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General Rights of Women Experiencing Interpersonal Violence

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March 21, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Hosted by the Family Care Office and the Community Safety Office, this workshop is led by METRAC – Action on Violence. The workshop is open to all U of T community members who are interested in learning more about laws and supports for women experiencing interpersonal violence. The workshop will give attendees tools and knowledge to support others who are experiencing interpersonal violence and to seek supports if they are experiencing interpersonal violence. The workshop will cover: What are the general rights of women experiencing interpersonal violence, rights of women at work, getting help in court, protection orders, how police become involved, getting legal help, safety planning, supports/ resources that are available.

Riya Thomas is a Law student from the University of Toronto. Riya is doing a placement with Pro Bono Students Canada and METRAC. She will be present with her supervisors, lawyers Andrea Collins-Fitzpatrick and Estella Muyinda, who will be available to answer any questions.

Location: Online – The link will be shared with you via email prior to the session start time or arrangements will be made (see below).

Registration required: University of Toronto students, staff, postdoctoral fellows and faculty are welcome. Partners and family members (including chosen family members) who are co-caregivers with U of T students, staff, postdoctoral fellows and faculty are also welcome to attend. If you have any access needs to ensure your full participation in this event, please contact the Family Care Office and we will try our best to work with you and make appropriate arrangements.

If it feels safe for you to register online, register directly on Zoom here with the email address associated with your Zoom account. The session will be a Zoom meeting. Registrants can also arrange to attend by phoning Natasja VanderBerg at 416-946-0687 or stopping by the Family Care Office at 215 Huron, 6th floor and speaking to Natasja.


Additional Information: See Metrac’s website for internet safety tips as well as Community Safety’s safety tips. Your activities on the internet can be tracked by somebody who wants to control you or find out what you’ve been doing online. The suggestions on Metrac’s site can help you cover your tracks as you use the internet. Please remember that none of these suggestions can protect you completely and you may want to use more than one suggestion.





Community Safety Office
Family Care Office