Family Violence Prevention Program
The Family Violence Prevention Program (FVPP) provides funding to assist First Nations in providing access to family violence shelter services and prevention activities to women, children and families ordinarily resident on-reserve. There are two components to the program: operational funding for an existing network of 41 shelters in the provinces and in Yukon; and proposal-based prevention projects. The expected outcome of the FVPP is the enhanced safety and security of women, children and families living on-reserve.
|Shelter Operations||Prevention Projects|
|Chiefs and Councils of First Nation bands recognized by the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada||X||X|
|First Nations authority, board, committee or other entity approved by Chief and Council||X||X|
|First Nation Child and Family Services (FNCFS) Agencies or Societies||X||X|
|Aboriginal communities and organizations||X|
The application requirements for family violence prevention projects are based on proposals that meet the objectives of the FVPP.
In some regions, First Nation regional boards are authorized by Chiefs to administer prevention funds by collecting, reviewing and approving proposals for projects. The First Nation regional boards also take on a strategic visioning and coordinating role by targeting specific needs (e.g. annual youth conference) in the area of family violence.
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For further information on the Family Violence Prevention Program in your community, contact the AANDC regional office nearest you.
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