Government of Canada launches call for proposals to end violence against women and girls

Simcoe, ON – On behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, Diane Finley, Member of Parliament for Haldimand-Norfolk, announced the launch of a Call for Proposals for projects that will prevent and reduce violence against women and girls in Canada.

“Our government is taking concrete steps in the prevention and elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls by helping communities address this important issue,” said Minister Ambrose. “By inviting proposals for projects that address violence against women and girls, we are working together to create safe communities for all.”

“I am pleased that the Government of Canada continues to demonstrate its support towards ending violence against women and girls,” said Diane Finley, MP. “I encourage all interested organizations in Haldimand-Norfolk to apply and help make a difference for girls and women who face various forms of violence.”

The Government of Canada will accept funding applications for the call for proposals, Working Together: Engaging communities to end violence against women and girls, in four thematic areas:

1.   Preventing and reducing violence against women and girls in high-risk neighbourhoods (Deadline: October 12, 2012);
2.   Engaging men and boys in ending violence against women and girls (Deadline: October 12, 2012);
3.   Preventing and reducing violence against women and girls in the name of “honour” (Deadline: November 9, 2012); and
4.   Preventing and reducing the trafficking of women and girls through community planning (Deadline: November 9, 2012).

Eligible organizations must address a number of predetermined criteria in their responses. For more information on this call for proposals, Working Together: Engaging communities to end violence against women and girls, please visit women.gc.ca.

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, increasing from $10.8 million to close to $19 million each year, its highest level ever.

For more information on Status of Women Canada and funding available through the Women’s Program, please visit women.gc.ca.

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Michelle Bakos
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women
819-997-5421
Nanci-Jean Waugh
Director General
Communications and Public Affairs
Status of Women Canada
613-995-7839