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REPORTING · 29th October 2012
Walter McFarlane
Cheryl Rumley from the Tamitik Status of Women came to Council on Monday, October 15th seeking a letter of support for a proposal to the Federal Government for a project entitled: When Domestic Violence Intrudes upon the Workplace.

“It’s really a continuation of a project [we did] three years ago where we received Provincial Funding and it was entitled Renewing Resources. At that time, we were developing programming and training for health and safety committees so this is now an opportunity as a result of a provincial domestic violence death review recommendation to provide training,” said Rumley.

In a letter to Council, Rumley explains the goal of the proposal is to engage and provide training for employers in mining, energy, oil and gas in regards to preventing and responding to domestic violence against women and critical incident debriefing.

They will be partnering with other Anti Violence organizations such as EVA BC and Domestic Peace.

Councillor Corinne Scott made a motion to write a letter of support for the proposal. Councillor Mario Feldhoff hoped the District of Kitimat would become the Guinea Pig for this training. Their letter would encourage other organizations to take on the training and he wanted to see what the training entails.

Feldhoff proposed an amendment but it did not get any support. The motion was called and carried. Feldhoff promised no further motions.