This final report of the Older Women project reviews the activities and material developed for the Specialized Training and Educational Materials Component of the project Silent and Invisible: What’s Age Got to Do With It? The work was intended to improve inter-provincial cooperation through collaborative educational activities between Education Wife Assault (EWA) in Toronto and the BC/Yukon Society of Transition Houses (BCYSTH) in British Columbia.
This included enhancing the training curriculum for frontline workers in the anti-violence field to improve contents on immigrant and refugee women, lesbian women, women with disability and deaf women, through consultation with diverse communities; adding information to the curriculum on provincial and territorial legislation and public policy relating to protection of older adults and violence against women; translating the booklet Are You Afraid In Your Own Home: An Information Booklet for Older Women into six languages; and more.
Final Report Silent & Invisible: What’s Age Got To Do With It? Component 2 – Extension Specialized Training and Educational Materials. By M.J. (Greta) Smith and Jill Hightower, December 2005. Financial support from The Government of Canada, National Crime Prevention Strategy, Community Mobilization Program.