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The Family Violence Prevention Program (FVPP) is comprised of two components: shelters and Prevention Projects.
Shelters for First Nations women and children are important for their safety and well-being in crisis situations. INAC provides operational funding to shelters on-reserve and reimburses costs for off-reserve shelter services used by First Nations women who ordinarily live on-reserve.
The Family Violence Prevention Program provides approximately $17 million in annual operational funding to support 35 shelters, serving approximately 265 First Nation communities, and supports community-based prevention projects.
To receive federal project funding, community-based projects must be aimed at reducing the incidents of violence on reserve.
The anticipated result of the Family Violence Prevention Program is a reduction in family violence and a more secure family environment for children on-reserve, by providing abuse prevention and protection services.
The Department works with stakeholders such as the National Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence, the Native Women' s Association of Canada, provinces and territories, and other government departments such as the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and Status of Women Canada on the improvement of family violence programming to protect the interests of Aboriginal women, children and families.
For further information visit: Family Violence Prevention Program for First Nations
Last updated: June 20, 2006