Government of Canada announces funding support for Fédération des Communautés Culturelles de l’Estrie to address gender-based violence

May 6, 2022 – Sherbrooke, Quebec – Women and Gender Equality Canada

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a significant barrier to achieving gender equality, and it is preventable. The Government of Canada is committed to preventing and addressing GBV in all its forms.

Today, Élisabeth Brière, Member of Parliament for Sherbrooke, on behalf of the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, announced $289,910 for the Fédération des Communautés Culturelles de l’Estrie’s new project to address GBV.

The project will reduce violence experienced by immigrant women and girls by developing and implementing a collaborative, intersectional support strategy for immigrant women and girls who experience violence in the Estrie region. It will also raise awareness within the community to reduce barriers and improve access to services for underserved and at-risk populations.

This funding is part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to assist organizations that provide critical services and support to victims and survivors of GBV, during and beyond the pandemic.

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