From the Office of the Chief –
December 6th is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. This day is about remembering those who have experienced gender-based violence and those who we have lost to it.
On behalf of Council, I want to take this opportunity to remind everyone that we all have a role and responsibility to assist in ending violence. We want to build a community and a Nation that values all people and where all people can be safe and secure in their homes and communities. We need to end the gendered and racialized violent crimes against aboriginal women.
We all must uphold and declare that there should be no tolerance for any form of bullying, racism, or harassment or violence. This is particularly true as gender-based violence in Canada has been magnified and amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic.
We need to stand in unity to work together to end the violence and create a healthier safer future for our friends, family and loved ones. We need to STOP THE VIOLENCE!
If you need additional resources, please contact:
Kamloops Community YMCA – Women’s Emergency Shelter (firstname.lastname@example.org, 250-374-6162 or text 250-682-7931)
CMHA -Emerald Hostel Emergency Shelter – Temporary Shelter – For men and their children 250-372-3031
CMHA-Emerald Hostel Emergency Shelter – Temporary Shelter – For Women and their children 250-828-1122
Mustard seed New Life Community – temporary shelter 250-434-9898
Elizabeth Fry Society 250-374-2119