Province hands out $70,000 to combat sexual violence

Program grants announced for Annapolis Valley and South Shore organizations.

Acadia's student union executive team after Tuesday's funding announcement. - VIA COMMUNITY SERVICES
Acadia's student union executive team after Tuesday's funding announcement.

Six organizations in the Annapolis Valley and South Shore regions will receive $70,000 from the province to combat sexual violence.

Keith Irving, MLA of Kings South, announced the “Prevention Innovation Grants” Tuesday morning at Acadia University. The Wolfville university will receive nearly $27,000 to invest in prevention strategies focused around consent and coercion. Other grants are being distributed amongst organizations that serve both youth and underserved populations in their communities.

Kentville’s Valley African Nova Scotia Development Agency will receive $30,000 for a program focused on helping young men become advocates against sexual violence.

The grant program is part of the Nova Scotia’s new “Sexual Violence Strategy,” announced by the provincial government back in November, which aims to provide prevention education and support services. The government will invest a total of $1.2 million dollars into the program over two years.

Other organizations receiving funding are the YCMA of South West NS, the Sexual Health Centre of Lunenburg County, the South Shore Youth Advisory Committee and the Middleton Regional High School Gender and Sexuality Alliance. More organizations receiving funding will be announced later this year.

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