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  Community Greeting

Dear METRAC community,

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.


Best wishes,

The METRAC Team

 


   METRAC News

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.

Download TransFormed Fact Sheet

 

For more information about this project, contact:

Tatiana Ferguson

TransFormed Project Coordinator, METRAC

transformedcoordinator@metrac.org

 


Note:


Trans is an umbrella term referring to people with diverse gender identities and expressions that differ from stereotypical gender norms – www.ohrc.on.ca. 

Two-Spirit refers to a person who has both a masculine and a feminine spirit, and is used by some First Nations people to describe their sexual, gender and/or spiritual identity – www.lgbtqhealth.ca


Non-Binary individuals represent a multitude of gender-identities that exist outside of the gender-binary (men and women).

 

 

 


   Community News

Young Black Survivors Support Group

The Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape will be starting a support group open to all Black Youth ( 15-29) who have experienced sexual violence.

Date: Weekly sessions every Wednesday, beginning May 30th 2018
Time:6:00pm- 8:00pm
Cost: FREE

Accessibility: Snacks, Tokens and Childcare available. ASL Interpretation available upon request.

For more information and to register contact: Naomi at naomi@trrcmwar.ca