Funding announced for Nova Scotia Native Women's Association

Government funding of $205,700 has been announced for the Nova Scotia Native Women's Association.

The non-profit organization has 16 chapters in the province, representing 8,000 women, and advocates on matters of importance to Indigenous women and girls.

It provides support and resources for Indigenous women, and develops programs and initiatives to improve social, educational, health, and employment opportunities in collaboration with all levels of government.

Association president Lorraine Whitman says this investment will result in increased supports and programming for women and families, helping them to thrive and prosper.

The association has also received funding through Standing Together, a provincial plan to prevent domestic violence.

The funding was announced Wednesday at an event at Glooscap First Nation.