Survivor’s Hope Crisis Centre with Sagkeeng First Nation, Pinawa, Manitoba
In two rural communities, this mentorship program offers girls age 10 and 11 a safe and supervised space to build healthy relationships with older peers. Through partnerships with local schools, the program runs groups that organize discussions, events, and other activities. In Pine Falls, activities focus on issues like gender equality, empowerment, and leadership, with the goal of enhancing the girls’ social skills and self-esteem. In Sagkeeng First Nation, activities draw on similar themes and explore and celebrate the role of history and cultural teachings through the involvement of Elders. Small mentoring groups are led by girls aged 15 and up.
Grant amount: $160,000 over 4 years