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 shelters; 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.
Eligible recipients of FVPP funding are First Nations, Tribal Councils, other aggregations of First Nations approved by Chief and Council or, an authority, board, committee or other entity authorized to act on behalf of the initial recipients to provide family violence protection and prevention services.
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.
For further information on the Family Violence Prevention Program in your community, contact the AANDC regional office nearest you.