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Registration is now open for Victim Justice Network’s Global Classroom Event November 26, 2020 | 12:30 p.m. E.S.T.

REGISTER NOW! REGISTRATION UPDATE: For those unable to register via the Google Docs page, please note the following information in your calendar and you will be able to participate in the live event:Topic: Victim Justice Network Event
Time: Nov 26, 2020 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Victim Justice Network presents: Criminal Victimization and the Impact of Media Victim Justice Network presents: Criminal Victimization and the Impact of Media About this class TOPIC: Criminal Victimization and the Impact of Media in the Social Media Age on Victims and Survivors of Crime Event Host: Joanne Spicer,

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National Victims and Survivors of Crime Week Global Classroom on November 26, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (EST)

TOPIC: Criminal Victimization and the Impact of Media in the Social Media Age on Victims and Survivors of Crime Event Host: Joanne Spicer, Durham College, Oshawa, Ontario Co-Facilitators/Moderators: Priscilla de Villiers and Peter Sampaio, Victim Justice Network, Ontario Presenters/Speakers: Tamara Cherry, Victim/Survivor Advocate, Pickup CommunicationsDetective Jason Shankaran, Homicide Squad – Major Case Management Section/ViCLAS,

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Deadline Extended to Oct 21, 2020: Call for Nominations – Victims and Survivors of Crime Week 2020 Excellence Awards

As a part of the Victims and Survivors of Crime Week (Victims Week) initiative, the year 2020 will mark the fourth annual presentation of the Justice Canada Excellence in Victim Service Award. In addition, to commemorate the 15th annual Victims Week, the 20th anniversary of the Federal Victims Strategy,

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Gender Equality Week Sept 20 – 26, 2020

The Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women & Children will be joining the conversation during Gender Equality Week through their social media channels. They invite you to learn more about what gender equality means and how it contributes to the prevention of violence against women and children.  Learn more at: https://mailchi.mp/uwo/happy-gender-equality-week?e=753ba52f43

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Sept. 24 webinar: Wilma Derksen’s experiment in forgiveness

Meet Winnipeg author at free CCCA webinar – Thursday, September 24, 2020, noon CT, 1:00 E.S.T.
Wilma Derksen is known across North America for her work addressing the needs of victims and offenders and promoting the issue of restorative justice. She is also known for living an experiment in forgiveness following the 1985 murder of her daughter.

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Statistics Canada Releases Update on Impacts of COVID-19 on Victim Services in Canada

Due to social distancing and restrictions put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, many victim services in Canada had to modify their methods of assisting and supporting victims.  Many physical locations had to close and staff worked primarily from home. Victim services commonly include counselling and crisis services (including sexual assault centres),

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Survey on the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights (CVBR) by the Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime

We are in the process of developing a Progress Report on the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights (CVBR) which we are releasing this Fall. We would like to hear about your experiences related to the CVBR, and so we created a survey to help us gather your views. The survey is anonymous and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

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Pre-register for VJN & OFOVC Webinar — Gender-Based Violence & COVID-19: Strengthening our Pandemic Response June 18, 2020

The Victim Justice Network (VJN) in collaboration with the Office of the Federal Ombudsman present “Gender-Based Violence and COVID-19: Strengthening our Pandemic Response.”  We are pleased to host the authors of two reports recently commissioned by the OFOVC, who will share their research and expertise on this topic.  

During the webinar,

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Webinar Event Hosted by the Office of the Ombudsman for Victims of Crime (OFOVC) and the Victim Justice Network

January 28, 2020 — 1:30 to 3:30 pm (EST) Topic: Removing Barriers and Building Partnerships to Serve Victims across Jurisdictions This webinar, titled Removing Barriers and Building Partnerships to Serve Victims across Jurisdictions, is the first in a three-part series by the Victim Justice Network and the Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime.

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Sexual Violence – African Nova Scotian Perspectives

We wanted to let you know about a new module on the free, online course Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence: A Nova Scotia Resource.  The new module, African Nova Scotian Perspectives on Sexual Violence, was released on Nov 20, 2019. It explores the connections between historical and ongoing racism,

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