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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.

  • 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 […]

  • METRAC MEMO: Anti-Racism Community Conversations / Request a Training

    In the latest eNewsletter, we inform you of new legal information resources, upcoming Anti-Racism Community Conversations and a brand-new anti-cyber sexual violence portal, Webbing With Wisdom. 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 […]

  • UPDATE: Feminist Coalition Responds to Verdict in Wagar Retrial for Sexual Assault

    In July, we informed community members that METRAC had been granted intervener status as part of a coalition of women’s organizations for the inquiry into a judge’s conduct during a sexual assault trial in Alberta in 2014. In September, we noted that the hearing had begun, and shared the submission prepared by the coalition. In […]

  • Statement Supporting Muslim Communities and Communities of All Faiths

    METRAC is an anti-violence organization. We abhor mistreatment, abuse and violence of any form, because violence often leads to the loss of human dignity, and causes suffering, trauma and loss of life. This weekend presents a case in point, and we are deeply disturbed and repulsed by what we have witnessed. On Sunday, a gunman […]

  • City of Toronto Budget 2017: METRAC Deputation

      Municipal budgets are interesting for many reasons, but they are of particular concern to women, children and marginalized folks because the services and programs that shape daily lives are funded by the City. For example, the City of Toronto invests in social programs such as childcare and homeless shelters, transit, emergency services and parks […]

  • DECEMBER METRAC MEMO: Legal Info Training / Happy Holidays

    Our final METRAC MEMO of 2016 sends you warm wishes for the holiday season and provides details for an upcoming legal information training. Click here to read about all of these topics in the December 2016 eNewsletter! This season, please consider contributing to METRAC! Donate online or through our other options – it’s a gift […]

  • UPDATE: Inquiry into Justice Robin Camp – the Committee reaches a decision

    In July, we informed community members that METRAC had been granted intervener status as part of a coalition of women’s organizations for the inquiry into a judge’s conduct during a sexual assault trial in Alberta in 2014. In September, we noted that the hearing had begun, and shared the submission prepared by the coalition. Today, […]

  • METRAC in the News!

    Since the end of October 2016, METRAC has been busy answering requests from the media on a variety of issues related to gender, sexual violence and community. 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 news of […]

  • OCTOBER METRAC MEMO: AGM postponed / Free movie with METRAC

    There is a lot to cover in this month’s eNewsletter! Let’s get to it, in list form: METRAC’s AGM has been postponed; FLEW has released new webinars; Team METRAC finished a 5K in style; A movie afternoon for the Regent Park Film Festival; An evening of planning for the Vaughan Road Academy. Click here to […]

  • Five reasons to attend METRAC’s Annual General Meeting

    Become a member and register now to attend METRAC’s 2016 Annual General Meeting! The AGM will take place on November 30, 2016 at 6:00pm in room 310 of Metro Hall. More info here. METRAC is getting ready to look back on 2015 and plan for the future at its Annual General Meeting. Here are five […]

  • SEPTEMBER METRAC MEMO: New videos in ASL / METRAC 2015 AGM

    In this month’s edition of the METRAC MEMO, we continue to recruit members for this year Team METRAC at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, we announce an upcoming webinar, give details about our upcoming Annual General Meeting and celebrate new video resources in ASL. Click here to read the September 2016 eNewsletter. Not subscribed to […]