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Submission to the Provincial Consultation on Health and Physical Education

December 14th, 2018 To the Government of Ontario, Ministry of Education, and Minister of Education. Re: the Health and Physical Education Curriculum…

Marking Human Rights Day With Difficult Questions

On December 10th 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is a short document, just eight pages…

Supports for LGBTQ2S+ folks

By Joan Beecroft “Family For All” is PFLAG Canada’s newly-minted slogan, and that’s just what we are. The letters originally stood for…

Will Preventing Violence Lower Addiction Rates?

It is a sad reality that when a person has been hurt, they are more likely to be hurt again. We understand…

What is Rape Culture and How Do We Change It?

By Rosanne Roy Do you believe that ‘sex is something that men get and something women give’? There is so much innuendo…

Marking the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Women are dying. More specifically, they are being killed by men. Every year on December 6th, individuals and organizations across Canada take…

Learning About and Dismantling Patriarchy

The word patriarchy is coming up more and more frequently but many people don’t understand what it is, what it looks like,…

Real Life Implications of Cyber Violence

By Kaitlyn Neath Canadians ages 18-34 spend an average of almost 5 hours per day online. That’s a lot of time –…

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities

If we asked the question “what are you able to do”, what would you say? The odds are that no two readers…

Profile: Victim Services Bruce-Grey-Perth

A police officer is standing there. His lips are moving, and she hears some of the words, “John”, “accident”, “sorry for your…

World AIDS Day

AIDS was first recognized in the early 1980s with the first case in Canada reported in 1982. AIDS stands for Acquired Immune…

How Stories Teach Us to Live Our Lives

Human beings learn by example. The stories that we’re told as children, through the media, and from our friends and family shape…

Celebrating Women’s Rights Defenders

November 29th is International Women Human Rights Defenders Day. Grey and Bruce counties have long histories of women standing up for the…

Talking About Sexual Violence

One in three Canadian women and one in six Canadian men will experience sexual violence in their lifetimes but the number of…

Profile: Women’s House Serving Bruce and Grey

By Bernice Connell The Canadian Women’s Foundation reports that ‘on any given day in Canada, more than 3,300 women (along with their…

Profile: The Women’s Centre

In an ideal world, violence would not exist. The unfortunate reality, however, is that violence is common. In cases of domestic violence…

The International Day Against Violence Against Women

Ignoring a problem is no way to fix it. Whether we’re talking about vehicles, houses, or relationships. The only way to fix…

Join us to commemorate Dec 6 in Owen Sound

On December 6th, 1989 a gunman entered École Polytechnique in Montreal, separated classes by sex, and selectively shot 28 people, murdering 14…

Sisters in Spirit Vigil Planned for Owen Sound

Since 2006, communities across Canada have marked October 4th with Sisters in Spirit vigils to bring awareness to the issue of missing…

VPGB Proudly Supporting Truth & Reconciliation: Weaving Paths Forward with Dennis Windego

Violence Prevention Grey Bruce is proud to support the upcoming Truth & Reconciliation:Weaving Paths Forward workshops with Dennis Windego. Weaving Paths Forward Community Conference…

Domestic and Sexual Violence Protocol Updated

On Thursday June 21, Violence Prevention Grey Bruce launched an updated community response protocol to sexual and domestic violence in Grey and…

Media Advisory – VPGB Launches Revised Protocol

On June 21st at 1pm, Violence Prevention Grey Bruce will launch the latest community response protocol to domestic and sexual violence. The event…

Grey Bruce Pride Events Celebrate Pride Month

There are events going on throughout June to celebrate Pride Month in Grey Bruce. Here’s an event list courtesy of Grey Bruce…

VPGB Partners with Bayshore Broadcasting for Radio Editorial

On Thursday May 24th, Bayshore Broadcasting aired a Making Waves segment written and voiced by Jon Farmer – coordinator of Violence Prevention…

VPGB Talks Sexual Violence on the Open Line

We joined Claie McCormack on the 560 CFOS Open Line back in May to talk about the STOP SV survey and its…

Committee Launches May Sexual Violence Prevention Campaign

Sexual violence is a problem. One in six women and one in five men will experience some form of sexual violence in…

It is Time to Believe Survivors

April 3rd is the day against victim blaming and another reminder that it is time to believe survivors. The last 6 months…

Website Update

Violence Prevention Grey Bruce have added a new section to our website. You can now find all of our most recent letters,…

Violence Prevention Grey Bruce Announces New Coordinator

Violence Prevention Grey Bruce is pleased to announce the hiring of Jon Farmer as its new coordinator. Farmer fills the vacancy left…

Correcting Misconceptions About Sexual Violence

I’m writing on behalf of Violence Prevention Grey Bruce – the coordinating committee of agencies and groups working in violence prevention locally…

Be Our Ally: Theatre Against Homophobia

Violence Prevention Grey Bruce is proud to support local arts organization Sheatre by hosting the final performance of Be Our Ally on…

Building Safe Communities with Seniors

All are welcome to attend a one day Community Forum on Elder Abuse March 1, 2017 at the Chesley Community Centre 9:30…

Into The Open: Art for Change Workshop

Violence Prevention Grey Bruce is recruiting 60 community participants for a free arts initiative inspired by the theme “Into the Open –…

We are leading the way to a safer community.

Our shared vision is an inclusive community where all people live their lives free from all forms of violence and oppression, and have equal access to the best of what the community has to offer.

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