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Creating Communities of Care through a Customary Law Approach

A project to support urban Indigenous and African Nova Scotian women who have experienced violence.
...Because All Women Matter

Project Partners

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The Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre

The Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre provides structured, social-based programming for urban Indigenous people while serving as a focal point for a variety of community functions and events.

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The Mi’kmaw Legal Support Network

The Mi’kmaw Legal Support Network develops and implements support programming for Mi’kmaq to ensure fair and equitable service under the law.

1-877-379-2042

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The Nova Scotia Association of Black Social Workers

The Nova Scotia Association of Black Social Workers provides access and support to the African-Nova Scotian community.

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Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia engages with vulnerable women and girls to foster reintegration, rehabilitation, personal empowerment and to address the root causes of criminalization.

Project Sponsors

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Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women

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The Department of Women and Gender Equality, Government of Canada

Collaborating Partners

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Transition House Association Of Nova Scotia

The Transition House Association of Nova Scotia (THANS) member organizations provide transitional services to women (and their children) who are experiencing violence and abuse, including culturally relevant services to Mi’kmaw people.

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Nova Scotia Department of Justice

Leads the Halifax Domestic Violence Court Program, a speciality court program established in early 2018 to offer a trauma-informed, collaborative approach to those affected by domestic violence.

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