By Lieran Docherty, Program Manager
On March 1st, 2018, the Ontario government launched Its Never Okay: Ontario’s Gender-based Violence Strategy. The strategy is aimed at addressing the root causes of gender-based violence and providing survivors with greater support. The strategy, a $242 million framework, is building on some of Ontario’s other key action plans: It's Never Okay: An Action Plan to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment, Ontario's Strategy to End Human Trafficking and Walking Together: Ontario’s Long-Term Strategy to End Violence Against Indigenous Women.
The strategy includes a number of investments targeting diverse populations in Ontario including rural and remote communities, newcomers, Indigenous women and children and LGBTQI2S communities.
Some highlights from the strategy include:
The announcement was made by Minister of the Status of Women Harinder Malhi, Minister of Community and Social Services Michael Coteau, and Attorney General Yasir Naqvi in Toronto on March 1st.
For more information on the new strategy, please visit It's Never Okay: Ontario's Gender-based Violence Strategy.