Funding Available for Women's Safety Initiatives

October 01, 2007 - Campus Bulletin

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, said 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. Ebrahim said applications for innovative initiatives are particularly encouraged.

"Safety remains a priority on university campuses across Canada. We encourage people with innovative ideas for enhancing women's safety to apply for this support."

The deadline for applications is Oct. 10 at 5 p.m. Applications forms and guidelines are available online.

Completed forms should be sent to: Women's Campus Safety Initiatives Proposal, Human Rights and Equity Office, 15 University Ave. E. They can also be faxed to 519-822-1131 or e-mailed to

All initiatives receiving funding must be completed by March 20, 2008. If you have any questions contact Ebrahim at Ext. 56025.

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