Backgrounder: Funding supports Ontario-based Indigenous women’s and 2SLGBTQQIA+ organizations to prevent and address gender-based violence


May 3, 2023 – Ottawa, Ontario

In January 2022, Women and Gender Equality Canada launched a call for proposals to bolster the capacity of Indigenous women’s and 2SLGBTQQIA+ organizations to provide gender-based violence (GBV) prevention programming in order to address the root causes of violence.

The following six organizations received funding:

Brantford Native Housing
Brantford, Ontario
Project name: Indigenous Women Capacity-Building – Violence Prevention Initiatives
Funding amount: $373,725

Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child & Family Services
Hiawatha First Nation, Ontario
Project name: Indigenous Anti–Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign / Services à l’enfance et aux familles Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag
Funding amount: $400,000

Legacy of Hope Foundation
Gloucester, Ontario
Project name: Indigenous Perspectives and Best Practices in Addressing Gender-Based Violence / Perspectives Autochtones et pratiques exemplaires en matière de lutte contre la violence fondée sur le sexe
Funding amount: $681,048

Orillia Native Women’s Group (OWNG)
Orillia, Ontario
Project name: Capacity-building for ONWG / Renforcement des capacités de l’ONWG
Funding amount: $328,125

The Association for Native Development in the Performing and Visual Arts
Toronto, Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation, and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation areas
Project name: Increasing our knowledge and experience to prevent GBV against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people
Funding amount: $464,000

Tyendinaga Native Women’s Association
Deseronto, Ontario
Project name: Supporting Indigenous Elders, Women, and Children Culturally and Creating a Safe Place for Our Community / Soutenir culturellement les aînés, les femmes et les enfants autochtones, et créer un endroit sûr pour notre communauté
Funding amount: $25,000

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