News in Abuse and Family Violence
Date March 30, 2011
Time 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
This is a one-day skills development training being offered to staff of Ministry of Community and Social Service-funded Violence against Women programs and active Committee members of WomanACT.
Launched: SWAVE online community dedicated to issues of violence against newcomer, immigrant, and refugee women
SWAVE - Settlement Workers Against Violence Everywhere - is OCASI's online community dedicated to issues of violence against newcomer, immigrant and refugee women.
The 2009 General Social Survey from Statistics Canada found that self-reported spousal violence remained stable from 2004, when the survey was last conducted. Similar to 2004, 6% of Canadians with a current or former spouse reported being physically or sexually victimized by their spouse in the 5 years preceding the survey.
Date January 27, 2011
Time 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Where 215 Spadina Avenue, 4th Floor Innovation Lab (north of Queen St.)
This is an information session about Building Bridges Across Barriers, which is training on violence against women, community development, and anti-oppression.
Date January 31, 2011
Time 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Where Ryerson University, Toronto
The focus of these discussions will be what the experiences of women living with a variety of disabilities who have experienced violence and abuse in their life have been like when they tried to get help.
At a House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women hearing in Winnipeg, some aboriginal women said handing out stiffer sentences to men convicted of family violence charges only escalates the cycle of abuse.
Date March 22, 2011 to March 25, 2011
Where Delta Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
The focus of the Canadian Domestic Violence Conference 2 is on helpful conversations with those who perpetrate abuse, those who are abused, or those who have both abused and are abused in the same relationship.
The provincial government has announced that it will help the Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration launch its new Family Violence Early Intervention Program.
Date December 9, 2010
Time 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Where Robertson Building, Alterna Savings Room, 4th floor, 215 Spadina Avenue Toronto
Meet the project leaders and learn more about the projects that aimed to build community capacity to address violence against women, the first of its kind in Canada and North America.
Canadian authorities looking to deport illegal immigrants will be prohibited from raiding shelters and locations where women are treated for abuse.