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B.C. releases action plan on gender-based violence, backed by $62M from feds – Arrow Lakes News

December 11, 2023

3-year plan promises to reduce waitlists on existing services, invest more in Indigenous-led solutions

B.C. has released its long-awaited gender-based violence action plan, with promises to reduce wait lists on existing services, better supports for Indigenous survivors and address sexual and intimate partner violence by police.

These commitments, among others, are backed by a fresh $61.9 million announced by the federal government on Friday (Dec. 8), to be spread over four years.

B.C.’s parliamentary secretary for gender equity, Kelli Paddon, said Sunday (Dec. 10) their plan is one step toward the ultimate goal of ending gender-based violence.

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