Project Peace

NWAC’s Project PEACE (Presence of Self and Setting Goals, Encouraging Strength and Resilience, Accessing Services and Supports, Community as a Safety Net, and Engaging in Culture) was a three-year initiative funded by the Status of Women Canada (SWC) to help foster community safety nets, and community networks to support the safety, success and empowerment of Indigenous women, girls and Two-Spirit people.

NWAC’s Project PEACE has resulted in a toolkit of five workbooks to support Indigenous women, girls, two-spirit people, men and boys who have experienced or witnessed violence achieve their goals. These workbooks were created through engaging knowledge holders, Elders and Indigenous people in 13 different communities. The objective of this work is to promote safety, violence prevention in communities through engagement. It is through this process of knowledge sharing that the Project PEACE workbooks were created to help foster community safety nets, and community networks to support the safety, success and empowerment of Indigenous women, girls and Two-Spirit people.

Project PEACE uses the PEACE Model, which organizes each workbook into chapters connected to supporting the successes of Indigenous women, girls and Two-Spirit people. PEACE is an acronym for Presence of Self and Setting Goals, Encouraging Strength and Resilience, Accessing Services and Supports, Community as a Safety Net, and Engaging in Culture. The PEACE Model is grounded in culture and applies a gendered lens to help meet the distinct and specific needs of participants.

Project PEACE Webinar

This webinar training on NWAC Project PEACE is available for front-line service providers who support Indigenous people who have experienced violence in achieving their goals through the support of community safety nets.

Project Peace PowerPoint Presentation.pdf

 

Project PEACE Public Service Announcement

TheNWAC Project PEACE Public Service Announcement can be shared as part of the toolkit as an example of how community members can respond to those who have experienced violence. These responses show how communities can address violence with community safety nets. 

Project PEACE _PSA/French

 


Project PEACE _PSA/English

 

Project PEACE Tool kit (5 workbooks)