Category Archives: Domestic violence

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April 6-12 is National Victims of Crime Awareness Week

This week, it’s timely to reflect upon the issues facing victims of crime and the services, assistance and laws in place to help victims and their families. When a crime is committed, the repercussions can ripple out and affect children, partners, entire families and communities. Beyond physical injury, financial loss and property damage, the damages […]

December 6: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Dec. 6 is Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. This day observes the anniversary of the École Polytechnique Massacre ( a brief history here), and is a day for people throughout Canada to reflect on the ongoing social impact of violence against women. One common symbol of respect on this […]

Jeff Perera

The importance of working with men and boys to end violence against women

by Jeff Perera As a community engagement manager with White Ribbon, I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to regularly give talks, presentations and facilitate workshops on something I feel very passionately about: engaging men and boys to become part of the solution to ending violence against women and girls. Our work is about addressing the […]

Domestic violence in the legal world: Perspectives from an LAO articling student

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. According to the latest report from Statistics Canada, in 2011, domestic violence accounted for 26 per cent of all violent crimes reported. This proportion is similar to that in 2010, where 49 per cent of the victims of domestic violence were in a current or previous spousal relationship with the accused person.