OutSaskatoon gets $1.1M to help LGBT survivors of gender violence

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04/12/2019

OutSaskatoon says $1.1 million in new federal funding to provide support for LGBT people, particularly youth, who are survivors of gender-based violence will help the organization make a difference in a community disproportionately affected by violence. Rachel Loewen Walker, executive director for the organization, called the five-year commitment from the federal government for two projects “phenomenal.” She noted that OutSaskatoon often struggles year-to-year with funding. “But to have a five-year timeline, to be able to set it up well, build in the evaluation strategies, build up a team, hire the right staff — it gives us an opportunity to really make a difference with this work,” she said.

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