Nova Scotia’s First Sexual Violence Strategy

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Nova Scotia’s First Sexual Violence Strategy

As many of you know, the response to our call for Prevention Innovation Grant proposals was phenomenal! We received around 100 applications from all over the province. As a result, the selection process has taken longer than anticipated. Please be assured that we will inform all applicants on the status of their grant as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Sexual violence is a serious health, social and public safety issue in Nova Scotia. We know that incidents of sexual violence are under-reported in our province. In June 2015 the province released its first sexual violence strategy ENGLISH | FRENCH.

Some of the key actions that will take place in years two and three of the strategy include:

  • Helping people get urgent support faster through existing crisis lines, online and other new technologies
  • Expanding the Sexual Assault Nurse Practitioner (SANE) Program in Sydney and Western Nova Scotia
  • Creating nine community support networks to coordinate counselling and support, visibility of services and help with navigation
  • Establishing a prevention innovation fund to support best practices, research, and evaluation

We invite you to read the plan and look for ways to get involved at the community level. It will take the effort of communities, victims, service organizations, governments and individuals to prevent sexual violence in Nova Scotia.

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