Media Contacts

Edward Hill

Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation
250 812-2671


Aboriginal Domestic Violence Funding Project recipients

New Programs:

Hilye’yu Lelum Friendship Centre (Duncan): $70,000

The Parenting After Violence program aims to help break the cycle of family violence through a parenting course for dads that have perpetrated violence in the past, a drop-in group for dads that offers emotional support and community building, and supported supervised visits with children.

Victoria Native Friendship Centre: $70,000

The Awakening the Warrior Woman Within program intends to offer culturally-based programming, which is a community-driven, client-centred model of practice, with qualified Aboriginal facilitators and wisdom keepers. Program participants will have varying degrees of historical and/or current trauma in their lives, including the legacy of residential schools, the Indian Act and child abuse.

Whe-la-la-U Area Council (Alert Bay): $70,000

The Healthy Relationships will focus on prevention, partnership building, and holistic approaches, as well as working with clients to build individual, couple and family wellness plans.

Existing Programs:

Yuulu?it?at First Nation (Ucluelet): $25,000

The First Nation Warrior Program will offer a safe space for men to develop their self-identity, express emotion and gather perspectives from trusted connections both physical and spiritual. This space will also give older men and elders an opportunity to influence young men within the community to be the leaders for the future.

Tsewulhtun Health Centre (Duncan): $25,000

The Turning Stones project focuses on a holistic approach to support the healing for the entire family. Elders and trained facilitators support healing groups for First Nations youth, women, and men under the program.

Pauquachin First Nation (North Saanich): $25,000

The Phoenix Experience promotes an inner and outer transformation experience for participants through services that focus on prevention, healing and community capacity building.

Cowichan Tribes (Duncan): $25,000

The Healthy Relationships program brings awareness and understanding of domestic violence to people experiencing abuse and discuss ways to stop the cycle.