Goals

  • To provide safe shelter and services to abused women and their children
  • To provide immediate support counseling via 24-hour support line
  • To provide support services to clients (residents and non-residents)
  • To provide advocacy support to clients in their dealings with community agencies and services
  • To act as an ongoing resource and continuing support to victims and survivors
  • To act as a liaison and referral source for clients to appropriate helping agencies
  • To partner with like-minded organizations for the overall goal of ending violence against women
  • To provide a trauma-informed response to family violence throughout all levels of the organization

Programs

  •  To provide programs and support to other community based programs which are designed to prevent, treat and alleviate problems related to family violence.

Education

  • To provide leadership in educating the community with regard to all issue of family violence
  • To provide and facilitate education for the growth of clients
  • To provide educational opportunities for continuing development of staff and board members
  •  To participate in projects which further the knowledge and awareness of family violence
  • To work with other agencies to educate the public about healthy relationships

Administration

  • To employ an Executive Director for the overall administration, maintenance and supervision of the shelter, the building, the staff and they clients
  • To operate a transition house, employing the required staff
  • To ensure that an effective and comprehensive financial system is maintained
  • To function as a policy-making and decision-making body and to lobby government and community agencies in relation to family violence
  • To keep accurate and confidential records of people served, of dispositions and of follow-up services provided
  • To evaluate periodically and consistently the effectiveness of our services

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DAY 2: 16 days of activism against gender based violence"On April 30, 2021, A Report to Guide the Implementation of a National Action Plan on Violence Against Women and Gender-Based Violence was given to the federal government of Canada.With this report, governments at all levels now have the definitive answer to the question:***What will it take to achieve a Canada free of gender-based violence?***This report is the culmination of 10 years of advocacy for a National Action Plan (NAP)."Read the report here:nationalactionplan.ca/#takeaction ... See MoreSee Less
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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence ! :...is an annual international campaign which lastsFROM: November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against WomenUNTIL: December 10, the World Human Rights Day.The 16 Days are an opportunity to come together as Canadians, and with partners around the world, to call out and speak up on gender-based violence and to renew our commitment to ending violence against women, girls, 2SLGBTQQIA+(two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, plus ), and gender diverse individuals.The 16 Days is an opportunity to come together to address injustices and take immediate action to create safe homes, communities, and workplaces for everyone.Between November 25 and December 10, we invite you to join the conversation and reflect on the immediate actions you can take to end gender-based violence."Read more:women-gender-equality.canada.ca/en/commemorations-celebrations/16-days/about-16-days.html?fbclid=... ... See MoreSee Less
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The Truro Pride Society will be recognizing Trans Day of Remembrance on Nov 20th, at 6pm.The Town of Truro will be lighting up the Truro Library in the trans pride flag. We will be reading the names of those known to have lost their lives to transphobic violence in the past year.This event will be shared through Facebook Live, and in person, (while respecting public health measures) as we recognize and remember those who lost their lives to hate and bigotry, may they rest in power."The Truro Pride Society will be recognizing Trans Day of Remembrance on Nov 20th, at 6pm.The Town of Truro will be lighting up the Truro Library in the trans pride flag. We will be reading the names of those known to have lost their lives to transphobic violence in the past year.We will be sharing this event through Facebook Live or bring a candle and join us in person (while respecting public health measures) as we recognize and remember those who lost their lives to hate and bigotry, may they rest in power. ... See MoreSee Less
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DAY 2: 16 days of activism against gender based violence

***What will it take to achieve a Canada free of gender-based violence?***

This report is the culmination of 10 years of advocacy for a National Action Plan (NAP)."

Read the report here:
https://t.co/A0w7nFUXdQ

Today begins 16 days of activism against gender based violence. Between November 25 and December 10, we invite you to join the conversation and reflect on the immediate actions you can take to end gender-based violence.

https://t.co/qICxomtpj7

If you need some help creating your special holiday this year, consider applying for support through the Christmas Index Program (for Colchester County Families):

https://t.co/7BMzumzM64

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