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The ?a?jim Program

Tla’Amin Health, Powell River

?a?jim (Young Women) is a violence-prevention program that engages teens who identify as girls, aiming to strengthen their sense of identity, purpose, and confidence. It also raises awareness of violence against First Nations women, and brings communities together to take a stand. Through weekly meetings, participants focus on topics including: traditional gender roles for First Nations women, healthy relationships, sexuality, diversity, and healthy bodies. This program takes a de-colonial and trauma-informed perspective, incorporates intergenerational mentorship and community involvement.

Grant amount: $21,300

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