Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Recipient Name: Mother of Red Nations Women’s Council of Manitoba Incorporated
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Date: 2008-03-03
Value: $159,252.00
Type: Grant
Purpose: This two year pilot project will build on the success of the national “Sisters in Spirit” initiative through implementing coordinated regional activities. It is an educational project that will provide support to Aboriginal women in Manitoba who are affected by racialized and sexualized violence. It will build on the skills of Aboriginal women to facilitate their participation in addressing the present crisis of violence against Aboriginal women in the province of Manitoba and in the greater Canadian context. As the project will also produce increased access to education and information, community members, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, will have access to increased awareness about key issues affecting Aboriginal women. Provincial information will be shared with the national "Sisters in Spirit" project further complementing the work they are doing.
Comments: Multi-year project of 2 years (2008-2009).