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FEWO Committee Report

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LIST OF RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommendation 1

The Committee recommends that the Government of Canada work  with organizations to utilize proven best practices to prevent violence against women and girls.

Recommendation 2

The Committee recommends that Status of Women Canada ensure that preventing violence against women and girls continues to be a priority.

Recommendation 3

The Committee recommends that the Government of Canada act on the policies and programs in place that are centred on prevention and education in efforts to prevent violence against women and girls, emphasizing best practices.

Recommendation 4

The Committee recommends that the Government of Canada continue to fund projects through Status of Women Canada in efforts to prevent violence against women and girls.

Recommendation 5

The Committee recommends that the Minister of Status of Women work toward putting the issue of sexual violence and assault on the next federal/provincial/territorial meeting agenda.

Recommendation 6

The Committee recommends that the Government of Canada continue to support efforts to engage men and boys in preventing violence against women and girls.

Recommendation 7

The Committee recommends that the Government of Canada continue to support and focus on maternal, newborn and child health through engagement of stakeholders.

Recommendation 8

The Committee recommends that Status of Women Canada continue its practice of issuing Calls for Proposals on preventing violence against women and girls, with a focus on Aboriginal Women.

Recommendation 9

The Committee recommends that the Government of Canada continue to support the implementation of the Action Plan to Address Family Violence and Violent Crimes Against Aboriginal Women and Girls.

Recommendation 10

The Committee recommends that the Government of Canada continue to invest in economic development ventures that nurture the safety and economic well-being of women and girls on and off reserve.

Recommendation 11

The Committee recommends that the Government of Canada provide newcomer women with information about settlement services, crisis resources and their rights under Canadian law, through publications such as Discover Canada, Welcome to Canada, as well as the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.