News in Abuse and Family Violence
WomanACT is recruiting volunteers to join the Woman Voices 4 Action Committee.
The Canadian Centre for Elder Law marked World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15 by publishing a discussion paper entitled "Moving From Scrutiny to Strategy: An Analysis of Key Canadian Elder Abuse and Neglect Cases."
A news release from the Ontario government and a Globe and Mail article feature the launch of the Integrated Domestic Violence Court, which will serve people who are dealing with family court issues as well as criminal charges related to domestic abuse.
The Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic is receiving additional support from the Ontario government, improving access to legal services for more women who are victims of abuse to help them break the cycle of family violence.
FCJ Refugee Centre is asking settlement and frontline workers to complete a survey related to family violence within refugee and immigrant communities and how refugee and immigration legislation affect services offered to survivors of family violence.
Every May since 1988, women's organizations and communities across Ontario recognize Sexual Assault Prevention Month. This is the time when we raise public awareness of the serious issue of sexual violence against women and girls and take action to prevent sexual assault.
The Ontario government has announced that male survivors of sexual abuse will have access to an integrated, province-wide network of services and support that will help them through the difficult process of recovery.
Date June 15, 2011
Time Program, 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Reception, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where 89 Chestnut Conference Centre, 89 Chestnut Street, Toronto
The International Federation on Ageing and Ryerson University, in collaboration with the Ontario Seniors' Secretariat, and the Ontario Women's Directorate, are presenting this one-day forum and invite governments of Canada, service providers, practitioners, professionals, and those dealing in elder protection to hear from a number of internationally respected experts in the field.
NICE (National Initiative for Care of the Elderly) is seeking participants for a prevalence study on elder abuse in Canada.
Election 2011 - Victims of Gun Violence and Domestic Violence Experts Ask Canadians to Remember the Costs of Gun Violence During This Election
A Canadian group of victims of gun violence and domestic violence experts today held a news conference in Toronto to remind Canadians as they vote on May 2 to consider the costs of gun violence and to remember that controls on all guns are critical to public safety.