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VJN Victims and Survivors of Crime Week 2019 Global Classroom

On May 31st, 2019 the Victim Justice Network in partnership with Durham College delivered a Global Classroom online event on the topic of “Resilience and Victims of Violence”. This interactive event provides an overview of key research findings from a multi-year research project that was led by Dr. Ben Roebuck at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario. The discussion addresses the topic of resilience from a victim perspective, based on interviews and surveys of over 400 victims across Canada. The recorded event is accessible via the links on this website.

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Opinion: Navigating the system can be a challenge

By Donna Watson-Elliott
Manager Ottawa Police Victim Crisis Unit

When you become a victim of crime, connecting with the best services can be a challenge.

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Resilience and Victims of Violence Survey CLOSING JULY, 2017

Resilience and Victims of Violence Survey CLOSING JULY, 2017

Victims and Survivors Have Serious Strength: Learn more about how you can share your story while the questionnaire remains active.

Have you been the victim of violent crime or a family survivor of homicide? Are you over the age of 18? If so, we would like to hear from you!

In partnership with VJN, researchers at Algonquin College have launched a survey to better understand the experiences of victims and survivors. The results will be used to improve training for professionals who help victims of violent crime. Click here to learn more about how you can participate.

Le Sondage sur la résilience et les victims de violence prend fin en juillet 2017

Les victimes et les survivants ont une force incroyable.  Apprenez comment vous pouvez raconter votre histoire alors que le questionnaire est toujours en ligne.

Avez-vous été victime d’un crime violent ou survécu à l’homicide d’un membre de votre famille? Avez-vous 18 ans ou plus? Si oui, nous aimerions avoir votre opinion!

En partenariat avec le RJV, les chercheurs du Collège Algonquin ont récemment créé un sondage pour mieux comprendre les expériences des victimes et des survivants. Les résultats seront utilisés pour améliorer la formation des professionnels qui aident les victimes de crimes violents. Cliquez ici pour apprendre comment vous pouvez participer. 

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Empowering Resilience for Victims and Survivors of Child Abuse in Canada – Recorded June 1st, 2017

On June 1st, 2017 the Victim Justice Network (VJN) in collaboration with Durham College presented a Live Stream Education Global Classroom event on the discussion topic: Empowering Resilience for Victims & Survivors of Child Abuse. This event was supported by the Department of Justice Canada as part of National Victims and Survivors of Crime Week 2017. Watch the recorded version and learn more at: http://www.victimjusticenetwork.ca/resource/875-empowering-resilience-for-victims-and-survivors-of-child-abuse-in-canada

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Ontario Honours Recipients of 2017 Victim Services Awards of Distinction

Fifteen remarkable individuals and organizations from across the province received the Attorney General’s Victim Services Awards of Distinction today for their outstanding work on behalf of victims of crime in Ontario.

The Victim Services Awards of Distinction recognize the exceptional achievements of dedicated professionals, organizations and volunteers working to raise awareness of victims’ issues, advocate on their behalf and provide support when victims need it the most.

Some of the individuals and groups receiving awards this year include:

  • Debra Fowler, the survivor of a near-fatal assault who became a passionate activist for domestic violence victims in her community
  • Casandra Diamond, who is the founding director of BridgeNorth Newmarket, an organization dedicated to restoring the value and dignity of trafficked women 
  • Distress Centres’ Survivor Support Program of Toronto, which offers specialized support to people affected by suicide or homicide and has many volunteers who have been affected by homicide or suicide themselves.

Attorney General Yasir Naqvi presented the awards to all 15 recipients at a ceremony today at Queen’s Park.

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