Welcome to Neighbours Friends and Families

Neighbours, Friends and Families is a public education campaign to raise awareness of the signs of woman abuse so that those close to an at-risk woman
or an abusive man can help. It engages the power of everyday relationships to
help keep women and their children safe.

As a society, each and every one of us is part of ending domestic violence. What role do you play? Start by knowing how to support a friend or family member who may be experiencing domestic violence. By doing so, you are building a supportive community for survivors of domestic violence and helping overcome stigma.

Coming Events

Back to the basics: Learning how to recognize and respond to domestic violence
March 8th, 2021 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST
Barb MacQuarrie | Community Director, CREVAWC
Margaret MacPherson | Research Associate, CREVAWC

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community talks afraid of the dark by guyleigh johnson
Community Talks: Afraid of the Dark with Guyleigh Johnson
Tuesday, March 9 2021
3:30 pm -5:00 pm EST

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Research Briefs

Neighbours, Friends and Family research briefs aim to educate and inform others about gender-based violence and abuse against women. The reports will be easily available online and written in clear language that ensures they are accessible to the general public. Our aim is to both educate and inspire action so that readers understand we all have a role to play in ending violence against women. View briefs here.

Neighbours, Friends & Families Blog

Women Are Vital to COVID-19 Recovery Plans

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Most of us have never lived through a time like this. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected lives around the globe, and is arguably the most serious health crisis Canada has ever faced. Beyond the health concerns, this past year has exposed massive cracks in our society. The pandemic has disproportionately affected women, vulnerable people, and those already marginalized. It has exasperated the challenges of people who were already struggling. Stories, studies and research show us that women have been deeply affected in a variety of ways.


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