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2 Neighbours, Friends and Families Grey Bruce Campaign November 2007 March 2008

3 Neighbours, Friends and Families is a campaign to raise awareness of the signs of woman abuse so that people who are close to an at-risk woman or abusive man can help

4 Death Review Committee Findings 2004 ….in response to high risk cases, friends, neighbours, family and coworkers have an essential role to play as part of a wider coordinated community response.

5 Neighbours, Friends and Families A project of the Grey Bruce Domestic Violence Coordinating Committee, in partnership with: the Ontario Government, the Ontario Women’s Directorate, the Expert Panel on Neighbours, Friends and Families, and the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children A project of the Grey Bruce Domestic Violence Coordinating Committee, in partnership with: the Ontario Government, the Ontario Women’s Directorate, the Expert Panel on Neighbours, Friends and Families, and the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children

6 Neighbours, Friends and Families have a crucial role to play in preventing woman abuse Everyone can learn about the warning signs of woman abuse and learn how to help You can help by reading the brochures and safety cards and by making them available to people you know

7 Communities working together can make a difference in abused women’s and children’s lives Talking to abusive men is critical to ending woman abuse Abusive behaviour won’t go away by itself. There are services in Grey Bruce to help men who abuse

8 Everyone in Grey Bruce can… Learn to recognize warning signs and high risk factors and take them seriously Support abused women and abusive men by talking to them and making sure they know about community supports Get involved to prevent violence. It’s just like like getting involved when someone is drinking and driving Contact local service providers or the Assaulted Women’s Helpline if you need help dealing with the issue. Call the police in an emergency

9 How the Campaign Works Champions, Networks and Connections

10 Community Champions Our Community Champions are the heart of the Grey Bruce NFF Campaign. We are honoured to have sixteen volunteer Community Champions to start the campaign. By the end of the campaign there will be many more.

11 Community Champions The campaign will engage both men and women as Community Champions. We know that men are an untapped resource for violence prevention. We know that the issue of woman abuse affects men as deeply and as often as women. The campaign will engage both men and women as Community Champions. We know that men are an untapped resource for violence prevention. We know that the issue of woman abuse affects men as deeply and as often as women.

12 Our Community Champions From all walks of life they bring their knowledge and their commitment to end violence against women

13 Networks and Connections How small groups of people make big things happen. Everyone can do something, and everything makes a difference How small groups of people make big things happen. Everyone can do something, and everything makes a difference

14 Start with who you know – Identify the people and groups you would like to introduce to NFF Your brother & sister You Your Board of Directors Your Workplace Professional Association School Council Soccer Club Your best friend Book Club

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16 Grey Bruce Campaign Plans Deputations to County and Municipal governments Delegation to Bluewater Board of Education Presentation to Grey Bruce Labour Council Outreach to faith communities and ministerial association Deputations to County and Municipal governments Delegation to Bluewater Board of Education Presentation to Grey Bruce Labour Council Outreach to faith communities and ministerial association

17 Campaign Plans Lunch and learn (at GBHS and OPG) Presentations at major employers Engage Georgian College faculty and students Presentation to South East Grey Community Outreach Board of Directors Lunch and learn (at GBHS and OPG) Presentations at major employers Engage Georgian College faculty and students Presentation to South East Grey Community Outreach Board of Directors

18 Campaign Plans Community Meetings (Paisley, Tobermory) Men talk to men about violence prevention: sports clubs and service clubs. Presentations to Women’s service groups. Grey Bruce Domestic Violence Coordinating Committee member agency training (30 community agencies ) Community Meetings (Paisley, Tobermory) Men talk to men about violence prevention: sports clubs and service clubs. Presentations to Women’s service groups. Grey Bruce Domestic Violence Coordinating Committee member agency training (30 community agencies )

19 Campaign Plans Launch of the Aboriginal Campaign: Kanawayhitowin (Taking Care of Each Other’s Spirits) Community meetings at M’Wikwedong, Nawash and Saugeen First Nations. Shared learning: NFF and Kanawayhitowin Launch of the Aboriginal Campaign: Kanawayhitowin (Taking Care of Each Other’s Spirits) Community meetings at M’Wikwedong, Nawash and Saugeen First Nations. Shared learning: NFF and Kanawayhitowin

20 Campaign Plans Information on Distribution of campaign materials through community agencies Articles and stories for the local press Public Service Announcements (radio, TV, Cable) Information on Distribution of campaign materials through community agencies Articles and stories for the local press Public Service Announcements (radio, TV, Cable)

21 The Grey Bruce Campaign will: neighbours, friends and families recognize abuse, understand the warning signs, and know what action to take. Help neighbours, friends and families recognize abuse, understand the warning signs, and know what action to take. Generate community discussions and a groundswell of interest in rural strategies to prevent violence. Generate community discussions and a groundswell of interest in rural strategies to prevent violence. Engage men in new ways to explore their unique possibilities for violence prevention. Engage men in new ways to explore their unique possibilities for violence prevention. Provide tools, support and resources so neighbours, friends and families can effectively and safely respond to woman abuse. Provide tools, support and resources so neighbours, friends and families can effectively and safely respond to woman abuse.

22 Thanks! Our Community Champions CAS of Owen Sound and the County of Grey Ministry of Community and Social Services Women’s House Serving Bruce and Grey Local media for their support of the campaign Our Community Champions CAS of Owen Sound and the County of Grey Ministry of Community and Social Services Women’s House Serving Bruce and Grey Local media for their support of the campaign


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