Ontario Helping Survivors of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Access Affordable Housing

Survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking will now have access to a subsidy, or portable housing benefit, that will provide faster access to housing.

Posted:
December 06, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

December 18: Violence Against Older Women

When: Monday, December 18, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Thunder Bay 55+ Centre, meeting room, 700 River Street, Thunder Bay P7A 3S6

Some of the topics to be covered: What is elder abuse? Recognizing unhealthy relationships, what to do if you suspect abuse, supporting women whether they stay in abusive relationships or not.

Posted:
December 06, 2017
Article source:
Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre

How are women with disabilities affected by violence that is different from other women?

Family Service Toronto is developing training to help lawyers be more trauma-informed when working with women who have been abused including the experience of women with disabilities.

Posted:
December 04, 2017
Article source:
Legal Aid Ontario - Aide juridique Ontario

Ontario Taking Action to Support Women Who Experience Violence

The province is taking measures to protect older women from abuse as part of Ontario's Action Plan for Seniors. 

Posted:
November 27, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

New and Revised CLEO Publications - November 16, 2017

CLEO announces new or updated resources. All CLEO resources are provided free of charge. For a complete list of our publications, please visit www.cleo.on.ca.

Posted:
November 16, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

November 30: Addressing Sexual Violence Presentation, Thunder Bay

When: Thursday, November 30, 2017, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Where: Waverley Library Auditorium, 285 Red River Road, P7B 1A9

For more information or to reserve a seat: Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre, 184 Camelot Street, 807.345.7819; or nowcproject@tbaytel.net; or 807-345-7802

This is an opportunity for front-line workers and general community members to talk about how to address and end sexual violence.

Posted:
November 16, 2017
Article source:
Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre

Farooqi and Elghawaby: Nothing honourable about violence against women

Calling some abuse against women "honour-based" violence sensationalizes rather than describes the actions involved, says this opinion piece.

Posted:
November 15, 2017
Article source:
Ottawa Citizen

Paid time off for victims of domestic violence, province promises

Changes to provincial labour legislation will include five days, with salary, and another five unpaid.

Posted:
November 13, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

The Relationship Between Domestic Violence And Mass Shootings

National Public Radio (NPR) has an interview with gun policy expert Robert Spitzer about the pattern of domestic abuse among mass shooters.

Posted:
November 06, 2017
Article source:
NPR (National Public Radio)

Marital rape myths have no place in Canadian law

Since 1983, it has been a crime in Canada to sexually assault one's spouse, yet marital rape too often remains effectively decriminalized, as shown in a recent Ontario decision, say these authors.

Posted:
October 30, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail