Call for Proposals to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence

February 7, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

From the Office of Karen Vecchio, Member of Parliament

Shadow Minister for Families, Children and Social Development

 

Call for Proposals to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence
February 6, 2018

St. Thomas, ON – Karen Vecchio, Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London and Shadow Minister for Families, Children and Social Development, is encouraging organizations in EML to apply for funding for projects that address gender-based violence (GBV) in Canada.

The Department for the Status of Women has launched a call for proposals aimed at supporting the development of practices to support survivors and their families.  This call for proposals aims to strengthen the Gender-Based Violence sector in order to address gaps in supports for two groups of survivors:  indigenous women and their communities, and underserved populations.

“As Chair of the Status of Women Committee, I recognize the importance of funding community based support services in order to aid women who are victims of gender-based violence,” said Vecchio. “Preventing gender-based violence and supporting the survivors and their families are key steps to ensuring justice is provided to all victims.”

For more information on the call for proposals, please visit: http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/fun-fin/cfc-adc/2018-1/pp-en.html

 

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For more information:
Kaylie Kuipers

Karen.vecchio.c1a@parl.gc.ca

519-637-2255