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News

Introducing The Amourgynoir Code ✊🏾🤎

Learn about our new initiative here: theamourgynoircode.org

InterviewsNews

More people need to talk about brain injuries from intimate partner violence, say advocates

Our Executive Director Nneka discusses the correlation between brain injuries and IPV with CBC.

Nneka MacGregor, a co-founder and executive director for Women’s Centre for Social Justice, started the non-profit when she found there weren’t enough resources for women survivors of gender-based violence, including herself.

She said intimate partner violence remains hidden behind closed residential doors and seen as a “private matter between the couple,” she said. “Trying to raise awareness about the lived experiences of survivors navigating intimate partner violence, it’s a huge challenge, because many in society don’t want to think about it, they don’t want to talk about it,” MacGregor told Shauna Powers, host of CBC’s Saskatchewan Weekend..

Read the Article on CBC

 

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Orange Shirt Day – Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Today is September 30th and we are supporting Orange Shirt Day by actively working to disrupt systems that affect the next seven generations. All Native American Nations are calling on the Pope to rescind the Doctrine of Discovery, as it was used to justify colonizing Indigenous lands. We ask that you donate to a IRS Society to support ongoing searches and survivors. In addition, we also ask that you stay engaged in decolonization efforts with Indigenous Peoples and the land we share today and everyday.

Below is a list of references to educate yourself & get involved!

Assembly of First Nations – Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery

Indian Residential School Survivors Society

Indigenous Watchdog

Calls to Action Accountability: A Status Update on Reconciliation

Christopher Columbus and the Doctrine of Discovery – 5 Things to Know

Warrior Life by Pam Palmater

Initiatives

Introducing Embedding Resilience & Grounding Resistance

We are honoured to introduce you to 𝙀𝙢𝙗𝙚𝙙𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙍𝙚𝙨𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙂𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙍𝙚𝙨𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 – a new project from WomenatthecentrE!

This 37-month project is an anti-human (labour & sex) trafficking initiative. Survivors working on this project will engage in a wide range of activities including an incredibly unique “train-the-trainer” program for front line workers, hotel staff, media specialists, law enforcement, and other agencies.

Stay tuned for more updates on our activities, achievements & next steps!

InterviewsNews

‘Shadow pandemic’: Advocates worry lockdowns have fuelled surge in partner violence

Our Executive Director Nneka discusses the increase in intimate partner violence with lockdown measures with CTV News.

The pandemic also sparked an enormous rise in calls to support groups. Women At the Centre, a Toronto-based group founded by Nneka MacGregor, reported a 9,000% increase in calls for help by the end of December 2021.
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Read the Article on CTV News

 

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For Some, Staying Home is not Staying Safe

Over the past two weeks, I have been receiving calls from survivors, in fear of how the COVID-19 will inevitably lead to frustration in their partners, which in turn will inevitably lead to an escalation in violence directed towards her and or the children. (more…)

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IPV Pilot Study

Dear Members,

Please consider taking approximately 10 minutes to help with our research:

https://humber.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_02kcNfg0YpynqAJ?Source_of_Survey_Cmpletion=email

A recent Canadian study by the University of Western Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children and the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) surveyed 8,429 people across Canada asking about their experiences of domestic violence. The survey found that 81.6% of people experiencing Intimate Partner Abuse chose to tell a co-worker about it (Wathen, 2014).

We hope to create workplaces that are more supportive to people who are experiencing Intimate Partner Violence.

The first step is understanding what workplace supports are currently available. Please help by taking 10 minutes of your time to complete the survey on the attached link by November 21, 2017.

Please forward this survey on to anyone in your network who may be interested in assisting with this important research.

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A call to our members

  HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED SERVICE FROM

           CHILDREN’S AID AND ADULT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AT THE SAME TIME?

         If so, we are inviting you provide us with some feedback…

 

Dear WomenatthecentrE Members,

Dr. Robin Mason and Dr. Janice Du Mont of Women’s College Hospital have received funding from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services to explore improving collaboration between Children’s Aid Societies (CAS) and adult mental health services. In an effort to better understand the current state of collaboration, a survey has been developed to collect and document the opinions and experiences of women survivors of domestic violence who have also received services from a CAS and adult mental health service providers over the same period of time. This survey is being made available to women across Ontario such as yourself (and potentially beyond) through WomenatthecentrE’s website and listserv.

The purpose of this survey is to help us determine how CAS workers and adult mental health service providers communicate (or not) when working with women experiencing abuse and in turn, inform recommendations for improved collaboration. Specifically, your responses will be first anonymized (meaning anything that could identify you will be removed), then presented at a meeting of experts and workers from groups that provide service to women and children experiencing mental health issues, substance abuse issues and/or domestic violence (to be held this November 2016). Any quotes included in the final report for the Ministry or any other publications will also be made anonymous.

The survey takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. Completion of the survey is completely voluntary and no one will ask you for your name nor will anything you say ever be associated with you when we talk about this study. If we ever do use a quote, we will ensure you cannot be identified. By clicking the link on the following page, you are consenting to participate in this survey. You are however, free at any time to opt out of answering a question, or the entire survey.

Your decision to take part or not take part in this survey will not affect your relationship with WomenatthecentrE and please note that no one will know if you participated or not. Should you chose to participate, your insights and experiences will help us make informed recommendations for improved service provision for women and children experiencing mental health issues, substance abuse issues and/or domestic violence.

If you have any questions, please contact Maeve Paterson, the study coordinator at:

416-323-6400 ext. 5140 or Maeve.Paterson@wchospital.ca

We thank you for considering participating in advance and ask you to submit your surveys

by September 23, 2016. Please note that two reminder e-mails will be sent to you over the next two weeks inviting you to complete this survey.

To complete the survey, please click on the link below, or cut and paste the URL in your browser:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9MTBV5R

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