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WomanACT: Woman Abuse Council of Toronto
Working in collaboration with community leaders, WomanACT coordinates Toronto's End Violence Against Women Week; an entire week of education, training, policy development and planning that consists of forums, panel discussions, keynote speakers, and cross-sectoral training. The audience includes front-line workers in the health, VAW, substance use, mental health and child protection services sectors in Toronto.
Registration Starts February 2017
Monday & Tuesday March 6 - March 7, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm: Supporting Survivors by Supporting Staff, 2-day Training
SSxSS is a 2-day, MCSS funded, training event for front-line workers in the Violence Against Women sector. Each day there are panel discussions, speaker presentations and interactive training workshops where sector experts discuss powerful and practical ideas on key issues facing this sector.
Wednesday March 8, 2017, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm: The CAS/VAW Advisory Committee's Annual Forum
Each year, this Forum is prepared and developed by members of the Children Aid Societies (CAS) and Violence Against Women (VAW) Advisory Committee in Toronto.
This Forum ensures that the VAW and CAS sectors continue to work together for:
increased networking, problem solving and service cohesion.
Wednesday March 8, 2017, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm: WomanACT's Soul of a Warrior Awards Gala
The WomanACT Soul of a Warrior Awards is presented to exceptional front-line workers in the Violence Against Women sector in the GTA. Recipients play an important role supporting women and children who have experienced violence. Roles vary from intake workers, counsellors, children’s advocates, family support workers, legal support workers and beyond. On any given day, these roles require thoughtfulness, compassion and dedication in order to provide the support and resources necessary.
Thursday March 9, 2017, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm: Transitional Housing Support Program Network
Working to inform systemic changes to benefit victims of violence.
Prepared and developed by members of the Transitional and Housing Support Program (“THSP”) Network. The day will explore opportunities to inform policy and procedures impacting victims of violence.
Friday March 10, 2017, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm: Make it our Business
Make it Our Business provides highly specialized education with a variety of options for employers to explore how they can take every precaution reasonable to meet their legislative requirements.
This comprehensive education session is highly interactive and uses case scenarios to engage participants in reflective and strategic discussions to better understand the dynamics of domestic violence, legislative responsibilities and to develop practical applications and custom solutions for their organization.