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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.

News

Legal Aid Ontario Releases Domestic Violence Strategy

Adapted from Legal Aid Ontario: http://beta.legalaid.on.ca/strategic/domestic-violence-strategy/   As part of its domestic violence strategy, Legal Aid Ontario has developed a three-year action plan, which you can read on our website. This blueprint comes after months of consultations with survivors, shelter workers, and other frontline legal and community service staff. During these consultations, Legal Aid Ontario received a lot of feedback on how we can enhance how we help domestic violence clients. The plan recognizes survivors are the experts of their […]

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Immigrant and Refugee Communities, Neighbours, Friends and Families (IRCNFF) Campaign

The Ontario Coalition of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) is working in partnership with IRCNFF to expand its reach by recruiting and training Peer Champions across Ontario. The Campaign’s goal is to raise awareness about the warning signs of violence against immigrant and refugee women, promote bystander intervention within immigrant and refugee communities across Ontario,  raise awareness about the unique barriers immigrant and refugees face when seeking support, and advocacy. A Peer Champion has been hired for the Brantford community and will hold […]

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BRAVE Stands United in Solidarity with Indigenous Communities: Official Statement of Support

  BRAVE stands united in solidarity with Indigenous communities and their decision to request a restructuring of the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Trans & Two-Spirit (MMIWGT2S). As a multi-sector, community-based coordinating committee that advocates for improvements in existing systems, we wholeheartedly support Indigenous communities across Turtle Island that are currently advocating to have their culture, traditions, and intersectional lenses represented throughout the MMIWGT2S Inquiry process. BRAVE will be joining Six Nations in honouring the spirits […]

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National Inquiry for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls : Six Nations Elected Council Press Release

Six Nations Elected Council has announced their support for the families of the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG), calling for the resignation of the current Commissioners and the re-establishment of the Inquiry Process. “The current inquiry is based on colonial values and processes. It must be built on the strengths and resiliencies of Indigenous culture, values, ceremonies, and medicines.” – Chief Ava Hill The Six Nations families of the MMIWG have asked that July 31st be an International Day of Ceremony […]

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BRAVE Participates in Local Pride Events

On June 17th BRAVE, along side The No More Project, participated in local pride events to show solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community. As part of BRAVE’s ongoing commitment to become more inclusive to the needs of the LGBTQ+ community with respect to sexual violence and domestic violence prevention and response work, information cards created in partnership with The Bridge Committee on intimate partner violence specific to LGBTQ+ relationships were distributed.  

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Events

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Take Back the Night

September 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Information & Awareness Session on Violence Against Immigrant & Refugee Communities

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Brantford Public Library, 173 Colborne Street
Brantford, ON N3T2G8
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Orange Shirt Day

September 30

A day to raise awareness about Canada's shameful history of the Residential School System, and to acknowledge and honour those who were lost to, and those affected by Residential Schools. For more information on Orange Shirt Day please visit http://www.orangeshirtday.org.   Please consider purchasing your Orange T-Shirt from Woodland Cultural Centre. All proceeds support the Save the Evidence Campaign.

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Moving Forward Together Survivor’s Gathering

September 30 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Woodland Cultural Centre, 184 Mohawk Street
Brantford, N3S 2X2
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The Woodland Cultural Centre invites survivors of the Residential School System from Six Nations, Northern Ontario, and Quebec for the first Annual Moving Forward Together Survivor's Gathering. A healing walk in support of survivors will take place down the walkway of Woodland Cultural Centre at 11:00am. Supporters are encouraged to write words of healing and encouragement to survivors along the walk way. Signs are also welcome.  

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Sisters In Spirit Vigils

October 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Brantford Native Housing, 318 Colborne Street East
Brantford, N3S 3M9
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October 4th Vigils are held in communities across Canada and internationally. It is a day to raise awareness, and for community members to support families and honour the memory of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG)    

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