PRESS RELEASEDecember 4, 2015

Stop the Violence: Women’s College Hospital Remembers the Victims and Honours the Survivors

  • December 4, 2015

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Violence against women, particularly intimate partner violence, continues to be a major public health issue despite decades of public education, violence prevention programs, and an increasing criminal justice response.

Each year, Women’s College Hospital pauses to remember the victims of violence, in particular those women murdered at L’École Polytechnique in Montreal in 1989, and to honour the survivors at its annual ceremony in recognition of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women established in 1991 by the Canadian government.

Distinguished members of the community including the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, will join Women’s College Hospital staff, physicians and volunteers at this year’s ceremony. Dr. Angelique Jenney, Director, Family Violence Services, Child Development Institute, a multi-service child and family agency in Toronto, will give the keynote address.

WHAT: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Keynote Address: Dr. Angelique Jenney, Director, Family Violence Services, Child Development Institute.

Topic: Keeping Mothers in Mind: Trauma-informed approaches to supporting mothers who have experienced violence and their young children.

WHEN: Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, noon to 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Auditorium, Second Floor
Women’s College Hospital
76 Grenville St. Toronto, ON
WHO: Distinguished members of the community including the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, will join Women’s College Hospital staff, physicians and volunteers at this year’s ceremony. All are welcome.

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For more than 100 years Women’s College Hospital (WCH) has been developing revolutionary advances in healthcare. Today, WCH is a world leader in the health of women and Canada’s leading, academic ambulatory hospital. A champion of health equity, WCH advocates for the health of all women from diverse cultures and backgrounds and ensures their needs are reflected in the care they receive. It focuses on delivering innovative solutions that address Canada’s most pressing issues related to population health, patient experience and system costs. The WCH Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV) is developing new, scalable models of care that deliver improved outcomes for patients and sustainable solutions for the health system as a whole.

Women’s College Research Institute (WCRI) is tackling some of the greatest health challenges of our time. Its scientists are conducting global research that advances the health of women and improves healthcare options for all, and are then translating those discoveries to provide much-needed improvements in healthcare worldwide.

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