End Abuse Now is the website of the Grey Bruce Domestic Violence Coordinating Committee. It provides information, resources and links for all members of the community on abuse and how we can work together to end it. We are always interested in your questions, feedback or ideas on how to make families, relationships and our communities safe and strong. Contact us or look for ways to work within your circle of friends and family to end abuse now.
All through the month of November we are 'Shining the Light on Woman Abuse' by wearing purple and decorating our homes and offices with the colour purple - the colour that symbolizes courage, survival and honour. The Shine the Light campaign coincides with the province of Ontario declaring November 'Woman Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month.
Women's House Serving Bruce and Grey and the Women's Centre (Grey & Bruce) encourage everyone to wear purple and raise awareness about Violence Against Women - especially the week of November 15 - 22nd!
The fourth annual Grey Bruce One World Festival is on May 23th 2014. http://www.greybruceoneworldfestival.org This year there will be a celebration of diversity and inclusion at Owen Sound Market Square, just behind City Hall during the day. Details are posted at www.greybruceoneworldfestival.org This is a free event with music, dance, cultural displays, food and activities for people of all ages.
Domestic violence is everyone's business. Workplaces in Grey and Bruce are taking the lead to protect their employees from risk of harm related to acts of domestic violence by joining the Grey Bruce Workplace Champion Campaign. The fourth annual Workplace Champions Celebration takes place on February 15th at the Men's Program office (925 2nd Ave East, Owen Sound) starting at 10:00 a.m. All are welcome.
Community Reponse Protocol: A Coordinated and Collaborative Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence in Grey and Bruce
The Community Response Protocol for a Coordinated and Collaborative Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence was launched November 25th at the Plex in Port Elgin.
Counting Women In: A Toolkit for Rural Action on Poverty
This action toolkit includes five strategies to make poverty more visible in rural communities and to build hope for change. Each strategy is accompanied by tools that were developed and piloted in Grey, Bruce, Huron and Perth with women and service providers. The stratagies are: Gather Women and Communities, Getting the Facts - Community Report Cards, Celebrating Women - Community Arts Project, Engaging Municipal Government, and Building Partnerships.
Submitted by GBDVCC on Thu, 2009-08-13 22:57.
The Inclusive Communities Committee, a subcommittee of the Grey Bruce Violence Prevention Coordinating Committee is holding free workshops for agencies and workplaces in the Grey and Bruce to build more inclusive communities and workplaces. To date seven very successful workshops have taken place with community organizations in Grey and Bruce.
Submitted by GBDVCC on Tue, 2009-01-13 21:59.
Final Report: No Wrong Door - Creating a Collaborative Rural Response for Women with Abuse, Mental Health and Addictions Issues
The Mental Health, Addictions and Abuse subcommittee of the GBVPCC has released the final report No Wrong Door - Creating a Collaborative Rural Response for Women with Abuse, Mental Health and Addictions Issues.
This report is the result of a one year research and community development project funded by the Ontario Victim Services Secretariat, Ministry of the Attorney General.
The objectives of the project were: