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Ontario Investing $9.3 Million to Support Survivors of Sexual Violence

Language Interpreter Services for survivors of domestic or sexual violence helps more than 7,000 individuals each year in communities across Ontario and is available in more than 70 languages, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in person, or by telephone.

Ontario is investing $9.3 million over three years to support the Language Interpreter Services (LIS) program, which delivers interpreter services that help survivors of domestic or sexual violence.

This renewed three-year funding commitment will help service providers across Ontario communicate with their clients who have limited English or French language skills, or are Deaf or hard of hearing, and who are victims of domestic violence or sexual violence, including human trafficking.

It’s Never Okay: An Action Plan to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment

It's Never Okay: An Action Plan to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment

The Ontario government has released It’s Never Okay: An Action Plan to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment. The ground-breaking plan outlines concrete steps to help change attitudes, provide more supports for survivors, and make workplaces and campuses safer and more responsive to complaints about sexual violence and harassment. The government has committed $41 million over three years to support the plan’s implementation.


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Taking Action Against Sexual Violence and Harassment

Premier Kathleen Wynne today announced a package of initiatives to raise awareness of sexual violence and harassment, enhance prevention initiatives to combat sexual discrimination, harassment and violence, and improve support for victims. Learn more.

Premier Wynne delivered a key note address as one of the top 25 Women of Influence.