Archived information

This content is archived because Status of Women Canada no longer exists. Please visit the Women and Gender Equality Canada.

Archived information is provided for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It is not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards and has not been altered or updated since it was archived. Please contact us to request a format other than those available.

Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Recipient Name: The Association of Black Social Workers
Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Date: 2016-10-06
Value: $66,000.00
Type: Grant
Purpose: This 36-month project will address systemic issues faced by women victims of violence when accessing the justice system across Nova Scotia. The project will empower women, both within and outside of the justice system, to have greater influence in changing how the provincial criminal justice system treats women in cases of gender based (domestic, intimate partner, sexualized) violence. The project will engage with a wide array of stakeholders, decision makers, and key informants to identify barriers to women’s access to the justice system. A critical analysis of the issues and barriers will be completed and used to identify leverage points for change, and to develop and implement a strategic action plan. The action plan will seek to integrate a restorative lens that honours women’s needs, while acting to influence policy and practice through the implementation of systemic solutions.
Comments: Co-applicants in this project include: Be the Peace Institute. Multi-year project.