Skip to main content

An organization serving Francophone women survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and harassment in Northeastern Ontario raises funds for survivors of the Spanish Indian Residential School in Spanish, Ontario.

The Victoria Center for Women is selling prints of the painting Community care by Indigenous artist Mishiikenh Kwe, with all proceeds going to the Spanish Residential School Legacy Association.

“The coin represents the importance of community, caring for others and taking care of yourself,” reads the organization’s website.

The charity has been hosting an event or activity to mark International Women’s Day for more than 25 years, according to Mireille Charlebois, assistant director of communications and technology at the Victoria Center for Women in Sudbury.

“We thought we were putting out a kind of call to action in our communities, so really encourage people to act in the direction of truth and reconciliation — put your money where your mouth is,” Charlebois said.

The organization sold nearly 100 prints in a week and a half as part of the fundraiser.

“We’ve actually sold prints in the Prairies, all the way to western BC and even a few copies in the United States, so we’re pretty impressed with that,” Charlebois said.

Prints are $40 each plus $5 shipping and handling and can be ordered through the Women’s Center Victoria website through March 31.