Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Recipient Name: Assaut Sexuel Secours (Val d’Or) inc.
Location: Val d’Or, Quebec
Date: 2008-03-03
Value: $189,719.00
Type: Grant
Purpose: The purpose of Assaut Sexuel Secours Val d’Or’s Minowatewi (Le bien-être) project is to assist Aboriginal women in a healing process so they have the means to improve collectively their living conditions and participate more actively in the economic, social and cultural life of their communities. For this purpose, Aboriginal women living in urban areas, as well as in two communities in the Val d’Or region will have access to services and literature translated into Algonquin, Cree and English. These women will have the opportunity to develop strategies for protecting young girls within their respective communities and design healing tools that are in line with traditional Aboriginal values. Although the group comprises a majority of white women, Aboriginal women will be responsible for coordinating all activities and will be involved in all decision making. It should be noted that this project is part of an extensive partnership and a vast awareness campaign on sexual violence.
Comments: Multi-year project of 3 years (2008-2010).