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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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Acknowledgement

It is important to acknowledge that the land we live and work on is First Nations’ territory. The City of Brantford and surrounding area lies on the lands of Anishinaabe, the Haudenosaunee and the Neutral. Respect is also offered to our neighbouring Indigenous nations, including the Metis, Cree and Inuit, among many others throughout Turtle Island. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work in this community, on this territory. The intent in acknowledging this territory is to recognize the myriad ways that our communities have been, and continue to be, implicated in processes of colonization and the ongoing impacts of colonization on Indigenous peoples, but we also need to do more than provide land acknowledgements. The Truth and Reconcilation Commission of Canada reminds us that reconciliation is an ongoing individual and collective process that requires commitment from all member agencies and people in our communities. We are all treaty members, and should strive to act in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples and center their voices.

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