Premier Kathleen Wynne – Walking Together Press Conference February 23, 2016

by mmnationtalk on February 24, 20162127 Views

Ontario Acting to End Violence Against Indigenous Women
Premier Wynne Unveils New Long-Term Strategy

The Ontario government has released Walking Together: Ontario’s Long-Term Strategy to End Violence Against Indigenous Women. The strategy outlines actions to prevent violence against Indigenous women and reduce its impact on youth, families and communities.

Premier Kathleen Wynne unveiled Walking Together today at Queen’s Park. The government has committed $100 million over three years in new funding to support implementation of the strategy, which it developed in collaboration with Indigenous partners of Ontario’s Joint Working Group on Violence Against Aboriginal Women. The government committed to the strategy as part of It’s Never Okay: An Action Plan to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment, released last March.

The new strategy builds on the existing work of Indigenous partners, community organizations and government to raise awareness of and prevent violence; provide more effective programs and community services that reflect the priorities of Indigenous leaders and communities; and improve socio-economic conditions that support healing within Indigenous communities.

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