News in Abuse and Family Violence
Date May 5, 2011
Time 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where MacDonald Block, Queen's Park, 77 Wellesley St., Toronto
This is a day-long forum looking at solutions to issues of family violence in South Asian communities.
Battered women have won an important legal victory after Nova Scotiaâ€™s highest court concluded a woman "living in a state of terror" was understandably driven to try to arrange for her abusive husband's murder.
This summer, the Ontario Court of Justice will be launching a specialized court to hear criminal and family cases where domestic violence is the underlying issue.
A new support program will soon be available across Ontario aimed at helping victims of domestic violence through the difficult process of separation or divorce.
Legal Aid Ontario has partnered with Mosaic Counselling and Family Services in Kitchener to help victims of domestic violence. The collaboration is part of LAO's strategy to increase client access points and provide timely and effective service to low-income Ontarians.
April 4: Register today for CLEONet's webinar on Sponsorship Breakdown and Domestic Violence: Identifying the Problem
Date April 4, 2011
Time 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
This webinar gives community service providers information on spousal sponsorship and how abused women can acquire legal status in Canada.
April 5: Register today for CLEONet's webinar on Sponsorship Breakdown and Domestic Violence: Preventing Deportation
Date April 5, 2011
Time 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
This webinar gives community providers information on assessing client safety and getting legal help to stay in Canada.
The Ontario government has announced that it will spend $15 million over four years in an effort to prevent sexual violence and improve support for survivors of sexual assault.
Federal Government Invests in Community Project to Help End Violence Against Aboriginal Women and Girls
The Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) is receiving $1,890,844 over three years from Status of Women Canada for a project aimed at helping communities understand, prevent, and respond to violence against Aboriginal women and girls.
In her Toronto Star column, Rosie DeManno discusses the situation in Ontario in which child welfare authorities have immense powers yet are accountable to no one.