International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we talk about the impact of the COVID-19 on women facing an abusive relationship. We also review how women are trapped with their abusers, especially migrant women that do not have access to resources.

If you or someone you know is being abused, you can contact The Assaulted Women’s Helpline

GTA       416.863.0511
GTA TTY                416.364.8762
TOLL-FREE           1.866.863.0511
TOLL-FREE TTY   1.866.863.7868
#SAFE (#7233)   On your Bell, Rogers, Fido or Telus mobile phone

Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!

As countries implemented lockdown measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus, violence against women, especially domestic violence, intensified – in some countries, calls to helplines have increased five-fold.

The UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign, a multi-year effort aimed at preventing and eliminating violence against women and girls, will focus on amplifying the call for global action to bridge funding gaps, ensure essential services for survivors of violence during the COVID-19 crisis, focus on prevention, and collection of data that can improve life-saving services for women and girls.

This year’s theme for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”.Like in previous years, this year’s International Day will mark the launch of 16 days of activism that will conclude on 10 December 2020, which is International Human Rights Day.

Several public events are being coordinated for this year’s International Day. Iconic buildings and landmarks will be ‘oranged’ to recall the need for a violence-free future.

More details:  https://www.un.org/en/observances/ending-violence-against-women-day

Are you having challenges finding house?

Housing is one of the main challenges for newcomers. Our upcoming webinar is about   “Housing Needs for Immigrants”. Join us and find useful information related to housing.  Through this informative session you can learn about:

  • Types of Housing
  • Sharing a Budget
  • Where and How to search
  • Viewing the apartment
  • Rental applications
  • Signing the rental contract
  • Moving supports
  • Your rights and responsibilities
  • Resources

You can check the following document:

 

 

 

 

Refugee Hearing Preparation webinar October 7th

If you are a refugee claimant, this webinar can help you to learn about what is going to happen during your refugee hearing. The conversation will include what to expect at the hearing, key elements to take in consideration during your hearing, what happen after your hearing, etc.

For registration follow the link:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/205631074586588171

 

 

How to read food date labels and packaging

The  video session provides information about:

  1. Difference between expiration date and best-before date
  2. Food safety once a food has passed the best-before date
  3. Recognize the amount of food that is unnecessarily wasted in Canada and feel equipped to reduce waste at home.
  4. Know the difference between the various date label terms
  5. Understand when food is safe, or not safe to eat.

 

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