada over documents relating to a 1990s criminal investigation into widespread child abuse at St. Anne’s Residential School in Fort Albany First […]

by ahnationtalk on June 9, 2015337 Views

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Government of Canada takes action to stop violence against women and girls

New project will address sexual violence in rural and remote Saskatchewan June 5, 2015 – Regina, SK – Status of Women Canada The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, today announced funding for a new project that will help prevent and address sexual violence against women and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 2015302 Views

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Truth and Reconciliation Commission Final Report and Closing

June 2, 2015 Coast Salish Territory (Vancouver, BC) – Today Justice Murray Sinclair provided the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Final Report, “Honoring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future”, during the TRC closing events in Ottawa. The TRC concluded a five-year mandate to create awareness about and document the history and on-going legacy of the […]

by aanationtalk on June 5, 2015467 Views

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Okanagan Chiefs Respond to TRC historic tabling of Report

June 3, 2015 The Okanagan Nation Chiefs Executive Council acknowledges and honors the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) for their long, grueling work of listening to the compelling stories of the Residential School survivors. We sincerely hope that moving forward, meaningful steps will be taken to address these inequalities in child welfare and together we […]

by aanationtalk on June 5, 2015317 Views

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Secwepemc Chiefs Want Reconciliation and Justice for Families Impacted by Current Child Welfare System and Indian Residential School Day Scholars

June 4, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kamloops – On May 28th, 2015, Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin remarked in her speech on “Reconciling Unity and Diversity in the Modern Era: Tolerance and Intolerance” that there are three conditions that she believes “essential to maintaining the norm of tolerance: first, insisting on respect for the human dignity […]

by aanationtalk on June 5, 2015298 Views

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Canada: Amnesty International urges all levels of government to implement Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations

June 2, 2015 Full implementation of the recommendations released today by Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission is essential to provide justice for residential schools survivors and their communities and to ensure that Canada lives up to its international human rights obligations. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was established as part of a legal settlement with […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 2015253 Views

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Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: A Tragic Past, an Uncertain Future

WENDAKE, QC, June 3, 2015– The release of the report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada is a milestone in the common history of Aboriginal Peoples and Canadians. History is not useful if it is not retained. This is the challenge faced by the Canadian society as a whole, and it’s a huge challenge, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 3, 2015250 Views

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Walks for Reconciliation to be held in support of survivors of residential schools

Jun 02, 2015 In a show of support to the survivors of residential schools, and to mark the closing ceremonies of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the Nunatsiavut Government will hold a ‘Walk of Reconciliation’ in all five Labrador Inuit communities, as well as in Upper Lake Melville. The walks will start from the each […]

by pmnationtalk on June 3, 2015190 Views

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Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women’s Monument

June 2, 2015 The Saskatoon Tribal Council and the Saskatoon Police Service are inviting members of the public to attend a discussion with the shortlisted artists for the memorial to be placed in front of the new police headquarters. This event takes place on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 from 6:00-9:00 pm in the Community Room […]

by ahnationtalk on June 3, 2015296 Views

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JusticeVideo Canada attempted ‘cultural genocide’ on aboriginals - Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin

Featured Video of the Day: Canada attempted ‘cultural genocide’ on aboriginals: Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin

Credits: The Globe and Mail Published on May 29, 2015 At the Global Centre for Pluralism’s annual lecture, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin says Canada attempted to commit “cultural genocide” against aboriginal peoples, in what she calls the worst stain on Canada’s human-rights record. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with […]

by ahnationtalk on June 3, 2015603 Views

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TRC Findings

Please click on the reports below: Executive Summary Principles Survivors Speak (EN) Survivors Speak (FR) Calls to Action (EN) Calls to Action (FR) NT5

by aanationtalk on June 2, 2015433 Views

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The First Step Towards Reconciliation

May 30, 2015 OTTAWA – Thousands of Aboriginal and non-­Aboriginal Canadians will participate in the Walk for Reconciliation to open the closing ceremonies of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) Sunday morning in Ottawa. The walk is organized in collaboration with Reconciliation Canada. TRC Commissioners Justice Sinclair, Marie Wilson and Wilton Littlechild of […]

by aanationtalk on June 1, 2015263 Views

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Province Supports Community-Based Justice Programming in Saskatoon

May 29, 2015 The Ministry of Justice continues to support community-based efforts in Saskatoon that aim to reduce crime and make a positive impact on the lives of people dealing with conflict.  Nine programs will receive more than $1 million in 2015-16. “These programs exemplify the kind of on-the-ground innovation that drives our ministry,” Justice […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 2015243 Views

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Laurier-Government of Northwest Territories Partnership receives funding to build world-class research infrastructure throughout the Northwest Territories

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University’s Changing Arctic Network (CANet) research team has been awarded $3.2 million in funding from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to continue to build Laurier’s global leadership in cold regions environmental research. Climate warming is resulting in dramatic changes to ecosystems across the Canadian North, including conversion of forests to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 2015207 Views

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MCK applauds Chief Justice’s assertion that Canada attempted ‘cultural genocide’ on aboriginals

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to commend the Supreme Court of Canada’s Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin for acknowledging Canada’s treatment of aboriginal people at the time of colonization was the “most glaring blemish on the Canadian historic record of ‘wrong-doing,’ and that the government’s 19th Century assimilation policies toward aboriginal people would today […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 2015496 Views

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Fair, Impartial and Representative Juries Lacking for Aboriginal Peoples in Saskatchewan

(Saskatoon, SK – May 29, 2015) The relationship between the criminal justice system and Aboriginal peoples has been further alienated by Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decision in Her Majesty the Queen v. Clifford Kokopenace. The case involved Clifford Kokopenace, who on June 17, 2008, in Kenora Ontario, was convicted of manslaughter by a jury […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 2015381 Views

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Five projects share $200,000 to help prevent violence against Aboriginal women

May 28, 2015 WHITEHORSE—Five Yukon projects that address the issue of violence against Aboriginal women are sharing $200,000 in funding from the Government of Yukon this year. Canada’s Aboriginal women experience disproportionate levels of violence,” Minister responsible for the Women’s Directorate Elaine Taylor said. “The Yukon government recognizes the severity of this problem and supports […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 2015257 Views

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Powerful events mark close of Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Ottawa

May 26, 2015 (Toronto, ON) – KAIROS Canada invites everyone to be part of a series of powerful events leading up to and complementing the close of the historic Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). KAIROS’ Time for Reconciliation intergenerational gathering will feature leading thinkers on Indigenous rights and interactive workshops on May 29, May 30 […]

by aanationtalk on May 26, 2015359 Views

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Harper Government helps Edmonton at-risk youth and their families

Federally-funded crime prevention program combats risk factors of criminal and violent behaviours May 22, 2015                Edmonton, Alberta        Public Safety Canada Today, the Honourable Tim Uppal – Minister of State for Multiculturalism and Member of Parliament for Edmonton—Sherwood Park and the Honourable Laurie Hawn, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, on behalf of the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 2015213 Views

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Truth and Reconciliation at Congress

May 19, 2015 As thousands of scholars congregate in Ottawa for Congress 2015, the capital will be anticipating the release of the final report of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). The report will contribute towards truth, healing and reconciliation in response to Indian Residential Schools. Justice Sinclair, Chair of the TRC is the opening […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 2015333 Views

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City of Ottawa welcomes the Witness Blanket to City Hall

May 20, 2015 Media Advisory Ottawa – The City of Ottawa is honoured to welcome the Witness Blanket, a large art installation designed by Master Carver Carey Newman, as part of the closing events of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Date:    Friday, May 22 Time:   11 a.m. Location: Ottawa City Hall, […]

by aanationtalk on May 21, 2015343 Views

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Department of Justice now accepting applications for victims assistance funding

May 15, 2015 The Department of Justice is accepting applications for funding from the Victims Assistance Fund. This fund supports community-based projects and activities that provide services and assistance to victims of crime. Funding can provide training opportunities to inform community workers about the needs and circumstances of victims of crime. Funding can also help […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 2015214 Views

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Families First Foundation – A New Charitable Foundation created for Families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girl

May 15, 2015. Treaty One Territory. Yesterday a new foundation was provincially incorporated that will raise funds in order to respond to the ongoing issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). “We are very excited that we are able to initiate the Families First Foundation. The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs receives calls […]

by aanationtalk on May 15, 2015354 Views

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Charlie/Luggi Families – Legal Fund

GO FUND ME CAMPAIGN https://www.gofundme.com/inquest BACKGROUND On January 20, 2012, Carl Charlie & Robert F. Luggi Jr were killed at a workplace explosion at Babine Forest Products, just outside of Burns Lake, British Columbia (BC). The Charlie and Luggi families have set up this fundraising campaign to raise funds to to hire their own “Independent […]

by aanationtalk on May 15, 2015258 Views

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Canadian Human Rights Tribunal on First Nations Child Welfare

In 2007, the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and the Assembly of First Nations filed a complaint against the federal government of Canada, alleging that child welfare services provided to First Nations children and families on-reserve were flawed, inequitable and discriminatory. They ask that the Tribunal find that First Nations children are being […]

by aanationtalk on May 8, 2015389 Views

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New Caring Society Commercial

May 5, 2015 Watch the new 5 second Caring Society commercial done by Horizon Travel & Lifestyle:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMcxzuLQuSk. It will be playing May/June 2015 in the Toronto subway tunnels. NT3

by aanationtalk on May 7, 2015232 Views

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I am a Witness Campaign

May 5, 2015 In 2007, the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and the Assembly of First Nations filed a human rights complaint against the Government of Canada. They alleged that Canada’s failure to provide equitable and culturally based child welfare services to First Nations children on-reserve is discrimination on the basis of race […]

by aanationtalk on May 5, 2015321 Views

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UN Women announces bold commitments to gender equality from 10 partners across the world

Five global companies and five universities announce their commitments as HeForShe IMPACT Champions Date : 05 May 2015 (New York)—UN Women’s HeForShe campaign today announced 10 bold commitments from its IMPACT Champions, demonstrating strong leadership to advance women’s rights and empowerment. The HeForShe IMPACT 10X10X10 is an initiative that aims to engage an initial 10 […]

by aanationtalk on May 5, 2015256 Views

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Services for Victims Expanded to Central Saskatchewan

April 24, 2015 The Ministry of Justice is proud to announce the grand opening of Sask Central Victim Services. “Thousands of residents now have access to these crucial supports and services should they need them,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Gordon Wyant said.  “With this major piece of our expansion plan complete, I’m pleased to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 2015340 Views

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Announcing National Elizabeth Fry Week – May 4-10, 2015

The Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS) celebrates National Elizabeth Fry Week annually.  National Elizabeth Fry Week is always the week preceding Mother’s Day. The majority of women who are criminalized and imprisoned are mothers. Most of them were the sole supporters of their families at the time they were incarcerated. Elizabeth Fry Societies […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 2015250 Views

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Province enhances Protections for Victims of violence and abuse

April 23, 2015 The Victims of Interpersonal Violence Act will soon update protections and expand the ability of police to help victims of violence and abuse. “A lot has changed since Saskatchewan was the first province to introduce such legislation,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Gordon Wyant said.  “This update was necessary to ensure police […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 2015252 Views

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Ontario Recognizes Recipients of 2015 Victim Services Awards of Distinction

Province Honours Excellence in Victim Services Ontario is honouring 15 individuals and organizations dedicated to helping victims of crime. During an annual ceremony at Queen’s Park, the 2015 Attorney General’s Victim Services Awards of Distinction recognized both the victims of crime whose courage and dedication have raised awareness of victims’ issues in Ontario, and the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 2015303 Views

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Walk for Reconciliation

The Walk for Reconciliation is designed to transform and renew the very essence of relationships among Aboriginal peoples and all Canadians. It sounds so simple, but just the act of gathering and walking and sharing our stories can join us all in a shared commitment to creating a new way forward in our relationships with […]

by ahnationtalk on April 22, 2015258 Views

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Province Supports Vulnerable Individuals and Families in Regina and Area

April 17, 2015 At an event in Regina today, the Government of Saskatchewan reaffirmed its commitment to community-based organizations (CBOs) in Regina and area. The event was held at the Regina office of the Canadian Red Cross, an organization that is receiving $112,000 in the province’s 2015-16 budget to support the training of volunteers for […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 2015229 Views

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New programs to stop the cycle of DV abuse earlier

April 14, 2015 VICTORIA – Domestic violence perpetrators, who previously only received intervention services following conviction, will soon have access to new, preventative community-based programs that can be attended before a crime is committed, through a $1-million partnership with Stroh Health Care and the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC). Under the three-year Provincial […]

by ahnationtalk on April 14, 2015289 Views

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NAN Pushes for Inclusion of Racism and Quality of Police Investigation in Inquest Scope

April 14, 2015 THUNDER BAY: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) is going to Court to argue for the broadening of the scope of the Inquest into the deaths of First Nation students to include substantive issues such as the quality of the police investigation into the deaths and the impact of racism in Thunder Bay during […]

by ahnationtalk on April 14, 2015257 Views

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Legislation to Keep Contraband Tobacco Off Canadian Streets Comes Into Force

Government of Canada is committed to keeping our streets and communities safe for Canadian families April 14, 2015 – Moncton, NB – Department of Justice. Today, Justice Minister and Attorney General Peter MacKay and Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretary and MP for Moncton-Dieppe-Riverview, announced that the Tackling Contraband Tobacco Act has now come into force. The […]

by ahnationtalk on April 14, 2015252 Views

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RCMP’s Racialized Reporting Underscores Urgent Need for a National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls

(April 14, 2015 – Coast Salish Territory)  In a transparent attempt to prop up earlier statements by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister Bernard Valcourt, RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson stated last week that 70 per cent of the Aboriginal women who are murdered in Canada are murdered by Aboriginal men. The Union of BC Indian […]

by ahnationtalk on April 14, 2015306 Views

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ONWA Recognizes Sexual Violence Awareness Month: Calls for More Indigenous Specific Solutions

April 14, 2015 ONWA Recognizes Sexual Violence Awareness Month: Calls for More Indigenous Specific Solutions In recognition of Sexual Violence Awareness month the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is calling attention to the ongoing high rates of sexual violence and harassment perpetrated against Aboriginal women and is making recommendations to help address the problem. Last […]

by ahnationtalk on April 14, 2015220 Views

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Prevention of Violence Against Women Week (April 12, 2015 – April 18, 2015)

This week is about prevention and awareness and recognizing that violence against women happens at alarming rates in BC and our communities.  It is not just a womens issue.  It is an issue for everyone.  Our families, friends, communities, and our government must commit to end violence against women. Domestic violence killed 113 women in […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 2015323 Views

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Yukon communities honour missing and murdered Aboriginal women

April 10, 2015 WHITEHORSE—The Government of Yukon is providing $37,000 to help Yukoners take part in activities to honour missing and murdered Aboriginal women and provide support for their families. “Taking a collaborative approach is key to addressing violence against Aboriginal women,” Minister responsible for the Women’s Directorate Elaine Taylor said. “Supporting culturally relevant initiatives […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 2015218 Views

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2016/2017 call for Ungaluk project applications opens on June 8 2015, the Ungaluk Tour starts in April

The Ungaluk Safer Communities Program, which is administered jointly by the Makivik Corporation and the Kativik Regional Government and funds crime prevention projects across Nunavik and in urban areas in Quebec, will be launching its 2016/2017 call for project applications on June 8, and it will close on September 4, 2015 at 5:00 pm. There […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 2015372 Views

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Province Supports Interpersonal Violence Programming in Lloydminster

April 8, 2015 The Government of Saskatchewan continues to support Lloydminster programs that assist victims of interpersonal violence and abuse.  Two programs will receive more than $284,000. “These programs offer a range of much needed support for victims of interpersonal violence and abuse,” Lloydminster MLA Colleen Young said on behalf of Justice Minister and Attorney […]

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 2015258 Views

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Province Supports Interpersonal Violence Programming in Hudson Bay

April 7, 2015 The Government of Saskatchewan continues to support Hudson Bay Family and Support Centre Inc., which assists victims of interpersonal violence and abuse. “This government is committed to responding to interpersonal violence and abuse,” Carrot River Valley MLA Fred Bradshaw said on behalf of Justice Minister and Attorney General Gordon Wyant.  “I’d like […]

by ahnationtalk on April 8, 2015240 Views

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$5 million invested for a safer, violence-free B.C.

April 7, 2015 VANCOUVER – In advance of Prevention of Violence Against Women Week (April 12-18, 2015), British Columbia is putting the Vision for a Violence Free BC strategy into action, investing $5 million for projects focused on ending violence against women and preventing crime. More than 220 grants, funded through B.C.’s civil forfeiture program, […]

by aanationtalk on April 7, 2015289 Views

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Province Supports Interpersonal Violence Programming in Prince Albert and the North

April 7, 2015 The Government of Saskatchewan continues to support northern programming that assists victims of interpersonal violence and abuse.  The five organizations will receive more than $1.7 million. “Responding to violence and abuse in this province is everyone’s responsibility,” Prince Albert Northcote MLA Victoria Jurgens said on behalf of Jutice Minister and Attorney General […]

by ahnationtalk on April 7, 2015241 Views

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Province continues Support for Victims of Violence and Abuse

April 2, 2015 Programs that help Saskatchewan victims of interpersonal violence and abuse will receive more than $11 million this fiscal year. “These organizations make a vital contribution to the safety of Saskatchewan’s citizens and families,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Gordon Wyant said.  “We are pleased to continue funding these community-based programs that offer […]

by ahnationtalk on April 6, 2015287 Views

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Funding is available for the Action Plan to Address Family Violence and Violent Crimes Against Aboriginal Women and Girls

The Government of Canada is taking important steps to address violence perpetrated against Aboriginal women and girls. The five-year Action Plan outlines concrete actions to prevent violence, support Aboriginal victims, and protect Aboriginal women and girls from violence. Announced on September 15, 2014, the Action Plan will invest an additional $25 million over five years […]

by aanationtalk on April 2, 2015311 Views

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First Meeting for Ontario’s Roundtable on Violence Against Women

March 31, 2015 Province implementing $41 Million Action Plan to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment Ontario’s new permanent Roundtable on Violence Against Women will hold its inaugural meeting today at the Ontario Legislature. The roundtable is one of 13 key initiatives from It’s Never Okay: An Action Plan to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment, which […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 2015240 Views

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