Womens centre in Alberni gets cash

The Alberni Community and Women’s Services Society received $181,536 for an initiative gender-based campus violence project.

The Alberni Community and Women’s Services Society has received $181,536 in funding to partner with the White Ribbon Campaign and North Island College on a student-led “Safer Campus” initiative focusing on gender-based violence on campus.

The project is centred around three goals: to identify and address institutional barriers to advancing gender equality; to engage male students and faculty in campus strategy; and to create culturally appropriate collaborative mechanisms to address key concerns of Aboriginal members of the campus community.

“Alberni Community and Women’s Services Society is excited to receive funding for our project,” said board chair Gillian Trumper.

Nanaimo-Alberni MP James Lunney visited NIC to make the funding announcemen.

“Our government remains committed to ending violence against women and girls,” he said.

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