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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

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, […]

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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 […]

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Weaving Truth and Reconciliation into the Workplace

On March 3rd, BRAVE hosted a workshop lead by the Hamilton Community Legal Clinic for managers, board members, and agency decision makers from various community agencies in Brantford and Brant County. The workshop explored ways to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action into agency practice and procedures.  

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Enhancing Police Response to Sexual Violence

In February 2017 the Ontario Government provided funding for fifteen two-year pilot projects to enhance police response to sexual violence. The projects will also enhance police investigative practices with an overall goal of building stronger cases and improving justice system outcomes. Brantford Police Service is one of the fifteen two-year pilot projects partnering with the […]

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Friendship Walk

Earlier this year BRAVE sponsored and participated in the Friendship Walk, an event organized to express solidarity with the Muslim community and all other diverse communities, in response to the horrific event that took place at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City. The event gathered many from the Brantford, Brant County, and Six Nations […]

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Events

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Aboriginal Youth Workshop, Kanawayhitowin

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This two-day workshop addresses women abuse using the Medicine Wheel as a holistic healing framework. Youth ages 16-25 are encouraged to register.

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Kanawayhitowin, Day Two

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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. Orange shirt day is a day for communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation.  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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Sisters In Spirit Vigils

October 4

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 and two spirited (MMIWG2S).

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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 6
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