We NEED to keep pushing for judicial education on sexual assault
Bill C-337 would ensure lawyers commit to mandatory sexual assault training before becoming federal judges. The bill did not make it past the Senate before the current session ended but all parties have committed to including Bill-337 in their 2019 election platforms.
Meanwhile there is another way to push for access to better justice for survivors; bring the legislation home to your province or territory. Urge your representative to adopt mandatory education on sexual assault for lawyers applying to become provincial or territorial judges. Sign this letter for your representative.
Together we can continue to support survivors of sexual violence and build the gender equality movement in Canada.
Group programming for women starts up again:
Date and Time: September 5, 1:30 – 3:30
You must have completed one intake session with an SSAIC counsellor in order to participate.
September 30 is Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters
SSAIC recognizes the importance of the colonial legacy and the impacts of Residential schools. September 30 was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools.
Orange Shirt Day is also an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come. Get involved – find out more