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Reframing inaccessibility as structural violence in the lives of mothers with disabilities
Upcoming webinar: Reframing inaccessibility as structural violence in the lives of mothers with disabilities
Melanie is currently the Accessibility Specialist for the City of London and a PhD Candidate in the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Western University. She will be presenting the findings of her Photovoice research project, located in London, Ontario. The project examines the experiences of mothers with disabilities with employment engagement.
Join us Tuesday, January 26 from 1:00-2:00 pm EST

Looking Within: Anti-Black Racism and the Gender-Based Violence Sector in Canada
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The Learning Network invites you to the Virtual Forum, Looking Within: Anti-Black Racism and the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Sector in  Canada. This Forum brings together the voices and insights of Black activists, advocates, academics, artists, and service providers from across Canada for a series of dialogues about complicity and accountability in the GBV sector on issues of anti-Black racism.   
 
Through a series of virtual panel discussions, participants will be invited to “look within” the systems, organizational practices, and ideologies they take part in.  Each session explores various dimensions of anti-Black racism, with discussions aimed at informing transformative, strengths-based, practical changes within the GBV sector.


From Trauma Recovery to Trauma Resilience: a 'blue/pinkprint' for trauma with sexual/gender minorities
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The purpose of this webinar is to share insights and experiences about a unique, (psychoeducational) trauma recovery skills group for sexual/gender minorities, as well, develop a ‘community of practice’ that attends to trauma while recognizing the distinct and unique relationship that sex and gender play in our trauma processes and responses. 

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From Trauma Recovery to Trauma Resilience: a 'blue/pinkprint' for trauma with sexual/gender minorities webinar

Bridging the Gap between the needs of survivors of family violence and the realities of family court
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Webinar
Bridging the Gap between the needs of survivors of family violence and the realities of family court 
 
This project is funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada and is designed to address the unique need of survivors of family violence within the family justice system. Canada’s research centres on violence against women will initiate, host and support a Community of Practice (CoP) comprised of family violence experts, survivors, family lawyers, researchers, mental health, and social service professionals.


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 daily

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

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.

Click here to view more information about the National Survey on Harassment and Violence at Work in Canada