Neighbours, Friends and Families | Public Education Campaign

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. 

Share Your Story

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Survivors and family members of those who have been victims of domestic violence often find it healing to share their stories. If you would like to share your story of domestic violence, we can offer you a safe and supportive space to do so. If you would like to write about your own experience, we can respectfully and gently work with you to craft a piece that you are comfortable sharing. Click here to learn more about how you can share your story

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How you help end domestic violence, could be as simple as knowing what to look for and paying attention to your loved ones. Warning signs of domestic violence include:

  • Sad, lonely, withdrawn, and afraid behaviour
  • Nervous talking around partner
  • Making last-minute excuses about why they cannot meet you
  • Often sick and missing work
  • Using drugs or alcohol to cope
  • Trying to hide or make excuses for bruises or injuries


Don’t judge. Instead, privately check-in with the individual to see what support they need.


NFF Youth Blog: 16 Days of Activism

December 10, 2021
16 Days of Activism begins November 25 which marks the International Day for Violence Against Women and runs until December 10, Human Rights Day. ...

NFF Youth Blog: The National Day of Remembrance and Action of Violence Against Women

December 06, 2021
One late afternoon, a 25-year-old gunman carrying a semi-automatic assault rifle entered the École Polytechnique in Montréal. After ...

NFF Youth Blog: Day of the Girl

October 26, 2021
If you are anything like me, you scrolled through Instagram, Tik-Tok, and Facebook on October 11th to be met repeatedly with the hashtag ...