We regularly work with other organizations on a local, territorial and national scale. Relationships are at the core of all our work. We strive to foster stronger, broader connections and enhance collective capacity where we can to improve the lives of women.
YSWC AND CAEFS COMMUNITY PAROLE CASE-STUDY
Reviewing Parole Options for Federally-Sentenced Indigenous Women and Gender-Diverse Individuals in the Yukon.
YSWC has partnered with CAEFS (Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies) on a case study funded by the Canadian Court Challenges Program.
The case study examines whether the disparity in services available to men exiting prison compared to those available to women is gender-based discrimination under section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
CAEFS and YSWC will be releasing their case study in conjunction with a legal memo prepared by Yukon lawyer, Vincent Larochelle.
YSWC AND WOMENATTHECENTRE
C6 PEER COUNCELLING SUPPORT
From 2021-2022, YSWC supported a Yukon presence within WomenatthecentrE's C6 Peer Counselling program. Based on our understanding
that education, community and advocacy (in whatever way that works for the individual) can be a solid foundation for healing, the C6 framework training was developed around the 6C’s of gender-based violence:
Learn more about this initiative here
CROSS SECTORAL-SOLUTIONS PROJECT
Strengthening community capacity to address the 'parallel pandemic' of intimate partner violence (IPV) related traumatic brain injuries (TBI) through a survivor-led support intervention
As a Stakeholder Advisory Board member, YSWC is informing the creation of a national “blueprint” for coordinated, evidence-based TBI-IPV services sensitive to a variety of intersectional identities and geographical contexts.
The scope of the project involves adapting, piloting, and evaluating an evidence-based, trauma-informed, multi-sectoral intervention for persons who self-identify as women survivors of intimate partner violence with resultant brain injury (IPV-TBI).
Learn more here
What percent of women have witnessed online violence towards other women?
Staying Safe Online:
Wizcase's Tips and Tricks For Women
Block and report users In any instances that you feel uncomfortable and/or threatened.
Share as little personal information as possible — Once something is online, there is no guarantee that it is ever fully removed.
"Document everything — Keep records of harassment. This can include screenshots, photos, videos and recordings.
"This will become an important safety net if you choose to seek assistance from law enforcement" (Wizcase, 2023).
Personalize your settings — make sure to alter your privacy and security settings when you create an account. When unsure, choose the more private and protective settings.
Go to the police — Online harassment, information theft, as well as the sharing of intimate images are punishable by law in some areas.
"Just because something is happening on the internet, doesn’t mean that you aren’t being (or won’t be) harmed in real life" (Wizcase, 2023)
We work hard to promote and maintain close relationships with front-line service organizations, sharing resources and capacity, delivering training and workshops, and acting as a supportive and collaborative partner. Through our projects, we find supportive and safe ways of amplifying the voices of People With Lived/Living Experience by providing employment opportunities, peer groups, and mentorship opportunities to young feminists.
Here are some of our partners.
We work together with other organizations across the territory to advance collective action on issues impacting women.
Some of the groups we are involved with include:
Yukon Women’s Coalition
Volunteer Bénévoles Yukon
Whitehorse Planning Group on Homelessness
Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition
RCMP Training and Development Framework Implementation Group
Pan-Territorial Working Group on Women’s Issues
Victims of Crime Strategy
YSWC is a founding and active member of the Yukon Women's Coalition, which is made up of other grassroots organizations across the territory working collaboratively to address issues facing Yukon women and advance equity. The YWC is coordinated by the Women’s Transition Home.
We also stay connected to issues nationally and bring Yukon voices to the table. This helps us build our network and capacity as a research and advocacy organization, frame our work within the wider women's equity collective movement, and ensure Yukon is represented.
Explore some of the national groups that we are involved with.