Did you know that Peel has services to support Francophone and French-speaking survivors of violence?
The Peel Violence Against Women(VAW)/French Language Services(FLS) Referral Agreement is to support the Region of Peel's agencies in the VAW sectors to work collaboratively to fulfill the requirement of active offer as outlined in Ontario Regulation 284/11 under the French Language Services Act (FLSA). This agreement partners with OASIS centre des femmes and la Maison d'hébergement pour femmes francophone, who are funded by Ontario's Ministry of Community and Social Services which provide services exclusively in French for women and children who have experienced violence.
All 12 Peel MCSS-VAW service providers that are partners to this agreement, recognize and respect the rights of all French-speaking women who are survivors of violence and their children who witness violence against women to receive services in their own language. This agreement has been created to ensure and enhance the capacity of all MCSS funded VAW services in Peel to address the needs of francophone women and their children.
Book a free workshop with the PCAWA Coordinator today about the referral agreement and how to encourage Francophone and French-speaking survivors to come and feel safe in your agency and make referrals to agencies that provide services in French. This workshop is available to any agency in Peel that may provide services to women who have experienced violence, and after the training, you can become a signatory to the VAW/FLS Referral Agreement. Contact Paula Lam, PCAWA Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-823-3441 today. Training can be done at your agency and is typically 45 min to 1 hour, but is developed based on your needs.
PCAWA is also hosting its annual vigil and shoe memorial event in honour of National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women on Dec 6th, 2016 from 5-6pm at The Great Hall in Mississauga Civic Centre (300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga). In our commitment to supporting Francophone and French-speaking women in Peel, we have our event flyers translated in French. Please share our French language poster for our Dec 6th event and attend our event: