Woman Abuse Prevention Month Launch

Each November, Halton Region supports Woman Abuse Prevention Month External Link. On November 1, 2010 community members and officials gathered at the Halton Regional Centre to raise awareness External Link about violence against women and how it can be prevented.

Violence against women is a social issue affecting so many women and their children in Canada. Sadly, Halton is no exception. Everyone has a role to play in preventing woman abuse and Halton is fortunate to have a group of dedicated professionals who meet regularly for this very reason.

The Halton Violence Prevention Council External Link is instrumental in bringing organizations together to form a safety net for women and children of Halton.

The Council was established in 1992 and brings together representatives from many agencies and organizations in Halton – all of whom are concerned about violence against women. Of course, no single agency or organization can achieve this goal alone. It requires a coordinated effort from all.

We also gathered to support other front-line groups including Halton Women’s Place External Link. Without the tireless efforts of the Halton Women’s Place staff and volunteers who work to provide shelter, services for affected children, and emergency meals and clothing, those women suffering abuse would be adrift and vulnerable.

On behalf of Regional Council and the residents of Halton I would like to extend a sincere thank you to those important members in our community who work every day in pursuit of ending abuse against women and their children.

As our community grows, the need for services, from the Region and Halton Women’s Place will continue to increase. Together the Region and all organizations working to end violence against women can maintain a Halton Region that is a safe place to live, work, raise a family and retire.

If you have any Regional concerns or comments you would like to share, please feel free to email me at gary.carr@halton.ca. To receive further updates on Regional issues, please subscribe to my quarterly e-newsletter, “The Carr Report.”