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Reprinted with permission from Students exploring inequality in Canada, Memorial University

Domestic violence is a very common occurrence in today’s society and is one of the many inequalities in Canada. Domestic violence and emotional abuse are behaviours used by one person in a relationship to control the other. In many cases, it is assumed the woman is being victimized but in fact, women can often be just as violent as men.

 

Most racial or religious hate crimes in Canada involve only mischief, but violence occurs in two-thirds of the incidents in which sexual orientation is the key factor, new data released Thursday suggest.

Reprinted with permission from the Canadian Women's Foundation, and can be found at www.canadianwomen.org

At the Canadian Women’s Foundation, our vision is for all women in Canada to live free from violence.

That’s why we invest in violence prevention programs that teach teens how to create safe and healthy relationships. It’s why we help women who are in immediate danger by funding more than 450 emergency shelters across Canada. We also help women to rebuild their lives after escaping violence, through interest-free loans and other programs....

Students raised the issue of preventing sexual violence on campuses in the province during Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s recent 10-day tour of colleges and universities.

“Sexual violence and harassment is a reality in every community in this province,” Wynne said in a statement. “In every workplace, every campus, every context, we can and must do better.”

Diane George says the abuse in her five-year relationship began slowly.

During their relaionship, he squeezed her leg, hit her with the television remote and whipped her with a wet towel. She thought he was just in a bad mood, she said.

The cost of crime in Canada has soared to the all-time high of $85 billion while crime rates continued to fall, according to a report released by the Fraser Institute.

The report written by Stephen Easton, Hilary Furness and Paul Brantingham says the cost of crime has increased from $42.4 billion in 1998.

Recorded on April 10, 2014 - In support of National Victims of Crime Awareness Week from April 7th to 11th, this webinar will provide an overview of the application of Victim Impact Statements in the criminal justice system in Canada, how it has evolved over the past 10 years, and what to look for in the future. The webinar is hosted by the Victim Justice Network, a non-profit national organization whose mission is to establish an online-based network to better serve and support victims of crime.

Disclaimer: Welcome to our Find Help listing of services that provide help for victims of crime.  This listing represents only a subset of the many services and supports available to Canadians across Canada and we hope it is helpful for users of the Victim Justice Network site.  For a more comprehensive listing of services helping victims through all stages of their needs, we do encourage you to avail yourselves of your local 211 phone or online services or, alternatively, of your regional community services listings most of which are included in this site under Information and Referral.  The services listed on this site are based on the most recent information available on those services' individual websites in mid-2015.  We will endeavour to review these annually for accuracy and any changes or discontinuation of service.

Décharge: Voici notre liste des services Find Help visant à aider les victimes de crime. Cette liste ne représente qu’une partie des nombreux services et soutiens mis à la disposition des Canadiens dans tout le pays. Nous espérons qu’elle sera utile aux utilisateurs du site de Victim Justice Network. Si vous souhaitez en obtenir une plus complète, à quelque niveau des besoins des victimes que ce soit, n’hésitez pas à appeler votre numéro local 211 ou à utiliser des services en ligne ou encore les listes de services communautaires régionaux, services qui, pour la plupart, sont indiqués sur ce site sous la rubrique Information and Referral. Ces services ont été relevés dans les toutes dernières informations disponibles à la mi-2015 sur les sites pertinents. Nous nous efforcerons de les revoir chaque année pour qu’ils restent à jour.