Alberta Jobs, Economy and Innovation Minister Tanya Fir (Photo from Government of Alberta)

Alberta partners with Women and Gender Equality Canada to provide crisis support

$3 million being directed to 211

Alberta partners with Women and Gender Equality Canada

The Government of Alberta is partnering with Women and Gender Equality Canada to provide crisis support to those experiencing gender-based violence.

In a press release issued Friday, the government announced $3 million is being directed to 211 to ensure that the crisis supports Albertans need are there when they need them.

“When a person is in crisis, finding help should not be difficult, confusing or time consuming,” said Tanya Fir, parliamentary secretary for status of women.

“If you find yourself in a situation where you need help, this 24/7 service through 211 will help to ensure that you get the help and resources you deserve. I’m proud that we are taking strides in supporting survivors of gender-based violence.”

This new funding aims to help improve service co-ordination with the wrap-around supports that gender-based violence survivors need, such as counselling, health care and legal services.

Sexual violence is the most under-reported crime in Canada. It is estimated that 94 per cent of sexual violence survivors do not report their assaults to police.



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