Coalition announces new programs

The Boundary Women’s Coalition announces the addition of two new programs; Stopping the Violence Counselling Program and Outreach Services.

Ciel Sander (left) and Chantal Banman at their information table during Greenwood’s recent Founder’s Day celebration.

Ciel Sander (left) and Chantal Banman at their information table during Greenwood’s recent Founder’s Day celebration.

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Ciel Sander is the new Stopping the Violence Counsellor in this area. She provides a safe and confidential place to talk for women who have experienced an abusive or controlling relationship, stalking, dating violence, sexual violence and domestic violence. Ciel has a Master’s degree in Social Work. She has a background in social work health services and addiction and mental health counselling including domestic violence. She will have an office in Grand Forks and Rock Creek.

Chantal Banman is the Outreach Worker for the Boundary Women’s Coalition. Chantal has a background in law and has training and experience navigating the court system with the introduction of the new Family Law Act that took effect in March of this year. Chantal provides women who have experienced violence or are at risk of violence, with confidential support, advocacy, and transportation. If you are considering starting an Application in Family Court or would like to talk to someone about your family legal matter, Chantal can set up a time to sit down with you and discuss your options.

These programs provide services to the entire Boundary Region in a manner that reflects the needs of the women and communities in the Boundary including Christina Lake, Grand forks, Greenwood, Midway, Beaverdell, Westbridge, Bridesville, and Carmi.

To access the Stopping the Violence Counselling Program and Outreach Services or for more information, phone 250-442-3131.