A grant from the Foundation will enable Minwaashin Lodge to hire additional staff for their emergency Violence Against Women shelter, and to support families residing in city hotels due to a lack of shelter space, as well as families receiving social assistance, who have not received benefit from COVID-19 related financial assistance programs.
Background of the organization
The Minwaashin Lodge envisions a world where all of creation, the earth, the air, the waters, animals and people are safe, honoured and respected; where children and elders are valued; where culture and diversity are celebrated. The mission of Minwaashin Lodge is to provide prevention and intervention services and programs for grandmothers, women, children and youth who are survivors of family violence and the residential school system, including those impacted by intergenerational effects. A full range of violence prevention and intervention programs and services is provided in the context of reclaiming the wisdom of First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultural teachings.