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MPs visit Seneca

Pictured in the front row (from left to right) are MPs Costas Menegakis and Joe Daniel with Lorris Herenda, Executive Director of Yellow Brick House.

On Tuesday, MPs Costas Menegakis (Richmond Hill) and Joe Daniel (Don Valley East) visited the College to learn more about “Engaging Young People to Prevent Violence Against Women on Post Secondary campuses,” a joint project between Seneca and Yellow Brick House, which received a $200,000 grant from the Status of Women Canada.

The MPs met with staff from Yellow Brick House as well as members of the project advisory committee from Seneca.

The project, spanning each of Seneca's five main campuses, is engaging a committee of students and campus community stakeholders to work together with Yellow Brick House to identify issues of violence affecting women on campus. Throughout this process, students will expand their understanding of these issues and help to prevent and reduce gender-based violence in their campus community.

Employee and student volunteers are still needed to assist with the project. If you are interested, please contact Ingrid Ali.

Yellow Brick House is a nonprofit organization that provides emergency shelter, counselling and supportive services to abused women and their children in York Region.