National advocacy group says government needs to listen before spending aid money

A national women’s advocacy group is pushing federal and provincial governments to listen to women on how aid money to protect those in dangerous situations should be spent.

Ottawa announced a $207 million aid package aimed at helping women who are in dangerous domestic living arrangements.

The Women’s National Housing and Homeless Network hopes before politicians and bureaucrats spend the money, will listen to those who need it the most.

Allana is a graduate of the Indigenous Studies program at Trent University and the new media journalism program at Sheridan College. She worked at Sudbury.com and TVO before coming to APTN National News where she now covers Indigenous stories in Southern Ontario as a video journalist. McDougall is a member of Hiawatha First Nation.