Jane Paul Indigenous Resource Centre
Director, Jane Paul Indigenous Resource Centre, Karen Bernard
We are rebuilding!
The Jane Paul Indigenous Women’s Resource Centre opened its doors in December 2015, under the name Mi’kmaw Women’s Resource Centre in Sydney, Nova Scotia. The JPC is a not for profit organization providing a variety of supports and services to Indigenous women who found themselves living in Sydney, off reserve and away from community resources, many of whom found themselves in high-risk situations experiencing violence, homelessness, poverty, addiction, mental health struggles, involvement with different agencies, disruption of family life, and/or experiencing involvement with the criminal justice system.
On June 1, 2020 Karen Bernard was hired as the Director for the Jane Paul Indigenous Women’s Resource Centre and is currently in the process of re-opening the centre with a new outlook of having a few extra staff available to support the clientele that will be accessing the centre. We now have adequate office furniture available for the new staff to work from with opening date approximately around the middle to end of July. We are working to build capacity to move toward prevention and not only sexual violence or human trafficking, by means of supporting initiatives that are brought forward by clients, community or service providers, while creating programming activities for the women and 2SLGBTAAIA people in the community.