Belated Happy New Year! 2017 has already greeted us with a flurry of activity. We presented a deputation to City councilors during the City of Toronto budget 2017 consultations. Together with partner organizations, St. Stephen’s Community House and East Metro Youth Services, we helped launch Webbing With Wisdom, a new anti-cyber sexual violence portal (more below). We have also posted newly updated legal information resources in English on our Family Law Information for Women (FLEW) website:
Check them out, and follow our social media accounts to be notified of any new FLEW resources in additional languages!
As for upcoming events, we will be hosting three Anti-Racism Community Conversations as part of the City of Toronto’s Toronto For All campaign. These are small, intimate "kitchen table" type and meaningful discussions among Black Torontonians, and will be held February 10, 15 and 18 in the evening. More details will be available on our website soon. Contact Gilary for more information and to RSVP, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The METRAC Team
Request training or workshops
METRAC offers a variety of workshops and training on topics ranging from Anti-Oppression Practice, to Leadership, to Sexual Assault and Consent, with a legal perspective. We offer sliding fees ranging from free to a cost that works for your group or organization’s budget.
“You helped me learn more about sexual harassment and I was able to get a clearer understanding of what consent is.” – Student
Send an email to email@example.com for more information or to request a workshop suited to your needs.
A new platform to challenge cyber-sexual violence: Webbing With Wisdom
On Thursday, January 12, 2017, METRAC along with St. Stephen’s Community House and East Metro Youth Services launched a new website to help support young women facing cyber-violence and cyber-sexual violence. This website is the culmination of a three-year project and contains useful tips and resources to navigate the web.