Resources


Below are some links to resources that may be useful for KFACC members and affiliates.

Domestic Violence Death Review Committee 2013-14 Annual Report
Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario, October 2015

Honor Our Voices
A unique online learning module providing you with the opportunity to see domestic violence through the eyes and voices of children. The purpose of this learning module is to create a multi-pronged response to increase the awareness and sensitivity of shelter advocates and other social service providers to the needs of children and suggest promising ways of enhancing services for children exposed to domestic violence.

Social Media and Sexual Violence Conference
Faculty of Education at Western University, November 2013.
Featured speakers included Carol Todd, mother of Amanda Todd, and Jackson Katz.

Critical Connections: Where Woman Abuse and Child Safety Intersect
A Practice
 © OACAS, March 2010

Reducing the Risk of Lethal Violence
Hamilton February 2010. Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women and Children

Ontario Women’s Directorate
Developing a Response to Sexual Violence – A Resource Guide for Ontario’s Colleges and Universities

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Sexual violence is a serious problem in Ontario communities and our campuses are not immune. The government and Ontario’s colleges and universities share a commitment to campus environments where students can pursue fulfilling academic careers and social lives, free of sexual violence.
This guide was developed with input from organizations, associations and individuals in the postsecondary and violence against women sectors. It provides practical information and resources that can be used to increase the campus community’s understanding of sexual violence and to develop sexual violence prevention policies and response protocols.
The guide can help institutions that are just beginning to develop policies and protocols and others that are looking to expand or enhance their efforts.

The White Ribbon Campaign (WRC)
Issue Brief: Engaging Men and Boys to Reduce and Prevent Gender-Based Violence
This Issue Brief was commissioned to provide an overview of efforts to engage men of all ages in efforts to reduce and prevent gender-based violence in Canada and around the world. Engaging men and boys is an essential component of realizing transformative change on the issue of gender-based violence. The Issue Brief examines the many dimensions of gender-based violence; impacts on communities of interest; the evidence base, frameworks, strategies and positive roles men can play; and finally some of the risks, limitations and additional considerations in this field of work.

Ontario Domestic Violence Action Plan
On December 13, 2004, Premier Dalton McGuinty and Sandra Pupatello, Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues, announced the government’s comprehensive plan to help women and children live free from fear of domestic violence.

DV Action Plan UPDATE
An Update on the Domestic Violence Action Plan focuses on key initiatives undertaken since the launch of the government’s Domestic Violence Action Plan in 2007.

Little Eyes, Little Ears: How Violence Against a Mother Shapes Children as they Grow
A resource for anyone looking to understand how children experience violence against their mothers and how those experiences may shape them as they grow, from infancy to adolescence. Funded by the National Clearinghouse on Family Violence, Public Health Agency of Canada. Topics addressed include facts & figures, ten ways a child can be changed by living with violence at home, and some myths about woman abuse and children. This is a concise source of information for helping professionals, volunteers or students.

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
Have You Been a Victim of Crime? What’s Next…Information and Resources for Victims of Crime in Ontario
This handbook is for victims of violent crime and the people who support them. It includes information about victims’ rights, places to go for help, and the criminal justice system. This information will help victims to understand what to expect and how to make sure their rights are respected.

Child Abuse Protocol for Kingston and Frontenac
In 2009, the Frontenac Children’s Aid Society, area Police services and their community partners launched a Child Abuse Protocol for Kingston and Frontenac. Although this protocol is not a KFACC document, the committee supports the ideas and motivations underlying the effort to grow and strengthen the services available for area children in crisis.

Kingston Police Force
Plan Your Safety… A Guide to Get You Started
In the fall of 2009, the Kingston Police issued a guide to help women develop their own safety plan to help them escape their abusive partners.

Surviving the System Handbook
The Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women and Children has produced a guide through the legal system for survivors of sexual assault.

Statement to the Legislature
Minister Deb Matthews presented the following statement in honour of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, May 2009.

Sexual Violence and Social Media Building a Framework for Prevention
Sexual Violence and Social Media: Building a Framework for Prevention explores the relationship between sexual violence and social media with a focus on youth. This Ottawa-based project includes five parts: 1. A review of literature on sexual violence, social media, and youth; 2. A survey of Ontario stakeholders; 3. interviews with Ottawa-based participants; 4. A scan of social media sites; and 5. A summary of a community forum and breakout group discussions of preliminary research findings. The research aims to investigate the relationship between sexual violence and social media among youth. It also offers recommendations to help stimulate discussions about prevention programming and evaluation in Ottawa.

Service en Francais
Agencies within KFACC that provide services in French

Aboriginal Community Action Violence Prevention Resource Guide

Neighbours, Friends & Families Ontario Community Links

It Starts With You
It starts with you. It stays with him. is an online-based, social media campaign developed by the White Ribbon Canada and Le Centre ontarien de prévention des agressions to inspire men to promote healthy, equal relationships with the boys in their lives. Helping young people achieve consent, set boundaries, value people of all genders and use respectful communication in all their relationships is something we can all do.

Violence Against Women with disAbilities and Deaf women
An under-recognized, under-researched and under-resourced social and health concern. View statistics on its incidence and prevalence globally and in Canada, as well as resources on the types of violence experienced, its consequences including trauma, and barriers to disclosure and support encountered by women. Also available are reports on policy, promising practices, support services and prevention initiatives. The layered realities are captured in articles on the multiple oppressions experienced by Aboriginal women with disabilities, ableism as a form of violence, and audits reflecting the experiences of women with disAbilities and Deaf women.

Ontario Association of Interval & Transition Houses (OAITH)
Membership includes first stage emergency shelters for abused women and their children, second stages housing programs and community-based women’s service organizations.

Kid’s Help Phone
Each year, counsellors at Kids Help Phone help millions of kids across Canada. They talk about families, friends, health, and hundreds of other things that kids face. There is no problem too big or too small.

Male Survivor
MaleSurvivor provides critical resources to male survivors of sexual trauma and all their partners in recovery by building communities of Hope, Healing, & Support.

Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC)
METRAC works with individuals, communities and institutions to change ideas, actions and policies with the goal of ending violence against women and youth.

Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres
The Coalition recognizes that violence against women is one of the strongest indicators of prevailing societal attitudes towards women. Our membership includes sexual assault centres from across Ontario, offering counselling, information and support services to survivors of sexual violence, including childhood sexual abuse and incest.
As of 2013, 26 of Ontario’s 30 English-language Sexual Assault Centres are members of OCRCC.

Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care and Treatment Centres
Established by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in 1993, the Network provides leadership and support to 35 hospital-based sexual assault and domestic violence treatment centres across Ontario.

Statistics Canada

Stop Bullying Now
We can reduce bullying. We can help children and teens who have been bullied. This website has ideas for schools, for parents, and for young people.

Be Web Aware
A national, bilingual public education program on Internet safety. The initiative was developed and supported by MediaSmarts, Bell and Microsoft Canada.

White Ribbon Campaign
White Ribbon positively engages men, young men and boys through relevant educational programming that challenges language and behaviours, as well as harmful ideas of manhood that lead to violence against women.

World Health Organization (WHO) Violence Against Women
The United Nations defines violence against women as any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.

Shelternet
We at shelter net have been serving the feminine community for the past decade; we have helped many women get the rights they deserve helping them in all the legal matters.

Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario Best Practices
here are currently 50 published guidelines as well as a toolkit and educator’s resource to support implementation.

Elder Abuse Ontario
a provincial, charitable, non-profit organization focused on supporting the implementation of The Ontario Strategy to Combat Elder Abuse and has been doing so since 2002.

National Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence
Supporting safe family environments in our Aboriginal communities,the National Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence (NACAFV) is an organization dedicated to supporting our hardworking front-line workers in shelters and transition houses across the country.

The Centre for Children & Families in the Justice System
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