A National Summit for the Gender-Based Violence Sector
March 27-30, 2023
Shaw Centre, Ottawa
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What does it mean to “shockproof” communities against spikes in gender-based violence like intimate partner abuse and sexual assault in times of crisis and disaster? It means addressing long-standing gaps in services to prevent violence and equipping everyone to respond to abuse.
The Canadian Women’s Foundation and Women’s Shelters Canada is pleased to present the Shockproofing Communities National Summit, a national summit for gender justice and gender-based violence organizations and leaders, taking place March 27-30, 2023.
This interactive, peer-led event includes a Youth Summit Day, a two-day Summit with in-person and virtual activities, and a NAP on the Hill Day to discuss the National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence with elected officials. This event will bring together more than 500 delegates from gender justice and gender-based violence (GBV) organizations within Canada.
Note: Registration for the in-person events below is now closed.
Shockproofing Communities Reports and Resources
The Canadian Women’s Foundation and its partners have released several reports that are relevant to shockproofing our communities. While these reports address gender-based violence from different angles, they all attempt to answer the question: “How can we better prevent, eliminate, and respond to GBV in times of crisis?”
Watch: Gender-Based Violence in the Climate Crisis
Watch: Toward a Thriving Women and Gender Justice Sector
The Shockproofing Communities project is supported by:
If you are not joining the in-person Shockproofing Communities Summit in Ottawa, please attend our Virtual Summit, taking place on March 28 and 29 on Zoom. Plenary sessions will be livestreamed on Zoom from the stage in Ottawa, and two online sessions are exclusively available for virtual participants. Click here to register for the Virtual Summit.
Read the full program.