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Dear METRAC community,

Our programs are up to big things! METRAC’s youth project, ReAct: Respect in Action is entering a new phase of partnership with Girl Guides of Canada. We attended their Ignite. Inspire. Innovate. event from April 21-23, where 150 girl participants learned about healthy relationships and equity from peer facilitators. As for our Community Justice Program, we have partnered with Elder Abuse Ontario to launch a new webinar and toolkit called Supporting Older Adults to Create a Safety Plan for service providers to better understand how to support older women in unhealthy relationships and experiencing abuse.

More developments will be announced soon!

Best wishes,


   METRAC News

METRAC contributes to Toronto's Complete Streets Guidelines

The Complete Streets Guidelines for Toronto have been published! Our Safety Program was an active contributor to the Stakeholder Advisory Group supporting the improvement of Toronto streets, social equity, and safety for people of all incomes, races, genders, ages and abilities. Consult the guide here.

   Community News

The Canadian Council of Muslim Women is hiring!

The Canadian Council of Muslim Women is a not-for-profit organization that works to provide equity, equality and empowerment for all Canadian Muslim women. They currently have two positions open for potential candidates: Program Manager and Executive Administrative Assistant. Learn more here!

Province of Ontario to create more child-care spaces

From the Toronto Star:

Child-care advocates, who were at Queen’s Park Tuesday calling for at least $200 million in new operating funding and $500 million for capital costs this year, welcomed the announcement.

“It is good to see the government is listening,” said Carolyn Ferns of the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care. “We look forward to hearing more about the plan as more details are announced.”

Read more: http://bit.ly/2pu1eb3

Thanks for reading!