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wordtothewise barriersThis document is part of a series of newsletters entitled Word to the Wise, par of the Aging Without Violence Project.

''In 2018 the Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses (OAITH) received funding from the Ministry of Community and Social Services, through Ontario's Senior Strategy, to lead a 4-year training and resource project focused on ending violence against older women in Ontario (Jan. 2018- March. 2021).

The Aging Without Violence (AWV) project is guided by an inter-sector provincial advisory including stakeholders with expertise in violence against older women, public education, service provider training, research, and improved community responses.

The overall aim of the project is to enhance responses and advocacy efforts when supporting older women impacted by violence, in alignment with Ontario's Action Plan for Seniors.

Goals of the AWV project include:

Overall, the project will promote a holistic approach and an integrated response in the development of service provider training to address violence against older women in Ontario, in addition to the following principles:

Source:  Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses (OAITH)