Orangeville, on – David Tilson, M.P. for Dufferin-Caledon, today announced new funding for a community-based project to address the issue violence against women through Family Transition Place (FTP).
“Family Transition Place is an essential organization and this project will enhance their capacity to help women in our community,” said Mr. Tilson. “Our Government is pleased to support exciting projects like this one, which will work to develop a community action plan. It will also be a shining example of what can be achieved to reduce violence against women through important partnerships, which FTP is doing by working with key local stakeholders.”
Family Transition Place is receiving $187,000 from the Government of Canada to help towards building a community action plan to reduce violence against women in our community.
“We are very excited by the announcement that Family Transition Place’s grant proposal was approved. Through this project we look forward to working with some of our community partners, such as the Orangeville Police Service and Dufferin Child and Family Service, to further our goal of a healthy, safe community – specifically for women and girls but ultimately for everyone,” said Norah Kennedy, Executive Director, FTP. “We are also very pleased to be doing this in partnership with the Social Innovation Research Group from the Faculty of Social Work at Wilfred Laurier University.”
This project aligns with Canada’s theme for International Women’s Day and Week: Strong Women, Strong Canada – Women in Rural, Remote and Northern Communities: Key to Canada’s Economic Prosperity. This theme promotes greater recognition of women and girls who live in communities beyond our urban centres.
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, from $10.8 million to close to $19 million each year, its highest level ever.