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Source: University of Guelph

Funding Available for Women's Safety Initiatives

November 9, 2006

The Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities is again providing U of G with funding to support women’s safety initiatives on campus.

Accredited student groups, student governments, staff, faculty and employee groups at U of G are eligible to apply for the funding, which is to be used to implement findings of safety audits, to educate and inform students and employees about safety and security issues, and to support programs that address the safety and security needs of women on campus.

Types of initiatives eligible for funding are facilities and equipment, education and awareness raising, and skills-based training, says Mahejabeen Ebrahim, associate director of human rights and equity and chair of U of G’s Women’s Campus Safety Initiatives Committee. Past campus initiatives have included improved campus lighting, installation of emergency poles and self-defence courses for women.

Applications for innovative initiatives are particularly encouraged, says Ebrahim, who notes that the deadline for submissions is Nov. 16 at noon. All initiatives receiving funding must be completed by March 30, 2007.

Send applications to Ebrahim in the Human Rights and Equity Office or fax to 519-822-1131. Further information and a funding application are available online.



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