Build your capacity to end violence by accessing our services for individuals, students, community groups, educators, service providers, organizations, planners, developers and institutions.
We provide consultation services including:
Contact us about your needs. Email [email protected] or call 416-392-3135.
Online information and resources on family law for women: visit the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) website
Online information on topics related to women and youth experiencing violence: visit the Ontario Women’s Justice Network website
For legal information questions: contact us at [email protected] or 416-392-9138. Note: we do not provide legal advice or representation. If you need legal advice, contact a lawyer or a community legal clinic. You may also contact Legal Aid Ontario to find out if you are eligible for free legal services. We can assist you with these and other resources.
These trainings raise awareness about safety, teach people how to conduct audits and build the capacity of individuals and communities. Content is tailored to the needs of participants and we incorporate equity and inclusion practices into each training.
Our equity training promotes understanding of discrimination and barriers that diverse women, youth and their communities face, providing practical equity-building tools and knowledge to participants.
This course consists of four sessions and builds the capacity of adult learners to deal with interpersonal conflict. It is informed by an intersectional, equity-based approach and an understanding of how social factors and lived experiences impact how we all interact. It is designed for service providers, educators, and community members and will help them recognize different communication styles, improve their communication skills, and gain tools to deal with conflict effectively. Participants will receive a certificate for successful completion. Duration: 8 hours (can be split up over multiple days/times). Fee: $1695.00 + HST
Note: for course delivery outside of the City of Toronto, travel and accommodation costs are added to standard fees. Fees do not include space or refreshments, which can be arranged at cost if required.
For: support service providers who deal with women experiencing violence, whether or not it is their primary mandate.
Our legal workshops are two hours long, highly interactive, tailored and can be grouped together to meet your needs. Participants also receive take-away resources.
Note: for workshops outside of the City of Toronto, travel and accommodation costs are added to standard fees. Fees do not include space or refreshments, which can be arranged at cost if required.
For: conferences, panels, roundtables and events.
METRAC offers presenters to address, discuss and share ideas on a variety of topics in the realm of violence against women and youth, safety, anti-oppression, discrimination and legal information.
Presenter subject areas
For: teachers and school administration, youth workers, youth service providers, youth leaders and peer-to-peer youth facilitators.
Trainings are offered by Respect in Action (ReAct), our peer youth violence prevention program.
Full training sessions are 3 hours long and include a maximum of 30 participants. Issues are explored in-depth and participants engage in practical group work. They include:
In-service sessions are one hour long and include a maximum of 30 participants. Issues are introduced to participants. In-service sessions are ideal for teacher professional development days and staff meetings. They include:
Workshops promote understanding of violence against diverse women, providing definitions, analysis, statistics and information on where to get help for participants.
For: youth aged 8 to 30 in schools, shelters, youth groups, detention centres, drop-in centres, and community programs.
Respect in Action (ReAct), our peer youth violence prevention program, offers youth-friendly, interactive workshops and assemblies that complement school curriculum and youth programming. Workshops are conducted with groups of up to 30 participants. School assemblies are for a maximum of 250 students.
Note: at least two weeks’ notice is required. Workshops outside of the City of Toronto may require additional fees to cover travel costs.
Workshop and assembly topics
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