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Freedom Fighters: Code Gray

Executive Director Teresa MacLennan from the Women and Children’s Shelter of Barrie discusses the role they play in the community and how they are desperately trying to educate the community on Human Trafficking that is happening right in our backyard.

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Educate Inform Challenge with Teresa MacLennan

June is National Indigenous History month. Join the conversation with Sarah Cunningham to learn and grow in your indigenous knowledge.

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Educate Inform Challenge with Teresa MacLennan

We continue the conversation with Sarah Cunningham during National Indigenous History Month and how violence against indigenous women has affected her and the people in her life.

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Community Voices

Welcome to Community Voices, a special series where BPL staff get to know our neighbours in and around Simcoe County.

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Women and Children’s Shelter of Barrie with Born Legacy

Teresa MacLennan, Executive Director, Women and Children’s Shelter of Barrie with Born Legacy

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TELUS | We give where we live – The Barrie Women’s Shelter Story

This is the story about a small women’s shelter that supports individuals and families in the community of Barrie, Ontario. Inspired by their story, TELUS team members spent a day helping them make lives a little brighter. Learn more at telus.com/community

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At Issue: Empowering Survivors; Women and Children’s Shelter of Barrie

Content Warning: Violence against women, domestic violence. Some call it the “shadow pandemic” of domestic violence — rising instances of intimate partner violence across Canada. Barrie’s Women and Children’s Shelter works with women on every step of their journey away from violence. Sam spoke with Katie Taylor, from the shelter, on adjusting to COVID-19 protocols, speaking out about domestic violence and what’s next for the shelter in 2021.

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In Conversation: Violence Prevention Programming

Content Warning: Violence against women, domestic violence. Some call it the “shadow pandemic” of domestic violence — rising instances of intimate partner violence across Canada. Barrie’s Women and Children’s Shelter works with women on every step of their journey away from violence. Sam spoke with Katie Taylor, from the shelter, on adjusting to COVID-19 protocols, speaking out about domestic violence and what’s next for the shelter in 2021.

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Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women Dec 6, 2020

We reflect on the women and girls who were killed due to gender based violence and honor them in a candlelight vigil. We discuss how this violence against women is a pandemic in its own, and ask for change. We make our pledges with our voices and our actions in our community to end violence against women and girls.

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