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  Community Greeting

Dear METRAC community,

This year’s Toronto Waterfront Marathon is quickly approaching, and Team METRAC members have started fundraising to get us closer to our goal of $25,000! Please consider joining or sponsoring Team METRAC: it is a wonderful way to enjoy the fall weather and support safer communities! Visit our event page for all the details, and we hope to see you on the track or on the sidelines on October 16!

Best wishes,

The METRAC Team

PS: Join us for a live Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) webinar on October 12 from noon to 1:15pm. The title is “How and When to Prove Abuse in Family Court” and Tamar Witelson, METRAC Legal Director, will be joined by family law lawyer Malerie Rose. Register here.


   METRAC News


METRAC's Annual General Meeting will celebrate Community Leadership and Impact


We are pleased to invite community members, METRAC volunteers, board members and staff to our Annual General Meeting on October 27, from 6pm to 8:30pm! We will gather at the Friend’s Meeting House (60 Lowther Avenue, Toronto, ON) and review METRAC: Action on Violence’s 2015 impact through community leadership across our safety, community justice, youth and policy initiatives! To RSVP or notify us of accessibility requirements, please email info@metrac.org.


   Community News


New resources for Deaf women: Family Law information videos in ASL

METRAC: Action on Violence and Springtide Resources have partnered to launch two new video resources in American Sign Language that aim to provide family law information at times of family breakdown. These videos were produced in consultation with the Deaf community and feature Deaf actors.

The first video covers the topic of Child Custody and Access and the second video covers the topic of the Victim Witness Assistance Program.

METRAC and Springtide Resources wish to thank the Deaf women who participated in the consultation and production process: your contributions to the success of these videos shine through. Many thanks to Silent Voice, ARCH Disability Law Centre, Wendy Rowland (Film Director) and Catherine Butler (Project manager). Thank you also to the Canadian Hearing Society, the Ontario Women’s Directorate and the Law Foundation of Ontario for their invaluable contributions.