Community Outreach Grants Now Available for Application

January 2014

Did you know….Of the 217,900 women over the age of 15 residing in Newfoundland and Labrador, approximately 108,950 (1 in 2) will experience at least one incident of sexual or physical violence throughout their lifetime. (source: Fact Sheets on Violence, Violence Prevention Initiative, Gov. NL)

Witnessing family violence can have long-term psychological, emotional, cognitive, physical, developmental, and social impacts on a child. (source: Fact Sheets on Violence, Violence Prevention Initiative, Gov. NL)

Aboriginal people are three times more likely than non-Aboriginal people to experience violent victimization (319/1,000 versus 101/1,000 respectively). (source: Fact Sheets on Violence, Violence Prevention Initiative, Gov. NL)

Almost two thirds (64%) of Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Trans, and Questioning (LGBTQ) students and 61% of students with LGBTQ parents reported that they feel unsafe at school. (source: The first national climate survey on homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia in Canadian schools, EGALE Canada)

With February just around the corner, we want to make community based organizations aware of our Jan. 15th deadline for our outreach grants.

Violence Prevention Labrador (VPL) has small funding grants available for community projects of up to $500.00. This money will be available to organizations in the Labrador to implement anti-violence/ Violence Prevention activities in their local areas.

The proposed activities must be clearly defined, and fit within at least one of the key objectives of the Provincial Violence Prevention Initiative:

• Public Awareness and attitudinal change regarding violence.
• Activities that include any of the vulnerable populations; women, children and youth, Aboriginal women and children, seniors, persons with disabilities and others who are victims of violence because of ethnicity, sexual orientation, or economic status
• Education and Training

Click on this link to find details and application. http://www.vplabrador.ca/home/77

Source for above statistics, http://www.gov.nl.ca/VPI/facts/index.html#1http://archive.egale.ca/index.asp?lang=E&menu=4&item=1489

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