We’ve Moved

We are excited to tell you that we have officially moved into our new location.

WomenatthecentrE are now @ The Centre for Social Innovation, 215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 121, Toronto, Ontario.

WomenatthecentrE of Child Welfare

The Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS) is developing a Practice Guide, Policies and procedures and training material on how to ‘do things differently’ through understanding the connection between woman abuse and child protection. These will shape not only the way they deliver services, or the way their training is developed and delivered, but will influence the general attitudes of the staff working within Child Welfare, from management to the front-line workers.

On December 21st, WomenatthecentrE facilitated a focus group, bringing together women survivors from all over the province to help the OACAS get a better understanding of the complexities faced by women as they try to protect themselves and their children.

It was a great opportunity for us to raise the critical issues that they needed to know in order to make Child Welfare agencies more understanding and responsive to the real issues affecting us and our children, as we move our lives forward, free from violence.

They are moving forward with an awareness of the fact that they have three issues to address:

  1. how to protect at-risk children on the one hand, while
  2. working with the mothers & safety planning for women who are experiencing (have experienced) violence, and at the same time
  3. engaging abusive male partners and holding them accountable.

Thank you to all the amazing women who came forward and shared.

WomenatthecentrE Remembers

On the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, WomenatthecentrE held a gathering to honour the 14 women who were murdered 20 years ago. The theme of this year’s event was ‘Each Life Has Value’, in recognition of all women who lose their lives in gendered violence. Click here to view the thank you note.

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