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Dear METRAC community,

The Community Justice Program (CJP) has been very active over the past few weeks when it comes to issues of criminal law. New Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) webinars dealing with criminal and family law issues are now available for viewing on the FLEW website:

  1. The Partner Assault Response Program (PAR): A part of the Domestic Violence Court System
  2. Victim Impact Statements: A role in the justice system for women survivors of domestic and sexual assault
  3. The Ontario Criminal Injuries Compensation Board: an option for survivors of violence

METRAC is also part of a coalition intervening in the inquiry into a Judge's behavior during a sexual assault trial. The CJP is an important part of METRAC’s work to support survivors of sexual violence and to prevent gender-based violence. Visit our website to learn more.

Best wishes,


   METRAC News

Join Team METRAC for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

We are excited to announce that, for the second year in a row, METRAC is hosting a team for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon! Participate on Sunday October 16 and run, walk or roll the full marathon, half marathon or 5k with Team METRAC Action on Violence! No matter which distance you choose or how you move through the race, joining our team and fundraising toward the event will challenge you and support our programs to prevent violence against women and youth. We need you to help make our communities safer for everyone!

For more information: http://www.metrac.org/events/metrac-at-the-toronto-waterfront-marathon/

   Community News

New legal information guide for women living with HIV and intimate partner violence

HIV can increase abuse and violence against women-identified folks in many ways. That's why METRAC, in parternship with HALCO, ACT and the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, has published a legal information guide for women living with HIV and intimate partner violence.

The guide touches on relevant criminal, privacy, family, immigration and public health laws, and how women living with HIV can access their legal rights. It will equip women with information in order to help them make the best decisions for themselves.

You can consult the guide in English here: http://bit.ly/1UB0khK, and in French here: http://bit.ly/29QeZqd.