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Neighbours, Friends and Families Immigrant and Refugee Communities Campaign 2017-2019


The Ministry of the Status of Women is releasing a call for Letters of Intent for the Neighbours, Friends and Families Immigrant and Refugee Communities Campaign.

Neighbours, Friends and Families (NFF) is the Ontario government’s key domestic violence public education campaign. It educates the public on how to recognize the signs of woman abuse and what they can do to help a woman at risk of domestic abuse.

The English language campaign was launched in 2006 as a component of the government’s Domestic Violence Action Plan and in direct response to recommendations of the Chief Coroner’s Domestic Violence Death Review Committee. The campaign expanded to include the Francophone and Indigenous adaptations (Voisin-es, ami-es et families and Kanawayhitowin – Taking Care of Each Other’s Spirit), a workplace-based campaign and the Immigrant and Refugee Communities campaign.

The NFF Immigrant and Refugee Communities Campaign was launched in 2010 to include local/regional projects ‘by and for’ immigrant and refugee communities to engage communities in meaningful dialogue and action on issues of violence against women and help change norms and attitudes regarding woman abuse and encourage healthy relationships.

The campaign’s long-term objective is for all adults in Ontario to recognize the signs and risk factors of woman abuse and be prepared to offer support, and as a result, reduce violence against women in all communities in Ontario.

Please review the Program Guidelines for further details.


The Letters of Intent have been assessed, and only those selected have been invited to submit a full application.

Eligibility Requirements

Only those selected to submit a full application are eligible to apply.

Program Guidelines

Please review the Program Guidelines and Application Instructions before completing the application.


All questions concerning this grant can be sent to: Jodie.McConnell@Ontario.ca.

Last updated: October 17, 2018