Kingston Frontenac Anti-Violence Coordinating Committee

Kingston Frontenac Anti-Violence Coordinating Committee

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KFACC's 2022 Yearly Meeting Planner
KIH is Hiring
"I am still jumping for joy about Justice Mandhane’s recent family court decision to recognize a tort of family violence and award the wife $150,000 in damages" Pamela Cross
https://pamelacross.ca/making-new-law/
"In a ground-breaking decision, an Ontario court recently ordered a husband to pay his former wife damages of $150,000 on account of the physical and psychological abuse she endured over their 17-year marriage. In making the award, the court gave life to a new tort, or civil wrong, of “family violence” that addresses the cumulative impact of an abusive marriage."
""The purpose of the survey is to collect feedback from Kingston community members on how the Kingston Police can increase equity, diversity, inclusion, indigenization, and accessibility.""
"Resolve Counselling has launched a new program to support women who have been, or are currently experiencing, domestic violence and will help them take back control over their life... The program aims to empower women to live independently and improve their financial situation. Women who have previously left an abusive relationship, and those who are currently in one, are all invited to take part in the grant program."
Happy #InternationalWomensDay
Join us as we continue to support & celebrate the achievements of all women. #IWD2022

Working together to reduce domestic and sexual violence - www.kfacc.org We are a group of organizations committed to reducing violence by raising awareness of issues relating to domestic and sexual violence.

In addition, KFACC promotes a coordinated community approach to developing and delivering services for victims of partner abuse and sexual violence, and their families. KFACC includes agencies from sectors such as law enforcement and justice, shelter and housing, health, and counselling support. Membership is open to any organization working in some capacity with victims and survivors of partner a

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03/29/2022

KFACC's 2022 Yearly Meeting Planner

Timeline photos 03/28/2022

Timeline photos

Join us once a month for our Peer Support Healing Circles, first Monday of each month from 4pm - 5:30pm. Each Circle will be facilitated by a SACK staff member and will follow a pre-selected theme for that month and are open to survivors of all genders.

This month our theme is coping skills.

While we cannot ensure a completely emotionally safe space, SACK staff endeavors to create a brave space for sharing, growth, and healing amongst survivors.

For more information contact Jayme at [email protected].

Queen’s student says she was victim of ‘needle spiking’ at downtown Kingston bar - Kingston | Globalnews.ca 03/25/2022

Queen’s student says she was victim of ‘needle spiking’ at downtown Kingston bar - Kingston | Globalnews.ca

Queen’s student says she was victim of ‘needle spiking’ at downtown Kingston bar - Kingston | Globalnews.ca A night out with friends took a terrifying turn for a Queen's university student earlier this month when she said she became the victim of an attempted 'needle spiking.'

03/24/2022

KIH is Hiring

03/23/2022

When judges make new law 03/19/2022

When judges make new law

"I am still jumping for joy about Justice Mandhane’s recent family court decision to recognize a tort of family violence and award the wife $150,000 in damages" Pamela Cross
https://pamelacross.ca/making-new-law/

When judges make new law A recent family law decision recognizes a common law tort of family violence & awards a wife damages for the abuse her husband inflicted on her

Kingston's Integrated Care Hub receives $4.6 million in provincial funding 03/18/2022

Kingston's Integrated Care Hub receives $4.6 million in provincial funding

Kingston's Integrated Care Hub receives $4.6 million in provincial funding (Kingston, Ontario) For the Integrated Care Hub (ICH) of Kingston, Friday, Mar. 18, 2022 was a pivotal day. Robin Martin, Parliamentary Assistant to Health Minister Christine

Judge awards damages for 'family violence' in landmark case 03/16/2022

Judge awards damages for 'family violence' in landmark case

"In a ground-breaking decision, an Ontario court recently ordered a husband to pay his former wife damages of $150,000 on account of the physical and psychological abuse she endured over their 17-year marriage. In making the award, the court gave life to a new tort, or civil wrong, of “family violence” that addresses the cumulative impact of an abusive marriage."

Judge awards damages for 'family violence' in landmark case Adam N. Black: The court gave life to a new tort of family violence that addresses the cumulative impact of an abusive marriage

QUIZ: How well do you know these Canadian statistics? 03/14/2022

QUIZ: How well do you know these Canadian statistics?

QUIZ: How well do you know these Canadian statistics? Learn more to take the quiz

Inclusion survey, research project hopes to shape Kingston Police 03/10/2022

Inclusion survey, research project hopes to shape Kingston Police

""The purpose of the survey is to collect feedback from Kingston community members on how the Kingston Police can increase equity, diversity, inclusion, indigenization, and accessibility.""

Inclusion survey, research project hopes to shape Kingston Police A community research project hoping to speak to residents about how Kingston Police can improve has launched.

Women's Financial Empowerment Program offers support for women who have experienced domestic violence 03/09/2022

Women's Financial Empowerment Program offers support for women who have experienced domestic violence

"Resolve Counselling has launched a new program to support women who have been, or are currently experiencing, domestic violence and will help them take back control over their life... The program aims to empower women to live independently and improve their financial situation. Women who have previously left an abusive relationship, and those who are currently in one, are all invited to take part in the grant program."

Women's Financial Empowerment Program offers support for women who have experienced domestic violence (Kingston, Ontario) The program aims to empower women to live independently and improve their financial situation.

03/08/2022

Happy
Join us as we continue to support & celebrate the achievements of all women.

03/06/2022

"Pamela Cross is a feminist lawyer and women’s advocate. Pamela is also a researcher, writer, educator and trainer, and works with women’s equality and violence against women organizations across Ontario. One of her key roles is as the Legal Director of Luke’s Place, where she leads the organization’s provincial projects, including research, training and advocacy. Pamela is an inspiration for all as she continues to advocate for women across Canada.
https://pamelacross.ca/
We are so blessed to have Pam as a fellow Kingstonian and someone who has supported our agency for a long time. For International Women’s Week, we wanted to highlight this amazing woman and all of her hard work on the issue of violence against women~"

Pamela Cross is a feminist lawyer and women’s advocate. Pamela is also a researcher, writer, educator and trainer, and works with women’s equality and violence against women organizations across Ontario. One of her key roles is as the Legal Director of Luke’s Place, where she leads the organization’s provincial projects, including research, training and advocacy. Pamela is an inspiration for all as she continues to advocate for women across Canada.
https://pamelacross.ca/

We are so blessed to have Pam as a fellow Kingstonian and someone who has supported our agency for a long time. For International Women’s Week, we wanted to highlight this amazing woman and all of her hard work on the issue of violence against women~

KHSC maintaining COVID-19 safety measures – Kingston News 03/01/2022

KHSC maintaining COVID-19 safety measures – Kingston News

"COVID-19 specific policies and measures at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) will remain in place for the coming weeks."
https://www.kingstonist.com/news/khsc-maintaining-covid-19-safety-measures/?fbclid=IwAR0Wnx86oMJTz4vnTnmfzB1EClpyqyHEhaMZYvRkc1QIb3DI2qWFzbWigxM

KHSC maintaining COVID-19 safety measures – Kingston News (Kingston, Ontario) The decision to keep its current COVID-19 policies is largely consistent in approach with many acute care hospitals in the province, KHSC said.

03/01/2022

KFACC 2022 Speaker Presentation Membership Meetings

02/28/2022

From KIH: The KFLA Anti-Human Trafficking Working Group created this response tree a few years ago to show you what services are available for a victim of HT in our area.

02/28/2022
Kingston Police issue community safety notice regarding high risk offender release – Kingston News 02/26/2022

Kingston Police issue community safety notice regarding high risk offender release – Kingston News

"Kingston Police believe he may pose a risk to the community, particularly to females, including females under 18 years of age."

Kingston Police issue community safety notice regarding high risk offender release – Kingston News (Kingston, Ontario) Kingston Police are issuing a safety notice regarding the release of a convict who has been deemed a high risk offender and is currently on statutory

02/23/2022
02/22/2022

Today is Human Trafficking Awareness Day - It DOES happen here

Photos from Sexual Assault Centre Kingston's post 02/14/2022

If you are a counsellor and/or work with survivors you are invited to join this free webinar from 1pm to 3:00pm EST on March 1, 2022 (Please note the date and time change from previous announcements).

Timeline photos 02/14/2022

SAC Kingston's Our Chat/Text line is currently operating with extended hours every Monday during the month of February. Chat with a trained crisis responder from 8am-midnight EVERY Monday. Regular hours (Tuesday-Sunday) are noon-midnight.
Text: 613 544 6424
Chat: http://webelievesurvivors.ca
Call (24/7) 1-877-544-6424/ 613-544-6424

Reminder: Our Chat/Text line is currently operating with extended hours every Monday during the month of February. Chat with a trained crisis responder from 8am-midnight EVERY Monday. Regular hours (Tuesday-Sunday) are noon-midnight.
Text: 613 544 6424
Chat: http://webelievesurvivors.ca
Call (24/7) 1-877-544-6424/ 613-544-6424

Photos from Sexual Assault Centre Kingston's post 02/14/2022

SAC Kingston is hiring:

Unpacking the No Perfect Victim Myth 02/12/2022

Unpacking the No Perfect Victim Myth

Happening Tuesday February 22 Hosted by @sackingston

'Unpacking the Perfect Victim Myth' will be taking an in-depth look at Anti-Blackness, Gender Based Violence & Survivorship

Register here: https://eventbrite.com/e/unpacking-the-no-perfect-victim-myth-tickets-261262913407…

Unpacking the No Perfect Victim Myth This Unpacking the Perfect Victim Myth webinar will be taking an in-depth look at Anti-Blackness, Gender Based Violence & Survivorship

Photos from Kingston Frontenac Anti-Violence Coordinating Committee's post 02/11/2022

The OAITH femicide report for January 2022. This is the start of our new femicide initiative: We Count Femicide Because. The initiative has been created in partnership with OAITH and aims to bring attention to, and address femicide rates in Ontario.

Cut it Out 02/11/2022

Cut it Out

CUT IT OUT is a provincial project of the Neighbour’s, Friends and Families campaign that builds awareness of domestic violence and educates salon professionals on how to recognize warning signs, respond appropriately, and safely refer clients to resources that can help them (http://cutitoutcanada.ca/).
They have shared a supplementary video they made for "Cut it Out". The video can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/660775705/3398321888

Cut it Out This is "Cut it Out" by tmrrw inc. on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Women's shelter says clients, staff afraid to go outside amid Ottawa protest | CBC News 02/08/2022

Women's shelter says clients, staff afraid to go outside amid Ottawa protest | CBC News

"'The women really are feeling terrorized,' downtown shelter organizer says"

Women's shelter says clients, staff afraid to go outside amid Ottawa protest | CBC News The Cornerstone Housing for Women shelter in downtown Ottawa says the ongoing protest has re-triggered clients who have already experienced trauma — to the point that one woman has sought refuge at a hospital.

Geiger-Bardswich: 'But did he hit you?' The parallels between the ‘Freedom Convoy’ and domestic violence 02/08/2022

Geiger-Bardswich: 'But did he hit you?' The parallels between the ‘Freedom Convoy’ and domestic violence

"This song and dance is all too familiar to the many women across the country who have experienced, or are currently experiencing, domestic violence. It is a blatant dismissal of the various ways violence and control can manifest."

Geiger-Bardswich: 'But did he hit you?' The parallels between the ‘Freedom Convoy’ and domestic violence A refrain we’re seeing from convoy participants and supporters is that this protest is 'non-violent.' That song and dance is all too familiar to the many women…

02/08/2022
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Understanding Military Culture . After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting. 02/08/2022

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Understanding Military Culture . After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Upcoming webinar "Understanding Military Culture" facilitated by Jancy Brown from Women's Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County, on Thursday Feb 10 at 1pm. This workshop will help those who work with clients who are from the military or whose family members are in the military.

If you have not registered and are interested in attending, you can find the registration information below.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsduuorzMvH9xVpGmAUfDVJyounpVnW91Q

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Understanding Military Culture . After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting. Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Understanding Military Culture . After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Timeline photos 02/07/2022

Timeline photos

As a community, we have all been impacted by the tragic death of a child at Mother Teresa School. Our Therapists offer these suggestions to help children who have been exposed to a traumatic event. Download it here: http://ow.ly/XNPj50HMPQZ

02/04/2022

The December Femicide in Ontario Snapshot is now available.

The December Femicide in Ontario Snapshot is now available.

As highlighted in this most recent report, femicides are continuing to occur inside of a residence, often the victim’s home. As a result of the pandemic, many Public Health measures have increased isolation such as lockdown measures, school closures and regulations requiring employees to work from home whenever possible. However, as OAITH’s femicide data continues to highlight, many survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) are not safe in isolation at their homes.

The pandemic and many of these regulations may have unintended consequences as they exacerbate factors that contribute to GBV, such as isolation and financial abuse and control, as well as creating additional barriers for survivors looking to escape violent situations and access services.

As the pandemic continues to progress, it will be imperative that there is consideration of the potential unintended consequences and impacts of lockdown measures for survivors of GBV who may be living with an abusive partner or family member. In order to address and prevent further lethal gender-based violence, it will be necessary to implement strategies that will mitigate the impacts of isolation and economic stress for survivors of GBV and to ensure social services, such as shelters, food banks, mental health and other social services, remain open and accessible throughout the pandemic.

Learn more about OAITH's femicide work: www.oaith.ca/oaith-work/current-initiatives.html

Access the December Femicide Report: https://bit.ly/DecemberFemicideReport

Access the November Femicide Report: https://bit.ly/NovemberFemicideReport

Access the most recent Annual Femicide List: https://bit.ly/FemicideList

$180K grant supports local families through 'Caring Dads' program 02/04/2022

$180K grant supports local families through 'Caring Dads' program

"Caring Dads is now in Kingston and has expanded its reach, thanks to a three-year $180,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF)."

$180K grant supports local families through 'Caring Dads' program (Kingston, Ontario) The program focuses on dads who are at risk of being abusive to their children or their children’s mother, and provides support to all parents.

Photos from Sexual Assault Centre Kingston's post 02/02/2022

From SAC Kingston:
On Tuesday, February 8th: Kianah Lécuyer, the Founder & Head Consultant of Jelot Consultation; a design company dedicated to supporting Black-owned businesses to elevate their virtual presence through online branding.

Tuesday, February 15th: Alyssa Vernon, co-founder and co-chair of Queen's Collage Collective believes in the power of art as resistance and anti-oppressive education.

Tuesday, February 22nd: Shanicka Edwards, founder and president of Shak's World; a community centre with the mission to create respectful and successful athletes & community members through mentorship, sport & community engagement. While bringing awareness to youth mental and physical health.

Videos of our interview with each guest will be posted at noon on the indicated date! We can't wait for you to learn about the amazing work each and every one of our guests are doing.

02/02/2022

PCAWA is deeply saddened to share that a femicide has occurred in our community. On January 20th a 23-year old woman was killed by her male partner in Brampton. PCAWA sends our deepest condolences to her family and friends.

The We Count Femicide Because initiative was developed in partnership with Building A Bigger Wave and Ontario Association of Interval & Transition Houses to raise a public alarm about femicide in Ontario.

The issue of femicides in Ontario continues to grow and we must draw attention to the critical need for investments in preventative education. Take a moment to review and share the graphic so we can continue to start and engage in important conversations about femicide and prevention.

To learn more about femicides in Ontario visit https://cutt.ly/aIqZYsB

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