By Elizabeth Sheehy and Isabel Grant assault, Bill C-75, Canadian women, domestic abuse, domestic violence, family violence, Indigenous women, physical assault, risks, violence, violence against women, women
Bill C-75 reforms too little, too late to respond to domestic violence A woman is killed by her current or former partner every six days in Canada. Indigenous women are killed by their intimate partners at a rate eight times higher. In Peel (Toronto) alone, five women were killed in January 2018 — the […]
By Shannon Sampert #metoo, domestic violence, domestic violence victims, gender violence, inequality, victims, women
If 2017 is the year of #MeToo, then could 2018 be the year that we finally tackle the silence surrounding domestic violence and its pervasiveness in society? Could this be the year when domestic violence victims no longer hide in the shadows but instead come forward and demand their tormentors be held responsible: #MeTooDV, perhaps? […]
By Ryan Meili affordable housing, Canada’s healthcare system, domestic violence, Health care costs, health service funding, healthy communities, Homelessness in Canada, senior housing, social assistance, Social inequality, social programs
Recently, I was fortunate to attend the Global Symposium on the Role of Physicians and National Medical Associations in Addressing Health Equity and the Social Determinants of Health held in London, England. The meeting was organized by the Canadian, British and World Medical Associations and had, among other goals, an agenda to assist public health pioneer Sir Michael Marmot in making such issues central to his upcoming role as president of the World Medical Association.