The War At Home

The war at home graphicIn Canada, a woman is murdered by her intimate partner once every six days. In Canada’s last decade, more women were killed by their partner than soldiers killed in Afghanistan.

These two statistics are in the new documentary, The War At Home. The stories of women like Cristin Hepting and Lani Elliott, who know the fear of not feeling safe inside their own home, are told in the doc. Unfortunately, their friend, Celeste Yawney, did not have the opportunity to tell her tale — her boyfriend was charged for her murder last year. Continue reading

REDress Project Thurs Feb 11

REd DressesThe Aboriginal Resource Center at Georgian College Orillia is excited to host Jaime Black’s REDress Project Event on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11/16.

The event begins at 1:00 in the Theatre with a Talk followed by a Tour of the REDress Exhibition; gathering later in the Aboriginal Resource Center for a friendly Meet & Greet the Artist, snacks and refreshments.

A Coffee House Fundraiser is  planned from 7 – 9 pm in the Cafeteria featuring local Aboriginal musicians and friends. Come out and join us. This is a drug and alcohol free event. Donations greatly appreciated.

Chi Miigwetch, Dawn Ireland-Noganosh, Aboriginal Student Advisor,   Aboriginal Resource Center   Georgian College, Orillia.
Download The Poster Here

Consent Comes First

Consent Comes First ImageIf you or someone you know is heading off to College or University, you’ll be interested in Ryerson University’s new video called  “Consent Comes First”.  The video is part of a campaign to address sexual violence on campus.

The video tackes what consent is, how to intervene when fellow-students are in trouble, and where they can go for support or assistance or to report an incident.      Watch it here

Join the Conversation on Violence Against Women

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Prevalence and severity of violence against women and children has been well documented in Canada.  For over 30 years the Ontario Association of Interval & Transition Houses, our Members and community allies, such as Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres and more recently, Building A Bigger Wave, have been working to address violence against women, and support survivors in local communities.  We have seen violence permeate our streets, homes, workplaces, communities and institutions with tremendous social and economic impacts.  Here are the Canadian statistics that outline how violence is experienced by women and girls

Talking to Teens About Relationships, Sex, and Consent

Know More GraphicAvailable for free online, kNOw More is a practical how-to for parents and guardians on talking to their children about sex, relationships and consent. Published by the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women, the guide offers advice on integrating consent education into everyday conversation, helping young people develop healthy relationships and helping them navigate sexual activity on and offline.  Download the guide

It’s Never Okay!

Premiere Kathleen Wynne releases action plan to stop sexual violence and harassment

March 2015:

In the introduction, the Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues, Tracey MacCharles, writes: “Through our Action Plan, we will challenge myths and improve supports for survivors. We will educate and inform a new generation of boys and girls, and reach out to diverse populations. We will be bold, activist and forward-looking in our attempts to stop sexual assault and harassment before it starts.”

Read and Download the full report