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Creating Communities of Care

A project to support urban Indigenous and African Nova Scotian women who have experienced violence.



Creating Communities of Care through a Customary Law Approach is a project to support urban Indigenous and African Nova Scotian women who have experienced violence. It was launched in June 2019. It is a 2 million, 4-year co-investment between the Department of Women and Gender Equality Canada and the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women, under Standing Together, Nova Scotia’s plan to prevent Domestic Violence.


Creating Communities of Care through a Customary Law Approach is inspired by the framework of Indigenous Customary Law and Afrocentricity in their approach to care and support Indigenous and African Nova-Scotian survivors of gender-based violence.


The partners of this project already have discrete promising practices in place for supporting their clients. This project brings them together to provide structured, systematic, and integrated services.



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