Country Canada
Year 2005
Type of Measure Health > Training, Justice > Training, Police > Training
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Sexual violence

Brief Description

Training initiatives include: 

1) training for staff in settlement and counselling agencies, shelters, crisis lines, Partner Assault Response programs, correctional programs, legal aid and Ontario Works offices, prenatal care workers, paramedics and judges, as well as specialized training in francophone and Aboriginal communities to increase their skills in identifying women at risk of violence and providing effective support and referrals to community resources; 

2) convening an expert panel for training of emergency department personnel, English-language and French-language education expert panels and a Neighbours, Friends and Families expert panel; 

3) the first ever Ontario government-led conference on domestic violence, held in November 2005, which featured more than 100 speakers and attended by 550 professionals who discussed best practices in preventing violence and supporting victims

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Canada to the questionnaire on violence against women, 2008