Centre for Newcomers in Calgary – Grant for Self-defense – Gov of Alberta
The Alberta government gave a grant to Centre for Newcomers in Calgary, and they are using it to offer self-defence classes for immigrant women. The Alberta government gives the grant, but the Centre for Newcomers runs the program, so for inquiries about the classes Calgarians can contact the Centre for Newcomers Society of Calgary.
A $25,000 grant from the Status of Women Community Grant Program to the Centre for Newcomers Society of Calgary is providing self-defence training to more than 500 women. Participants are learning how to protect themselves against sexual and family violence.
The classes also include presentations by the Calgary Police Service and Discovery House on assistance available to women affected by family violence. The project focuses on immigrant women, but any woman can participate.
This grant is one of 65 projects in communities across the province benefiting from the Status of Women Community Grant Program. These projects are providing enhanced skills and job training for women, supporting new opportunities for women in leadership roles and working to end violence against women and girls.