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Beyond Peer Support: Reconceptualizing a Community Empowerment Model for Im/migrant Sex Workers Who Experience Violence

Supporting Women’s Alternatives Network (SWAN Vancouver) Society Vancouver, BC This program will build capacity and empower im/migrant women who do sex work to move out of violence and into confidence and leadership via peer-led initiatives. With participants as leaders, women will empower their communities and facilitate sustainable paths to leadership and resistance to address gender-based […]

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“The Way Out” Work Therapy Program for Survivors of Trauma and/or Abuse

The Castlegar and District Community Services Society Castlegar, BC This work-reintegration program aims to help participants build self-confidence and independence after experiences of trauma and/or abuse. In a therapeutic environment, participants develop strategies for adapting to new work placements, and building on their strengths at their own pace. The program seeks to provide barrier-free services […]

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Terrace GRIT Program: Girls’ Resilience, Ingenuity, and Tenacity 

Terrace Women’s Resource Centre                                                     Terrace, British Columbia  This program is tailored to meet the needs of girls in rural northern community where they may face multiple barriers to pursuing their goals. The GRIT program (Girls’ Resiliency Innovation Tenacity) uses a strengths-based approach to encourage participants to become future leaders. Girls learn and practice intercultural understanding […]

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Steer Canoe in the Right Direction 

Huu ay aht First Nation                                                                        Port Alberni, British Columbia  ƛiƛič̓ałukwit̓asin – we will be steering our canoe in the right direction – will help girls to develop meaningful relationships with themselves and others. The program also aims to strengthen participants’ cultural identities and offer strategies to manage mental health and relationship issues, to help prevent intimate partner violence, […]

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