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November 16, 2023
A historic agreement between the federal and provincial government is working towards a country free from gender-based violence.
The National Action Plan to End Gender-based Violence is a 10-year framework to end gender-based violence and prioritize support for victims, survivors and their families.
The announcement came Wednesday from Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, who said the agreement would see an investment of $162 million over four years to support the implementation of the plan in Ontario.
“This historic agreement is about taking action against violence together, calling men and boys into the movement, and supporting frontline organizations to build a safer Canada for everyone.” says Ien.
It is a plan that the federal government says was developed through over 1,000 recommendations from frontline organizations, survivors, experts and Indigenous partners.
The agreement is set to aid the province in strengthening support sectors and those at risk of gender-based violence by enhancing existing programs and services.