Supporting Those Experiencing Gender-Based Violence – Capacity Building Workshop Series for Frontline Staff 2019-2020

The Women Against Violence (WAV) Action Group of the Toronto West Local Immigration Partnership (TWLIP) delivered a series of six (6) capacity building workshops for service providers working with vulnerable clients. The Action Group’s goal is to promote the message that Gender-Based Violence is everyone’s issue to address, and support local community organizations to enhance their knowledge and build their capacity to assist victims of gender based violence.

The six half-day workshops were delivered in two (2) parts. Part 1 took place from Sept – Nov 2019 and Part 2 were delivered from Dec 2019 – Mar 2020. Certification were provided to participants who completed three (3) or more workshops.

Click on the workshop presenters below to see workshop materials:


1. Human Trafficking

( Wednesday, September 4th 2019)

Presentation by Covenant House Human Trafficking City of Toronto

September 4th 2019

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Rexdale Community Hub

(21 Panorama Court, Toronto ON)


2. Finding Legal Help and Navigating the Justice System

(Thursday, October 10th 2019)

Presentation by METRAC

October 10th 2019

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Rexdale Community Hub

(21 Panorama Court, Toronto ON)


3. Gender-Based Violence and How it Impacts Mental Health

(Thursday, November 14th 2019)

Presented by Women’s Health in Women’s Hand

November 14th 2019

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Rexdale Community Hub

(21 Panorama Court, Toronto ON)


4. Criminal Law and Role of Police

(Tuesday, December 10th 2019)

Presented by Toronto Police Service, Victim Witness Assistance Program and Crowns Office

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Etobicoke Civic Centre

(399 The West Mall, Etoicoke ON)


5. Accessing Subsidized Housing with a Focus on Gender-Based Violence 

(Tuesday, January 21st 2020)

Presented by: Ernestine’s Women’s Shelters and Rexdale Legal Clinic

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Rexdale Community Hub

(21 Panorama Court, Toronto ON)


6.  Ontario Works/ Financial Benefits for Special Needs Clients – GBV

(Thursday, February 13th, 2020)

Presented by Toronto Employment Social Services (Resources & TYPE Presentation)

Rexdale Community Hub

(21 Panorama Court, Toronto ON)


 

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