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The Prairieaction Foundation (PAF) today announced five community groups across the Prairies will receive a total of $40,430 in funding through its 2013 grant programs.  (Backgrounder attached). In addition, the Foundation is providing $221,000 in operating funding to the RESOLVE academic network, with offices at the universities of Manitoba, Regina and Calgary and researchers at five other Prairie universities.

“Through investing in research, we are finding answers to critical questions about which programs and services are effective in preventing abuse, in assisting victims to find help and in breaking the cycle of violence for perpetrators,” said Rod McKendrick, chair of the PAF Board of Directors.  “We connect university researchers with front-line service providers working with family violence victims and abusers.”

“We are pleased to have been selected as a CARE grant recipient this year,” said Suhad Bisharat, Executive Director of The Laurel Centre.  “The support from the Prairieaction Foundation enables us to continuously improve the programs and services we offer to survivors of childhood sexual abuse.”

Grant funding in 2013 will support the Laurel Centre’s evaluations of programs aimed at male survivors of childhood sexual abuse.  In addition, CARE grant funding will support evaluations of a program for female abusers and a bullying prevention program in schools. Education & Awareness grant funding will support the development of a Medicine Wheel model for providing services to Aboriginal women and their children, and the delivery of a specialized education program aimed at teaching youth and young adults about healthy relationships.

The Prairieaction Foundation supports community-based, results-oriented research and education that finds solution to violence and abuse.  Since its founding in 1997, the Foundation has provided over $2.8 million in funding to RESOLVE and front-line agencies.   


For more information, contact:

Louise Waldman, Executive Director, t: 204.983.1234



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