GUELPH POLITICAST #288 – Human Trafficking: The Real Story

It was just a few weeks ago that the Joint Waterloo-Guelph Human Trafficking team, which is staffed by members of both police services, arrested a Guelph man for both both trafficking the victim, and assaulting them himself. It’s a good reminder that human trafficking happens in our backyard, and it’s not what pop culture and conspiracy theories make you think it is. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #288 – Human Trafficking: The Real Story”

Take Back the Night 2021 Will Be Another Virtual Affair

Like so many events in the last two years, the 2021 commemoration of Take Back the Night in Guelph and area will be taking place as a virtual affair. In a press release from Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis, it was announced that the 34th annual ceremony to help raise awareness about, and to challenge sexual and gender-based violence will be available as your nearest device. Continue reading “Take Back the Night 2021 Will Be Another Virtual Affair”

Virtual Memorial for December 6 Doubles as a Call to Action

There’s been a great deal that’s changed in the world since the last National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, but the need to gather and mark the day has not. With social distancing in mind, this year’s 31st remembrance of both the terrorist attack in Montreal three decades ago – and for all the women killed by men ever since – was held by candlelight in front of computer screens. Continue reading “Virtual Memorial for December 6 Doubles as a Call to Action”

Women In Crisis Teaming Up with Guelph Market for Fundraiser

In this pandemic year, it’s been very hard for a lot of charities and non-profits to make the money they need to help people, and these challenges also come at a time when people need more help than ever. For this reason, Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis is teaming up with Guelph Market to raise some funds this holiday season to help women in need in the Guelph and Wellington County community. Continue reading “Women In Crisis Teaming Up with Guelph Market for Fundraiser”

Women in Crisis Gets Federal Funds to Adapt to COVID-19

Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis is one of hundreds of shelters and sexual assault centres to get financial assistance from the Federal government’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan. The money is meant to give these essential services a boost, and to get the resources they need to keep working through the pandemic, and according to the executive director of Women in Crisis, the money will be put to immediate use. Continue reading “Women in Crisis Gets Federal Funds to Adapt to COVID-19”

GUELPH POLITICAST #199 – The World Since December 6, 1989

At Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis, they deal with issues of violence against women all year round, but for everyone else, at least one day of year makes us all stop and think about femicide and gender-based violence. It’s the anniversary of the worst mass shooting in Canadian history, and it was all directed at women because the perpetrator, in his own words, was “fighting feminism” when he killed 14 and injured 10 others at L’École Polytechnique on December 6, 1989. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #199 – The World Since December 6, 1989”

Legal Aid Cuts Hit Important Program at Women in Crisis

Provincial cuts seem to be affecting the Guelph community again, this time in the form of a vital legal aid program for victims of domestic violence. Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis and the Legal Clinic for Guelph and Wellington County posted the news on Friday that a weekly family law clinic has been cancelled effective immediately. Continue reading “Legal Aid Cuts Hit Important Program at Women in Crisis”

Q&A with Liberal Candidate Sly Castaldi

Sly Castaldi has spent the last decade and a half as the executive director of Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis, but now she wants to make the leap to a much larger world. Castaldi is the one that will be asking Guelph to stay red and allow her to succeed Liz Sandals as the Liberal MPP of this riding. For today though, Castaldi answers some questions from Guelph Politico about why she wanted to run for higher office, what she’s looking forward to, and most importantly, having a Twitter presence where her predecessor did not… Continue reading “Q&A with Liberal Candidate Sly Castaldi”

Election Moves: Schreiner’s Weekend. New Liberal Named. Elliott Coming to Guelph?

The provincial election is about 100 days away, but that hasn’t stopped what’s been a very busy Friday on the Queen’s Park beat so far as Guelph is concerned. Continue reading “Election Moves: Schreiner’s Weekend. New Liberal Named. Elliott Coming to Guelph?”

VIDEO: Guelphites Walk for Freedom, and to End Human Trafficking

In a world that is already often dark and disturbing, we rarely like to be reminded of how dark and disturbing it can really be. Guelphites though dared to challenge that darkness Saturday morning by Walking for Freedom, in an event aimed to raise awareness of, and help put a stop to human trafficking. Continue reading “VIDEO: Guelphites Walk for Freedom, and to End Human Trafficking”