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In celebration of our 25th Anniversary in 2010, METRAC launched this blog on issues of relevance to the topic of violence against diverse women and youth. It includes contributions and voices of METRAC’s diverse team. Please remember that contributors are expressing their own thoughts and personal experiences and do not necessarily represent the official stance of METRAC. Similarly, while reader comments are encouraged, they are subject to administrative moderation for abusive language, spam, profanity and other inappropriate postings.

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    METRAC Community Safety Program: Event Planning Volunteer

    Download posting ( PDF, 37 KB) Description: Every year, United Nations (UN) Women designates 16 days starting from November 25 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to December 10 (Human Rights Day) as a call for action to end violence against women and girls.  METRAC: Action on Violence will host, THRIVE, a […]

  • Statement on the passing of Quebec’s Bill 62, 2017

    STATEMENT ON BILL 62 (“An Act to foster adherence to State religious neutrality and, in particular, to provide a framework for requests for accommodations on religious grounds in certain bodies”) The South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO) and the Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC) are deeply disappointed by the […]

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    Save The Date for METRAC’s 2017 Annual General Meeting

    We are pleased to invite community members to METRAC’s 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on October 30, 2017, from 6pm to 8:30pm, when we report back on our 2016 activities. We will gather at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Cabaret Room (12 Alexander Street, Toronto, ON), located between College and Wellesley subway station. This is […]

  • METRAC MEMO : October 2017

    In this month’s eNewsletter, METRAC shares highlights from our ReAct Summer Mentorship Program and newly updated resources from the Community Justice Program . METRAC is excited to share we have set the date for our Annual General Meeting to be held on October 30, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at Buddies in Bad Times […]

  • METRAC MEMO: June 2017

    In this month’s eNewsletter, we reflect on Pride month and the National Indigenous Peoples’ Day, invite people to read out Anti-Racism Act statement and much more. Click here to read the latest METRAC MEMO. Not subscribed to our monthly eNewsletter? Click here to stay tuned to METRAC’s ground-breaking work. If you are subscribed but haven’t […]

  • Statement on the passing of Ontario’s Anti-Racism Act, 2017

    Last week, the government of Ontario passed the Anti-Racism Act, 2017. This piece of legislation creates a legal framework for the Anti-Racism Directorate. The Anti-Racism Directorate was created in February 2016 and is a government agency with the mandate to address and eliminate systemic racism through policy work, research, public education, community collaboration and sustainable […]

  • National Victims and Survivors of Crime Week 2017

    On Wednesday, May 24, more than 80 young people from west and north Toronto attended an event in honour of the National Victims and Survivors of Crime Week, an initiative funded by the Department of Justice Canada. This year’s theme is “Empowering Resilience”, a topic that our event embodied from beginning to end. “Expressionz” showcased […]

  • New infographics, article and webinar on OWJN

    Since launching the new Ontario Women’s Justice Network, the Community Justice Program team has been busy working on new legal information resources for diverse women. SEXUAL ASSAULT AND CONSENT: Our very popular infographic on the law of sexual assault and consent has been updated! View and download it here. MEDIATION: We have developed a new […]

  • METRAC MEMO: New Elder Abuse Ontario resources / Toronto Complete Streets Guidelines

    In this month’s eNewsletter, we give you updates from our ReAct and Community Justice Programs, distribute the new Toronto Complete Streets Guidelines, and highlight employment opportunities. Click here to read the latest METRAC MEMO. Not subscribed to our monthly eNewsletter? Click here to stay tuned to METRAC’s ground-breaking work. If you are subscribed but haven’t […]

  • METRAC MEMO: OWJN is Live / Request a Safety Audit

    In this month’s eNewsletter, explore the Ontario Women’s Justice Network (OWJN)‘s new features and consider requesting a safety audit for your community. Click here to read the latest METRAC MEMO. Not subscribed to our monthly eNewsletter? Click here to stay tuned to METRAC’s ground-breaking work. If you are subscribed but haven’t received an e-update from […]

  • METRAC MEMO: Something New is Coming / OAITH Provincial Training Day

    Welcome back everyone! In this latest eNewsletter, we reflect on the last month of events, programming and activities, and give you a teaser for an exciting new development at METRAC. Click here to read the latest METRAC MEMO. Not subscribed to our monthly eNewsletter? Click here to stay tuned to METRAC’s ground-breaking work. If you […]

  • METRAC in the News: Early 2017 Edition

    Since the start of January 2017, METRAC has been busy answering requests from the media on a variety of issues related to sexual assault and services. We thought we’d take some time to share these latest news appearances in one space to catch you up on the happenings at METRAC! On the new resource tackling […]