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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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Victim Justice Network Presents at the National Victims and Survivors of Crime Awareness Week 2017 Event in Calgary, Alberta

In recognition of National Victims and Survivors of Crime Awareness Week 2017, the Victim Justice Network delivered a presentation at the Federal Symposium in Calgary, Alberta on Resilience and Victims of Violence, an ongoing research project in partnership with Algonquin College located in Ottawa, Ontario.

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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. 

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Register now: Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Conference!

Earlybird registration is now open for the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Conference.

The conference from October 18 to October19 in London, Ont. is for policy makers and mental health, justice and social service professionals involved in the prevention, assessment, management and safety planning for domestic violence and domestic homicide.

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Participate in preliminary inquiry survey by April 30

First and foremost, thank you for participating in this e-survey that seeks to obtain your individual views on various aspects of the preliminary inquiry, as well as the purpose, functions and/or values it serves in the criminal justice process.

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Register now: Police Victim Services of B.C. training symposium

The Police Victim Services of British Columbia is gearing up to host their annual training symposium later this month.

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Rapport: Globe and Mail sur ce projet de recherche innovant

Dans une nouvelle étude, un partenariat entre le Collège Algonquin et le Réseau de justice aux victimes, examine la résilience des victimes des crimes violents. L’étude demande aux participants comment ils ont géré le traumatisme et la tragédie, et comment ils ont trouvé l’appui et les forces personnelles. (L’article est disponible en anglais seulement).

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‘Post-traumatic growth’: Researchers look at resilience and victims of violent crime

Resilience is a hot topic. And while it suggests bounce or elasticity, resilience means something different for every victim of violence, says Benjamin Roebuck, professor and co-ordinator of  Algonquin’s graduate victimology program who is leading the study, which won a $207,000 grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

The research team includes representatives from a number of victims’ groups including Victim Justice Network, the Office of Victims of Crime, the Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime, and Victims of Violence.

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Globe and Mail Article Reports on Innovative Research Project

A new study, launched in partnership with the Victim Justice Network, is trying to learn what makes victims of violent crime resilient. The study, conducted by researchers from Algonquin College and the University of Ottawa, is asking participants how they coped after trauma and tragedy, and how they found support and inner strength.

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