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This site represents the collaborative efforts of several different social service organizations in Brantford, Brant County, and Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. As members of the BRAVE Committee, these agencies are dedicated to coordinating the community’s response to  gendered violence, domestic violence and sexual violence. This is achieved through advocacy for improvements in existing systems, prevention and intervention initiatives, increased accountability in service delivery, the promotion of education and training amongst agencies, and to ensure that established protocols are followed.

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Supporting Sexual Violence Survivors: Infographic

Did you know? Sexual assault cases are not always resolved through the criminal justice system. While it is important that survivors of sexual violence have access to the legal system, they may also need other kinds of supports.   What does support mean to survivors of sexual violence?  Read here or see attached Please share widely! Find your local sexual assault centre: www.sexualassaultsupport.ca/support.

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Ontario Sexual Assault Centres: Our Impact

A Justice Canada study examined the economic cost of violent crime and found that the largest single cost — $4.8 billion in one year – was attributed to sexual assault and other sexual offences.   Sexual assault centres aim to reduce this burden on survivors and their support people. Centres provide free counselling, information and support for survivors of sexual violence in communities across Ontario. The Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres includes 29 community-based sexual assault centres:   In […]

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OPEN LETTER URGES PRIME MINISTER TO MAKE GOOD ON HIS COMMITMENT TO THE RIGHT TO HOUSING

OPEN LETTER URGES PRIME MINISTER TO MAKE GOOD ON HIS COMMITMENT TO THE RIGHT TO HOUSING FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OPEN LETTER URGES PRIME MINISTER TO MAKE GOOD ON HIS COMMITMENT TO THE RIGHT TO HOUSING OTTAWA (August 14, 2018) – At a press conference in Ottawa today advocates released an open letter to Prime Minister Trudeau signed by over 170 organizations and prominent Canadians urging the Prime Minister to make good on his commitment to the right to housing by […]

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Canadian Mental Health Association: Free Provincial Program Now Available to Help Manage Depression and Anxiety

Canadian Mental Health Association: Free Provincial Program Now Available to Help Manage Depression and Anxiety For Immediate Release – July 27, 2018 Are you a new mom? Just starting post-secondary school? Recovering from drug or alcohol addiction? Recently lost your job? Going through a divorce? Dealing with chronic pain or a chronic illness? Suffering from the loss of a loved one? This list goes on and on of the types of situations people find themselves in that can lead to […]

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Ontario Launches New Strategy to End Gender-Based Violence

Adapted from https://news.ontario.ca/owd/en/2018/03/ontario-launches-new-strategy-to-end-gender-based-violence.html Following the launch of It’s Never Okay: An Action Plan to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment three years ago, on March 1st 2018 Ontario launched It’s Never Okay: Ontario’s Gender-Based Violence Strategy as the next big step towards ending gender-based violence in all its forms. With a focus on both domestic violence and sexual violence, the strategy will target four key action areas: Improving services and supports for survivors of and those at risk of experiencing gender-based violence […]

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We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Ministry of Community and Social Services and the Ontario Women's Directorate