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

Human Trafficking Series


Beginning March 29, 2021
What do working conditions, consent, and healthy relationships have in common? How can I stay safe? What can my friends and family do to help eliminate human trafficking? What can I do? In our Healthy Talks Introduction to Human Trafficking Series we answer these and other questions you may not have even thought about! Learn more on the Human Trafficking Series page


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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  • Sad, lonely, withdrawn, and afraid behaviour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.


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