Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Recipient Name: Comité Réseau
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Date: 2008-03-03
Value: $140,000.00
Type: Grant
Purpose: This 18-month project has two components. The first is intended to put an end to the systemic racism faced by Francophone and immigrant women in Ottawa; it follows up on the forum on racism organized by Comité Réseau in Ottawa in November 2007. A guide to best practices will be created following on-line consultation with 20 agencies providing services to women victims of violence and 5 organizations working with immigrant women in Ottawa; the guide will be approved at a meeting for this purpose in 2009 by 20 participating agencies. Comité Réseau will take responsibility for distributing the guide and making presentations to a number of institutions: the Children’s Aid Society; Ontario Works; the Ottawa Police; women’s resource centres; and community centres. The second component is intended to address violence against senior Francophone women in Ottawa by offering 8 to 10 awareness workshops for 60 senior women victims of violence, using a video produced by the Union Culturelle des franco-ontariennes.