Category Archives: Outreach

Humber College Students Envisioning Ways to End Violence Against Women

We want to hear your thoughts on violence against women.

The Redwood community outreach team visited Humber College to complete a workshop on WOTM and gender based violence. In this workshop, the WOTM documentary was shown, and we touched on topics such self-perception, leadership and the impacts of community based organizations on women experiencing violence. We also had a special guest speaker, current WOTM member Alma, who spoke about her personal journey.

Now it’s your turn!

As future social workers, how will you use what you learned in today’s workshop to support women in your upcoming careers?

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Women on the Move is Now Recruiting

 We’re now recruiting for the 2015 Women on the Move (WOTM) Leadership Program. The focus of the program is Starting a Small Business, Employment Readiness and Post-Secondary Education. We’re also looking for women who are interested in developing leadership skills and raising awareness about gender-based violence.

 The WOTM Program starts on Saturday April 25th, 2015 and runs for 12 months. Sessions are held twice a month on Saturday’s from 12:00pm-2:30pm.  We provide tokens, child-minding & refreshments for all the participants.

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For more information contact Stephanie or Avon at 416-533-4540 ext. 223 or email:

Students Speak Up! How would you use the WOTM Discussion guide?

 Students we want to hear from you!

WOTM is beginning an exciting round of train the trainer workshops in local colleges and universities.   We will be screening our documentary and featuring the discussion guide developed to accompany it.

For those of you who have already had a workshop with us, tell us how you could use what you have learned in your placement or future practice, don’t forget to tell us which school you attend.

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WOTM Women Take Back the Night

On September 20th, Take Back the Night held it’s annual march, raising awareness around gender based violence. The event is organized for and by the community. The vision for the event is to eradicate all forms of violence and systemic oppression.

This year, The Redwood outreach team along with a WOTM member participated in organizing the event.  Throughout the event, one of our WOTM members, Sadia played an important  role in organizing, facilitating and raising awareness about gender-based violence.

Check out Sadia’s Take Back the Night speech below!



WOTM at Big on Bloor!

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.

Celebrating with the Community

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.

Big on Bloor Photo #11

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 In the meantime, receive program updates by following us on Twitter @WOTM_RW.