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Why is it important to include training on the violence link for judges?"First, it is essential that judges who will be deliberating in cases of sexual violence have a contextual understanding of its realtion to domestic violence and other forms of violence in the home, including violence against companion animals.We have GREAT news to share!The Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs accepts Humane Canada's proposal to include violence link training for the judiciary. Bill C-3, An Act to Amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code, which focuses on sexual training for judges, passed committee and will now go on to third reading at the Senate.We thank Dr. Amy Fitzgerald, member of the Canadian Violence Link Coalition Steering Committee, and Dr. Betty Barrett for witnessing at the Bill's hearing yesterday, and presenting in part on our behalf.We will keep you updated in every step of the way ... See MoreSee Less
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This month's Lunch, Listen and Learn will feature Danielle Goward, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist & Personal Trainer talking about Wellness from a Holistic Perspective. Be sure to email e.alberton@womenscontact.org to receive a link. We are making the switch over to MS Teams this month, so you'll just need to click the link and it will work either in-app or through your browser. Hope to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less
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