November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month

Services for Women Experiencing Violence Communities across Ontario offer services to women of all ages who have experienced, live with, or are in fear of violence. All of these services are free and confidential. Action ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes offers a list of French-language and bilingual services throughout the province. Assaulted Women’s…

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World Kindness Day – November 13

“If you wake up every day hoping to influence just one person’s life, you never know the ripple effect it could have on the world.” http://www.randomactsofkindness.org/world-kindness-day

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National Senior Safety Week – Drug Safety for Seniors

Many older Canadians are on multiple medications to treat a wide spectrum of ailments and improve quality of life. But without taking proper precautions, these life-saving and life-improving drugs can cause sickness and premature death. Nearly two-thirds of Canadians ages 65 and up are taking five or more types of prescription medication every year. One…

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National Community Safety and Crime Prevention Month

November is National Community Safety and Crime Prevention Month, and the Canada Safety Council encourages all Canadians to reach out to their neighbours this month. “When you take the time to know your neighbours, not only will you probably be healthier and happier for it, your efforts will also make the community safer for everyone,”…

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International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day – Saturday November 22, 2014

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day can change your life. It’s the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope.  This year’s gatherings will include a screening of the…

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Traumatic Loss Workshop with Jack Jordan – Friday November 21, 2014

Bereavement after the sudden, unexpected, and violent death of a loved one can create one of the most difficult loss trajectories. This workshop will provide an overview and update of the effects on individuals and families of traumatic deaths such as suicides, homicides, and accidental deaths. After a brief review of new bereavement models and…

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8 things to think about immediately following a traumatic loss

Start gathering your support system around you. You will want to and need to express strong feelings about what happened and how you feel. It isn’t healthy to suppress these urges. Having trusted family and friends around who can listen and share memories will be important now. Have a support member start notifying the people…

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School Trip Safety – National School Safety Week – Oct. 17 – 23, 2014

October 17th – 23rd is National School Safety Week, and the Canada Safety Council wishes to remind parents to remain actively involved in field trip risk management. “Parents need to be informed because every year we have tragedies that happen on school trips,” says Raynald Marchand, Programs Manager at Canada Safety Council. Field trips can be…

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National School Safety Week: Helping youth define ‘normal’ online

Electronic devices such as smartphones can make communication faster and more efficient, but can also easily become channels for aggressive, hurtful or harassing behaviours. In February 2011, the Canada Safety Council partnered with the Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network (PREVNet) to survey Canadian students, Grades 5 – 11, and gain insight into online behaviours…

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Don’t Just Stand There – Do Something

A community where people intervene for the good of others is a safer community. “The Bystander Effect” Over forty years ago, Kitty Genovese was attacked and murdered outside her New York City apartment building. Thirty-eight people heard her calls for help as they watched from behind their apartment windows. The attack lasted more than half…

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