Qaujigiartiit centre gets $482,000 for gender-based violence prevention project

Funding part of National Action Plan to End Gender-based Violence

The Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre will receive $482,000 from the federal government for its project that aims to implement strengths-based community service delivery model to prevent and heal from violence. The health research centre is based in Iqaluit, shown here. (File photo)

By Nunatsiaq News

The Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre in Iqaluit will receive $482,000 for a gender-based violence prevention project, the federal government announced Monday.

The project is titled “Building capacity to implement strengths-based community service delivery model to prevent and heal from violence,” according to a news release from Women and Gender Equality Canada.

The release didn’t offer any other information about the project, but said it will help address “the root causes of violence, while giving better support to those who survived it, charting a path toward building safer communities.”

“Gender-based violence is a human rights violation still too deeply rooted in our society,”  said Marci Ien, the minister for women, gender equality and youth, in the release.

The funding is part of the $601.3 million the Government of Canada committed through the 2021 federal budget to increase efforts to end gender-based violence.

It builds on the endorsement of the National Action Plan to End Gender-based Violence by the federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for the status of women in early November, Ien said.

The national action plan includes five pillars:

  • support for victims, survivors and their families;
  • prevention;
  • responsive justice system;
  • implementing Indigenous-led approaches;
  • social infrastructure and enabling environment.

The announcement comes during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, an annual campaign that runs from Nov. 25 to Dec. 10 to underline the need to address and prevent gender-based violence.

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(10) Comments:

  1. Posted by Victim on

    Buying girls more won’t help the fight to win with white people. How many options do they get from rcmp bad faith

    • Posted by Goobleygook on

      What are you saying?

  2. Posted by Northerner on

    Had to google , the meaning of ” Gender based ”.

    • Posted by Juniper Berry on

      And that’s just the tip of the word salad…

  3. Posted by Transparency on

    Organizations need to be more transparent about plans for the funds they receive, especially these large amounts.

    They would have disclosed their plan in their application for funding, why not actually share the plans with the community?

    • Posted by Pangloss on

      Absolutely true, in the current environment priority is given to the mastery of superficial skills; an ability to weild and create neologisms and jargon, for example. The more impressive it sounds, the better it must be, right? Until you look under the hood and notice “no specifics mentioned”. But that’s secondary anyway, what matters is the appearance of doing something.

      • Posted by Linguistic Currencies on

        What matters is the acquisition of skills needed to secure resources. Or put differently, adaptability to the conditions where resources are distributed.

        That is what you are observing when you see the rapid evolution of newfangled jargon; language as a form of currency whose value is always in flux (as any currency is). Also note that the model self directs, following success wherever it may lead.

  4. Posted by Awful waste of money! on

    should have used the money to build 2 houses

    • Posted by sure on

      That would only get half a house.

  5. Posted by Moving forward on

    What would happen if we removed gender based and just used violence against people, all genders have violence against them, picking one gender will not help the rest and it seems to be more of a bandaid solution.


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