Recipients of Indigenous Violence Prevention Grants Program Announced

The Provincial Government has invested $205,000 in 14 projects through the Indigenous Violence Prevention Grants Program.

The program supports Newfoundland and Labrador Indigenous governments and organizations in their efforts to prevent violence against Indigenous women and children and to engage Indigenous men and boys in the prevention of violence.

Many projects are eligible to receive funding through the program, including those with a focus on developing violence prevention action plans, public awareness and education materials or activities, providing healing programs in relation to the effects of violence, improving programs and services at shelters for Indigenous women, developing community capacity and leadership, and improving cultural strength of Indigenous communities with the objective of reducing violence.

Funding for the Indigenous Violence Prevention Grants Program is made available through the Women’s Policy Office, the lead department of the Provincial Government’s Violence Prevention Initiative.