Our programs have been busy, and we are excited to share with you what's been happening here at METRAC! METRAC’s Community Justice Program, just launched two new webinars, the first webinar , “Money, Abuse and Safety: Tips for Women" offers options for women to take control of their budgets and to learn about money matters that could be a sign of an abusive relationship. The second webinar is called " Parental Alienation, Family Law and Mothers: A Discussion". It explains how the term “parental alienation” is used in Ontario family courts and some issues mothers in child custody disputes should be aware of.
We were pleased to participate on the Advisory Committee and contribute to the final #AfterMeToo Report, which includes 9 Calls to Action, to address workplace sexual violence in the Canadian film, television and theatre industry. You can find the full report here.
The METRAC Team
TransFormed: Better Health For Trans, Gender-Diverse, and Two-Spirit Survivors of Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence
On April 12, 2018, METRAC launched TransFormed: Better Health for Trans, Gender-Diverse, and Two-Spirit Survivors of Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence. This three-year project has been made possible through an investment by Public Health Agency of Canada and is supported by partnerships between multi-sector agencies.
TransFormed is focused on understanding how domestic violence and intimate partner violence (DV/IPV) is experienced by Trans folk, Gender-Fluid, Two-Spirit and Non-Binary community members across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), within a context that meets safety, trauma-informed and confidentiality needs.
The project utilizes peer-led approaches and develops tools and training to build capacity among Ontario health and multi-sector providers, thereby increasing access to effective and equitable health and social supports.