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B.C. providing male survivors of abuse construction training opportunities

B.C. providing male survivors of abuse construction training opportunities

VICTORIA — The Government of British Columbia is providing $520,000 to Kinghaven Perdonville House Society to support training for job opportunities in the construction industry for male survivors of violence and abuse.

The funding will go towards Perdonville House’s The Purpose Project. Perdonville is in Abbotsford, B.C.

“Survivors of violence and abuse need and deserve specialized supports to secure good jobs. We’re creating safe spaces for people to gain the skills training and employment experience they need to get in-demand jobs,” said Sheila Malcolmson, minister of social development and poverty reduction, in a news release.

Up to 24 individuals will receive 11 weeks of training, four weeks of on-the-job experience and one week of follow up support through the funding. The funds will also provide as many as 10 weekly one-on-one trauma counselling sessions.

The second cohort for the program is set to start on May 29. Interested individuals are encouraged to contact their local WorkBC centre for more details.


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