In Alberta, May is Sexual Violence Awareness Month (SVAM)
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Today's the day! In anticipation of the Federal Budget 2021 being unveiled on April 19, we're starting the #WhatWillItTake social media campaign.
Women’s Shelters Canada was asked and funded by the department of Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) to develop a strategic engagement with anti-violence leaders across Canada to inform the development of a National Action Plan (NAP) on Violence Against Women (VAW) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV). Our preliminary findings were released today: www.endvaw.ca/nap-on-vaw. Our final report will be submitted to WAGE on April 30, 2021.
Campaign Timeline: April 1-April 19, 2021
So, what will it take to end gender-based violence in Canada?
What it will take is the federal government to lead the way with bold, ambitious, inter-sectional investment.
Campaign Objective: To draw the attention of key politicians and their staffers to our budget asks over a blitz period.
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Government of Canada
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The Government introduced the Canadian Benefit for Parents of Young Victims of Crime on September 30, 2018. The benefit provides income support to eligible parents who suffer a loss of income when they take time away from work to cope with the death or disappearance of their child, as a result of a probable Criminal Code offence. Eligible parents can receive payments of $450 per week for up to 35 weeks.