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Regional Dialogue Series
Regional Dialogue Series

A series of online sessions to facilitate collaboration between federally regulated employers, workers, and their unions, domestic violence experts, and service providers. Participants will be introduced to the new tools and make connections with people and organizations working to address domestic violence in their region.

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National Survey on Harassment and Violence at Work in Canada
Harassment Survey

Accepting Survey Responses until April 21st, 2021

The Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children at Western University is working with researchers at the University of Toronto and the Canadian Labour Congress to launch a national survey on workplace harassment and violence. Violence and harassment at work remains a major social problem in Canada. The survey will shed light on the prevalence of violence and harassment in our workplaces. It will look at how workers who are marginalized due to their social location and/or their precarious employment status are uniquely impacted. It will examine the links between sexual harassment and other forms of violence in the workplace.

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Domestic Homicides in Ontario: Lessons Learned from Tragedies
Domestic Homicides in Ontario: Lessons Learned from Tragedies webinar
This presentation outlines the often-repeated lessons learned from these tragedies that include the need for enhanced professional and public education to save lives. Domestic violence is everybody's business, and we need to find better ways to inform each other and work together.

Presenter: Dr. Peter Jaffe

Date: April 22, 2021
Time: 01:30 to 4:30 PM EDT

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Supporting the Health of Survivors of Family Violence in Family Law Proceedings Webinar: The Pandemic and Family Justice Unequal Outcomes and Lack of Access to Justice
Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021
Time: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EDT

Claire Houston, Assistant Professor at Faculty of Law, Western University

Rachel Birnbaum, Professor of Social Work, at King’s University College, Western University

Nicholas Bala, Professor at the Faculty of Law, Queen’s University

This webinar will share developing knowledge from a research project examining the reduction in access to Ontario’s family justice system due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Findings from a survey of over 100 family justice professionals in Ontario will highlight how the pandemic has affected families involved in the system. Certain groups including high conflict families, self-representing litigants, victims of intimate partner violence, children experiencing abuse and neglect, and families involved in the child welfare system have been disproportionately impacted by the reduction in family court access and related services since the onset of the pandemic. Innovative responses by family court and family justice professionals will be discussed, along with recommendations for how these practices can be modified or adopted to better serve families involved in the family justice system.

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Preventing Domestic Homicide Conference 2021
Preventing Domestic Homicide Conference 2021

An online conference focusing on the learnings from the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations - a research project funded by the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council of Canada.

May 11- 14, 2021 | 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. EST

This conference features lessons learned from a 6-year national research project on domestic homicides with a focus on Indigenous, Immigrant and refugee; Rural, remote and northern populations; and Children exposed to domestic violence.  Presenters include project researchers and community partners.  

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