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Dear METRAC community,

We wish you all a belated Happy New Year!

These are interesting times as we pause to reflect on the critical mass of women and allies who have come together in support of the Women’s March, the #MeToo movement and the ongoing conversations about the common reality of sexual violence and workplace harassment in our society. Now is an opportune time for changing the current culture of sexist violence to one of respect and dignity for ALL. METRAC remains committed to working with individuals, communities, and institutions to end gender-based violence and to create a safer world for everyone. Together, we can make it happen.   

If you are interested in keeping up-to-date on what METRAC is doing to end gender-based violence, here are 4 ways you can do that:

1.Check out METRAC's website here for information on the services and programs we offer.

2.Follow us on Twitter  here for news on METRAC’s events, workshops and trainings, and opportunities to engage in gender-based violence prevention work in your local community and other related information.

3.Follow us on Facebook here for information on METRAC’s events, workshops and trainings, and opportunities to engage in local gender-based violence prevention in your local community and other related information.

4.Sign up to volunteer at METRAC  here and become involved directly with METRAC’s daily work.


Best wishes,


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Request Community and Youth Safety Audits

METRAC works to build safer spaces where people live, study, work, and play. Our Community Safety Audit brings diverse people together to share their experiences and knowledge about safety in their neighbourhood. As part of the Safety Audit process we provide trainings and conduct tours for community members to assess the safety features in their neighbourhood, and to identify their safety concerns related to the physical and social environment. These concerns are then summarized in a safety report with recommendations for safety planning and action.

To request a Community or Youth Safety audit, send an email to safetycoordinator@metrac.org for more information or to request a training suited to your needs.


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Young Women's Leadership Network: Digital Security 101

Workshop Description:

Digital Security 101 with Nasma Ahmed.

Nasma Ahmed is a black Muslimah working within the intersections of social justice, technology and policy. She is a technologist and capacity builder based in Toronto, and currently she is a Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellow. Nasma often works with organizations based in North America focusing on technology capacity building from digital security to literacy. She is passionate about building accessible and inclusive technology for communities she cares about.

Build up your personal digital security practices, from safe browsing to threat modeling.

This event is open to all women-identified & non-binary folks.

Date: Friday, February 16, 2018
Time: 5:30pm- 8:00pm
Location: Centre for Social Innovation (Spadina), 251 Spadina Ave, Toronto,Ontario
Cost: Free! TTC tokens will be provided to those in need of transportation assitance

You can RSVP through Eventbrite here.

Please email contact@ywln.ca if you have any allerigies.