Federal Funding For Tri-County Women's Centre

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 15:45 PM

Federal funding for the Tri-County Women's Centre.

West Nova MP Colin Fraser and South Shore/St. Margarets MP Bernadette Jordan announced $76,000 today for the centre, as they continue to help sexual assault victims.

Lisanne Turner, Sexual Violence project coordinator says the funding will be used for the Trauma Informed Justice for Victims and Survivors of Sexual Violence project.

"We'll work with law enforcement, other justice professionals and non-governmental service providers in the Tri-Counties to share knowledge, build capacity and create resources within our rural perspective to improve the experience and participation of victims of sexual violence in the criminal justice system."

The women's centre has been providing counselling, advocacy and other services to those in need for over 15 years.

April is Sexual Violence Awareness Month in Canada.

Click play below to see today's news conference at the Tri-County Women's Centre in Yarmouth.