Department of Justice Canada



Department of Justice Canada

March 10, 2014 09:12 ET

Government of Canada Announces Educational Funding for Vaughan Victims of Family Violence

KLEINBURG, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 10, 2014) - Justice Canada

Today, the Honourable Julian Fantino, Member of Parliament for Vaughan and Minister of Veterans Affairs, was joined by the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, to announce federal government funding to the Empowerment Through Achievement (ETA) Vaughan Women's Shelter to provide a series of "Munch and Learn" workshops to support women and girls who have experienced family violence.

These workshops, funded under the Justice Partnership and Innovation Program, will provide public legal information on legal rights, the justice system and processes, so that women and girls can make more informed decisions about their options.

Quick Facts

  • Funding for this project totals $74,190.
  • This project is being funded under the Family Violence component of the Justice Partnership and Innovation program.

Quotes

"Our justice and criminal systems can be intimidating and confusing to navigate, especially for some of the most vulnerable members of our communities. With partners like the ETA Vaughan Women's Shelter, we are making a difference in the life of Canada's women and girls by giving them the knowledge to be able to feel empowered, and have their voices heard in the judicial system. This funding, from the Federal government will contribute to their healing and growth. It is only through their active participation that justice can be done."

Peter MacKay
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

"Our Government continues to support efforts to end family violence in Canada, and to support those who need assistance steering their way through the justice system. This initiative will help to connect women and girls in the Vaughan area with the help, information and assistance they need to get ahead."

Julian Fantino
Minister of Veterans Affairs

Associated Links

- Family Violence Initiative

- ETA Vaughan Women's Shelter

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Contact Information

  • Paloma Aguilar
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Justice
    613-992-4621

    Media Relations Office
    Department of Justice
    613-957-4207