Yukon Government Announces Fund Recipients For The Prevention of Violence Against Indigenous Women

Jeanie McLean ( Photo from Facebook)

The Whitehorse Aboriginal Women’s Circle (WAWC) and Carcross/Tagish First Nation (CTFN) are recipients of the $25,000 for a one-year project for the prevention of violence against Indigenous women and girls through support networks.

The Yukon government has announced the recipients of the Fund for the Prevention of Violence Against Aboriginal Women .
The Whitehorse Aboriginal Women’s Circle (WAWC) and Carcross/Tagish First Nation (CTFN) are recipients of the $25,000 for a one-year project for the prevention of violence against Indigenous women and girls through support networks.


The second installment of a two-year fund to Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN) and the Skookum Jim Friendship Centre (SJFC) will also be distributed in the 2023-2024 fiscal year. 


According to a release August 18, the government funding will Strengthen connections and Support projects preventing gender-based violence and align with Changing the Story to Upholding Dignity and Justice.  


The funding program was established in 2004 and appropriated through the territorial government’s Women and Gender Equity Directorate. The aim is to provide financial support to Indigenous women’s organizations, registered societies and First Nation governments.  


Women and Gender Equity Directorate minister, Jeanie McLean, said the contributions of the organizations are crucial as part of efforts to reduce violence targeted against Indigenous women. She further said Community support networks are essential for both healing and violence prevention as the work of these organizations will provide Indigenous women and girls with important programming, that encourages a deeper connection with their community.”

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