Community Support for Sexual Misconduct Survivors Grant Program
The Community Support for Sexual Misconduct Survivors Grant Program funds projects led by not-for-profit Canadian, community-based service providers with the capacity and expertise to provide services and initiatives for those affected by sexual misconduct in the wider Defence community such as, but not limited to:
- sexual assault centres
- virtual platforms
- research and academic institutions
- counselling services
The latest call for applications for 2022–2023 closed on November 15, 2022. A list of funded projects is available.
To better reflect who we are and what we do, we changed our name to the Sexual Misconduct Support and Resource Centre (SMSRC). In the next few months, we will be updating our website to include our new name.
The Grant Program aims to offer support services to individuals who have been affected by sexual misconduct in the CAF/DND through community-based service providers. Those who will receive funding will develop projects to support those impacted by sexual violence, assault and misconduct.
Two types of grants will be available:
- one-time funding of up to $50,000 per eligible project
- recurrent funding of up to $75,000 annually
Examples of projects
Funding will be available for a wide range of projects, initiatives and services, including:
- providing crisis management, information and support through a dedicated phone line, which will offer access to supportive listening, information and referrals to hospital, medical or police services
- conducting research related to the support of those impacted by sexual misconduct within the CAF/DND
- counselling for individuals, groups and people supporting individuals affected by sexual misconduct
- outreach to Indigenous communities and underserved remote locations
- support services tailored to the specific needs of various demographics, including women, men, non-binary, Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex (2SLGBTQI+), gender nonconforming communities, and additional sexually and gender-diverse people in Canada
- relationship building and work with individuals, community and government organizations for outreach and community education
- support groups, including specified and drop-in groups
- providing information, referrals, accompaniment, or advocacy to assist survivors in the areas of healing, trauma, survivor support, health care, housing, employment, criminal justice, or legal rights and responsibilities
- developing innovative tools (including virtual) that offer better access to resources for survivors
If you have any questions, send us an email at SMSRCGrant-SubventionCSRIS@forces.gc.ca.
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