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News from the Ontario Women's Directorate

Government Funds 10 Employment Training Pilot Programs for At-risk Women

The Ontario government is investing more than $4 million over two years
in a new Employment Training Pilot Projects Program for more than 450
women who have experienced domestic violence, or are at risk. The
program will help women gain confidence, new skills and, ultimately,
employment and economic independence.

For more information, read the news release at or the
background paper at

Mcguinty Government Launches Public Education Campaign to Encourage Healthy, Equal Relationships Between Boys and Girls

The McGuinty government is launching, a groundbreaking
public education campaign to educate youth, aged eight to 14, about the
importance of healthy, equal and respectful relationships....The
campaign is anchored by the website and also features
television and cinema ads. The campaign features scenarios that
illustrate harmful behaviours and attitudes that can lead to violence
against women and girls, and offers viewers a choice of ways to manage
these situations in the right way.

For more information, read the news release at