Twenty-four community organizations and groups are receiving grants to prevent domestic violence. The 2019 grant recipients include $3,950 for the Petite Riviere Elementary School Boys Day: Empowering Boys While Developing Self-Confidence and Healthy Connection
The project aims to offer a fun day of learning for boys in grades 4-6 across the South Shore. Topics for this year may include gender equality, healthy relationships, LGBTQ, internet safety, gaming, and building self-confidence.
“Domestic violence is a complex issue that affects too many Nova Scotians,” said Kelly Regan, Minister responsible for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women, today, April 29. “What we learn from these projects, along with the deep expertise in our communities, will help build the best plan for addressing and preventing domestic violence.”
The grants, totalling $912,000, are part of the work to develop Standing Together, a provincial plan to prevent domestic violence and support victims and their families.
A wide range of projects are receiving grants. They include ones focused on addressing domestic violence in specific communities, including African Nova Scotian and Mi’kmaw communities, as well as projects focused on engaging and developing supports for groups such as children and youth, men and boys, girls and young women and women with disabilities.
Eleven of the 24 grant recipients received Standing Together Shift grants, which provide up to $75,000 to help organizations explore, develop and test new ideas for preventing domestic violence and providing support to victims and their families.
Thirteen projects received Standing Together Prevention grants. These grants provide up to $10,000 for projects that raise awareness of domestic violence and encourage people and communities to get involved and take action.
Research Nova Scotia is administering the grants. The recipients were selected by an independent review committee.
For a list of projects receiving grants, please see www.novascotia.ca/standingtogether .