Opening Doors: Towards Inclusive and Affirming Gender-Based Violence Supports

Join us for the launch of YWCA Canada’s national research report as we unpack what meaningful investments in gender-based violence prevention and response should look like across Canada.

A powerful online discussion on meaningful investments in GBV prevention and survivor-led responses across Canada.

This panel discussion brings together frontline service providers and community-based organizations to discuss inclusive survivor-centered models of care and service delivery that recognize and respond to the distinct needs of every gender-based violence survivor, particularly those who face increased barriers to safety.

This event is free. Closed captioning and live French interpretation will be provided.

REGISTER NOW  to secure your spot and be part of this important conversation on Wed, Sep 27, 2023 at 11:30 AM (EDT). A recording will be made available after the event.

Whether you’re a survivor, an advocate, or simply interested in learning more, this event is for you. Together, let’s work towards a future where everyone feels safe, supported, and empowered.

Presented by YWCA Canada. Featured speakers include:

  • Nneka MacGregor (Executive Director, WomenatthecentrE)
  • Amy FitzGerald (Executive Director, BC Society of Transition Houses)
  • Amy Deschamps (Director – Housing and Gender-Based Violence Support Services, YWCA Hamilton)
  • Jolin Joseph (Manager – Research, Education and Knowledge Mobilization, YWCA Canada)

Read the Report – What We Heard: Survivor-Led Strategies to Inform the Implementation of Canada’s National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence 


Sep 27 2023


11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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