Indigenous Communities Safety Workshop

Date and Time: 
Mon. Oct. 17/16 10:00 AM to Wed. Oct. 19/16 02:00 PM

October 17 – 19 (Mon-Wed)

 

Brought to you by your Snuneymuxw Safety and Justice Committee.

The Indigenous Communities Safety Project (ICSP) provides knowledge sharing to Aboriginal leadership (including governance leadership, service providers and the natural leadership) in Aboriginal communities (First Nations and urban Aboriginal communities) related to criminal justice, family justice and child protection laws, policies and practices that directly affect police and government responses to domestic and sexual violence, child abuse and neglect.

 

The purpose of the project is to empower Aboriginal service providers to assist Aboriginal communities –especially women and children – to become safer, to be aware of their legal rights, to understand the lethal risk factors and to access services and the justice system if they become victimized. We will also work to foster connections and relations between Aboriginal leadership and service providers with anti-violence service providers in the regions.

 

The project is funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario and the Vancouver Foundation, and works in partnership with Legal Services Society (LSS).

 

Aboriginal Service Providers, check out the website to learn more about it:

http://endingviolence.org/prevention-programs/indigenous-communities-saf...

 

Then call Chris at the Health Centre: 250-740-2337 to register.

This workshop will help our communities discuss practical ways to improve safety and access to justice for women and children and develop community safety plans that will help keep women and children safe from domestic and sexual violence and child abuse and neglect. t will help us ensure that women and families know their rights and understand the laws and policies that can help keep them safe.