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Provincial government announces domestic violence campaign in Aboriginal communities
Ontario has launched a new campaign to help Aboriginal communities take action on domestic violence.
The campaign is designed to raise awareness about the signs of woman abuse in Aboriginal communities, so that people who are close to an at-risk woman or abusive man can provide support. This campaign has been adapted from the Neighbours, Friends and Families campaign to reflect a traditional and cultural approach to community healing and wellness.
Kanawayhitowin, "Taking Care of Each Otherâ€™s Spirit", is based on traditional Aboriginal teachings and was developed by and for Aboriginal peoples with the support of a $476,000 grant from the Ontario government. The Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres is rolling out the campaign in Aboriginal communities across the province. The campaign includes:
- Training for 100 community workers
- Television and radio public service announcements
There is a link below to the complete news release.