The outreach team and volunteers had a busy and productive two days tabling at Big on Bloor the weekend of July 19th and 20th.
We spoke to community members at the event about the work that The Redwood does, including our amazing Women on the Move program. People were excited to learn about this powerful program and many expressed interest in our program materials (the Program Manual and the Documentary Discussion Guide) to use in their communities and in the work that they do with them.
We loved the opportunity to share what we do with the community at Big on Bloor and we’re looking forward to next year!
Please click below to view a selection of photos from the event.
Throughout the summer the Women on the Move team will be attending a number of summer festivals as a way of raising awareness about gender-based violence. We will be attending two community festivals.
For the second year in a row WOTM members will be attending the Big on Bloor Festival on July 19th & 20th, 2014. This event is designed to connect community members with local businesses and community services in Bloordale. Members of the WOTM team will be sharing their experience of being in the program and giving out information about The Redwood’s shelter services.
On August 23rd we will be attending the third annual Scarborough Afro-Caribbean Festival. This is our second year attending this event. Amongst the Caribbean and African performances, poetry, dancing and food we found that there is a real need for people to know about gender based violence, shelter services and leadership programs like Women on the Move. We look forward to attending these festivals and we hope to see you at our information table.
If you’d like to know more about the Women on the Move program but can’t attend either festival please join us at our upcoming WOTM Webinar in Fall 2014. Feel free to contact Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meantime, receive program updates by following us on Twitter @WOTM_RW.
We are so excited that The Redwood started its 5th year of the WOTM leadership group on April 26th, 2014. There was more interest from community members and partners than any year previously! We interviewed over 16 applicants, those that weren’t able to join the group expressed interest in becoming a Redwood volunteer.
The current Women on the Move group consists of 13 women who are from diverse backgrounds. Many of them have left abusive relationships and are looking to build their self-esteem, get involved in their community and make a difference in the lives of other women who have experienced violence.
We have started working our way through the curriculum and already the women are so excited about the experience. They are an extremely ambitious, amazing group who are taking full advantage of the opportunity to work together and who are so excited about setting fantastic goals for themselves. Amazingly, many of them have already fulfilled some of their goals! We could not be more excited for them to continue this year and could not be more excited for us to be able to witness their success and walk alongside them.
If you haven’t already marked your calenders, our “train-the-trainer” webinar for the “Women on the Move” documentary film and discussion guide is coming up on Tuesday, June 17th at 1:00 pm!
The webinar will take you through the important things to consider when facilitating a “Women on the Move” film screening for your organization or community. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you might have about screening the film and leading the follow-up discussion.
If you haven’t registered yet, there’s still time! Contact us to be added to the list of webinar participants and join us on June 17th to partake in the webinar. Visit our Host A Screening page and click “Register here” to fill out the registration form to receive the documentary, discussion guide, program manual, access to the training webinars and more!
If you are interested in developing a program like the Women on the Move leadership program join us on Tuesday June 24th, 2014 @ 1:00pm to learn how you can implement this program in your organization. Registration is now open for this webinar.
As always, contact us if you have any questions.
See you on June 17th @ 1:00pm!