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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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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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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women: BRAVE Community Event

November and December are important months for raising awareness of gender-based violence around the world.  December 6th National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women marks the anniversary of 14 young women who lost their lives at l’Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, simply because they were women. The BRAVE Committee invites you to join in a Candlelight Vigil and Knowledge Exchange in solidarity with those who have been affected by gender-based violence. This event also coincides with The 16 […]

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Paid time off for survivors of domestic and sexual violence

On November 10th, 2017 the Toronto Star reported that survivors of domestic or sexual violence will soon be able to access 5 days of paid leave and an additional 15 weeks of unpaid leave. This outcome is a direct result of the momentum created by the Domestic and Sexual Violence Workplace Leave, Accommodation and Training Act, along with the efforts of many advocates across Ontario.   “This amendment is the direct result of what we heard from advocates during the […]

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Workshops in partnership with Six Nations Corrections: Yohá:te ne kahsén:na (The Road to Your Name)

September 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on September 28, 2018 at 5:00pm

Grand River Employment and Training, P.O Box 69 16 Sunrise Court
Ohsweken,, ON N0A 1M0 Canada
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Workshops in partnership with Six Nations Corrections: Yohá:te ne kahsén:na (The Road to Your Name) Workshops in partnership with Six Nations Corrections: Yohá:te ne kahsén:na (The Road to Your Name)   Workshops in partnership with Six Nations Corrections to learn cultural knowledge designed for YOUTH in the justice system. Location: GREAT Building, Classroom 102 16 Sunrise Court, Ohsweken 12 Noon- 4:00pm LUNCH PROVIDED Dates: Tuesday August 28, 2018 - Topic: Street Survival (This workshop will be held at Dajoh) Thursday…

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Making –Building Community by Making Things Together

October 3 @ 8:00 am - October 5 @ 5:00 pm
Best Western, 19 Holiday Dr
Brantford, ON N3R 7J4 Canada
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$25 - $100

Making –Building Community by Making Things Together   About Making –Building Community by Making Things Together   You are invited to attend  “Making –Building Community by Making Things Together” – a symposium to learn about building community based on our strengths on October 3rd , 4th and 5th   in Brantford Ontario .   We will be hosting international and local experts to help us to learn about community and inspire new connections to great things here in Brant.  Join us for…

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UsNow: A Sexual Health Conference for Women of Color

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Perkins Centre, 1429 Main Street East
Hamilton, ON L8K 2C2 Canada
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$45

UsNow: A Sexual Health Conference for Women of Color   Queens Connected Presents: UsNow: A Sexual Health Conference for Women of Color About The Event UsNow is a one day conference where women of color (18+) can discuss and learn about matters related to sexual health and sexuality. There will be four main sessions during the day on the following topics: sexual health 101, sexual safety and consent, sexual empowerment and a discussion on gender. Guest speakers are women of…

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K.A.T.C.H. “Kids and the changing home”

November 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Dalhousie Place, 82 Charlotte Street
Brantford, ON N3T 2X1 Canada
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K.A.T.C.H. "Kids and the changing home":   A FREE SIX WEEK PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN LIVING WITH SEPARATION & DIVORCE ​ To provide a safe, and child-focused setting for children utilizing a Recreational Therapy approach to learn coping skills while dealing with conflict in separation and divorce. In separated families, the children often experience emotions such as fear, sadness, guilt and anxiety. This group will provide coping skills and information around families and feelings. To provide a safe, and child-focused setting for…

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Native Women’s Centre: 3rd Annual Gala

November 14 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Carmen’s Banquet Centre, 1520 Stone Church Rd
Hamilton, ON L8W 3P9 Canada
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$175

Native Women's Centre: 3rd Annual Gala Native Women's Centre: 3rd Annual Gala Event Details: Silent Auction Date: Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 Location: Carmen's Banquet Centre 1520 Stone Church Rd, Hamilton, Ontario L8W 3P9 Cost: $175 per ticket OR $1280 for a Table of 8 Deadline to purchase tickets is November 7th, 2018 Time: Door's open at 5:30pm and Dinner from: 6-9pm Theme: A Murder Mystery Dinner Contact: (905)-664-1114   * Sponsorship's available

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