Blog

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: 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 […]

  • 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 […]