CAF Program to award $2 million to community-based sexual assault centres near 10 bases 

To ensure members of the military community are better able to cope with the effects of sexual assault, the Sexual Misconduct Response Centre recently launched the Sexual Assault Centre Contribution Program. 

The program will fund projects proposed by community-based sexual assault centres operating near the ten CAF bases with the highest client base, according to a Department of National Defence press release. 

“Ensuring individuals affected by sexual misconduct have access to options and a wide range of support services within their community is paramount to addressing the overall issue of sexual misconduct. The implementation of this program is consistent with input received from CAF members affected by sexual misconduct, and I am looking forward to reviewing the project proposals,” said Dr. Denise Preston, executive director, Sexual Misconduct Response Centre, Department of National Defence. 

Those looking to receive funding must be an incorporated Canadian not-for-profit sexual assault service providers and serve the community near one of the ten specified CAF bases. 

These bases include: 

  • CFB Esquimalt
  • CFB Edmonton
  • CFB Borden
  • CFB Kingston
  • CFB Petawawa
  • CFB St. Jean
  • CFB Valcartier
  • CFB Gagetown
  • CFB Halifax
  • Canadian Forces Support Unit in the National Capital Region. 

The total amount of funding available is $2 million. Successful projects will be funded for up to $50,000 a year for four years, until March 31st, 2023, and will be subject to periodic reporting to the SMRC.

Applications must be received no later than September 30th, 2019.

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Mishall Rehman

Originally from Atlanta, GA, Mishall is a freelance journalist pursuing her passion for writing in her new homeland Canada. She currently lives in Trenton, ON with her husband.

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