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International Perspectives on Post Separation Violence

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International Perspectives on Post Separation Violence

FemAnVi invites you to the conference International Perspectives on Post-Separation Violence, which will take place on April 11th and 12th, 2017 at the University of Ottawa.

It follows ExpViolence, a previous conference where post-separation violence has been identified as a priority issue. Speakers provide from research and practice arenas from Canada, United States and Europe.

This bilingual* conference will address the issues and challenges as well as innovative practices in this field.


Service Provider Training for Technology Safety Planning in Intimate Partner Violence

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Technology Safety Planning in Intimate Partner Violence

OCTEVAW in partnership with the Ottawa Police Service and Magentix are pleased to host a training with Rhiannon Wong, the Children and Youth Services Coordinator at BC Society of Transition Houses on Thursday April 6th, 2017. 

Register now at Eventbrite to reserve your spot today!



Ontario's Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 On Hold

ONCA still on hold

There are no changes to the update we issued in October 2015. Ontario’s Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 (ONCA) will not take effect for at least two years. The government has promised to give at least 24 months notice to the nonprofit sector before the ONCA takes effect.

Most organizations should not make changes to comply with the ONCA yet, as

OAITH New Online Features in 2016

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Updated Training Portal and Learning Management System

  • Join a community of 1,500 learners from across Ontario to gain access to online courses, videos and webinars on topics related to gender-based violence
  • Access courses on a wide-range of topics focused on competency-based learning
  • Earn badges of completion as you learn and gain new skills

New Online Library Database

  • Access Resources including documents and videos in one location on a…

The Window Project Wins AToMiC Engagement Award

In December, 2015, OAITH and Yellow Brick House launched “The Window Project,” which portrayed a look at domestic abuse during the holidays in a window display. 

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Exploring The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence: Opportunities for VAW System Navigation

Through funding from the Ontario Women's Directorate, the Ontario Association of Interval & Transition House, the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres and the Violence Against Women Learning Network came together to address the intersections of domestic violence and sexual violence in Ontario.

To learn more and to access the full report including recommendations on opportunities for system navigation click here.

Courses in the OAITH Training Portal

OAITH offers the following courses through our training portal. You can access courses and videos on your own schedule and complete them at your own pace.

  • Risk Assessment and Safety Planning
  • Technology and Safety Planning
  • Harm Reduction for VAW Counsellors and Advocates
  • Including Survivors - a model for ensuring survivors' voices are integrated into VAW work
  • Key Issues for VAW workers - includes videos on a series of topics, from case studies in shelters to Criminalization of Aboriginal Women, Understanding Violence for Transgender Women, and Mental Health Issues.

Coming soon....

  • Webinar recording "Sex Work and Harm Reduction" by Jean McDonald of Maggie's
  • Webinar…

1990-2015: 25 Year's of Femicide in Ontario

Through a partnership between OAITH and University of Guelph Sociology Students, 25 Years of Femicide has been reviewed. Please read the full report here. The content of this report focuses specifically on the number of women and children murdered as a result of Intimate Partner Violence.  

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