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Until Next Time

posted by Georgina de Barros

At the most recent Coalition of Muslim Women of KW Women Who Inspire awards gala, KW Counselling was proud to receive their “Friend of CMW” Award. The timing of this Award was partially to commemorate the beginning of a new chapter in our partnership with Coalition of Muslim Women (CMW).

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Alvis P. Stayt

posted by Scott Williams

Each year International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8. The first International Women’s Day was held in 1911. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organisations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women’s groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day. The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is “Make it Happen.” The day represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women and also advocate for greater equality. Today, we happily #PaintItPurple in support of the work of women and women’s rights.

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Promising Practices to Prevent Violence Against Women

posted by Leslie Josling

On January 29, 2015, I had the opportunity to make a presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women in Ottawa. I was honoured to be asked to share some of my thoughts and insights about how we can improve our response to abused women and their children in Canada. I wore two hats during my presentation: both as the Executive Director of KW Counselling Services and as the Co-Chair for the Violence Against Women (VAW) Forum of Central Ontario.

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