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May Be Me campaign

Resource highlights:

Not Your Baby iPhone app


Family Law Education for Women


Program highlights:


THRIVE Coalition

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News articles and clips

Print and online

"Domestic Abuse", Global News (July 7, 2013)website
"Phone it in: a New App Talks Back", Bitch Magazine (Summer 2013)PDF (201 KB)
"New apps tackle dating violence, street harassment", Gender Focus (May 18, 2013)website
"Sexual harassment? Thereís an app for that", Ottawa Sun (April 16, 2013)website
"Considering Chris Brown and Rihanna", CBC News (January 4, 2013)website
"Mobilize against sexual assault", The Toronto Star (December 4, 2012)website
"Mount Allisonís Safety Audit Walkabout: METRACís Safety Assessment continues", The Argosy (November 21, 2012)website
"More lighting, security, and police could increase safety near Christie Pits: audit", Global News (October 17, 2012)website
"Newsmaker: Community response to downtown sexual assaults", National Post (October 12, 2012)website
"Sexual Harassment: iPhone App 'Not Your Baby' Suggests Responses", Huffington Post UK (September 19, 2012)website
"I'm not your baby! The iPhone app that gives women the perfect withering one-liners to answer embarrassing catcalls", Mail Online (September 17, 2012)website
"Not Your Baby App: Phone App Gives Suggestions For Sexual Harassment Responses", Huffington Post Canada (September 14, 2012)website
"'Not Your Baby' App", Stop Street Harassment blog (September 14, 2012)website
"Genius Canadian App Generates Snappy Comebacks to Street Harassment", Jezebel (September 14, 2012)website
"New Mobile App 'Not Your Baby' Calls Out Sexual Harassment", Torontoist (September 13, 2012)website
"'Not Your Baby' iPhone app helps users deal with sexual harassment", Hollaback! blog (September 10, 2012)website
"York University's safety policies questioned after assaults", CBC News (July 12, 2012)website
Review, "Respect in Action zines", Shameless Magazine (Spring 2012, Issue 20)PDF (238 KB)
"METRAC Launches Anti-Violence Video Game", Marketnews (November 25, 2010)website
"FP Tech Desk: New video game educates youth on sexual violence", Financial Post (November 25, 2010)website
"Non-profit launches video game about sexual violence", 680 News (November 25, 2010)website
"Adobe MAX 2009: Canuck companies capture Flash development prizes (updated)", Info Executive (October 6,2009)website
"Independent group to release report on campus safety by summer", Excaliur (May 13, 2009)website
"Abuse follows in poverty's wake", The Toronto Star (November 14, 2008)website
"Letter to the Editor", The Toronto Star (June 29, 2007)PDF (52 KB)
"Computer Glitch Stalls Child Support Payments", The National Post (September 13, 2006)PDF (11 KB)
"Taking to the Streets", The Toronto Star (August 4, 2006)PDF (415 KB)
"Drop in Spousal Killings - But not in Toronto", The Toronto Star (July 14, 2006)PDF (335 KB)
"Police Adopt Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy", The National Post (February 16, 2006)PDF (7 KB)


Interview on Womyn's Word, CHRY 105.5 (May 2, 2012)

Interview with METRAC's Legal Director on proposed changes to Canada's Immigration and Refugee regulations and their impacts on women experiencing violence. (Sarah Luca, Womyn's Word host, on CHRY Radio 105.5 FM in Toronto, Ontario.)

Interview on Straight Talk, CFAX 1070 (April 26, 2012)

Interview with METRAC's Legal Director on proposed changes to Canada's Immigration and Refugee regulations and their impacts on women experiencing violence. (Murray Langdon, Straight Talk host, on CFAX 1070 in Victoria, British Columbia.)

Interview on CBC Radio One (October 2, 2006)

Interview with METRAC's Legal Director on women's experiences in the court system and legal bullying. ("Suffer the Children" series on CBC Radio One.)

Interview on CFRB Radio (August, 2006)

Interview with METRAC's Safety Director on neighbourhood-led Safety Audit in Toronto. (Toronto At Noon, CFRB Radio, Newstalk 1010 in Toronto, Ontario.)

Events and initiatives

We All Have a Role Forum Challenging Sexual Violence

Held on April 26, 2013 at North York Civic Centre, this forum provided information and tools for people who have experienced sexual violence and those who support them. It was funded by Department of Justice Canada in honour of National Victims of Crime Awareness Week with presenter support from partners: Maggie's Toronto Sex Workers Action Project, Springtide Resources, Toronto District School Board, Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultiral Women Against Rape, Victim Services Toronto, Victim-Witness Assistance Program Peel, White Ribbon Campaign and WomenatthecentrE.

Youth Safety Night

Youth Safety Night 2011 was an opportunity for young people to creatively share their safety concerns, communicate their ideas for safety improvements in their neighbourhoods and learn about safety issues that impact them. It featured young performers and artists and was geared to diverse young people and those who work with them in the Greater Toronto Area.

YouTube clip of October 2010 Youth Safety Night

Fabric of Violence: Fabricating Change Gallery Events

Fabricating Change is a THRIVE Coalition initiative led between 2010 and 2011 and funded by Toronto Arts Council. During the 2010 and 2011 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign, gallery openings were held to display unique fabric art that Women and transpeople in Toronto created to express impacts of violence and ideas for a violence-free future.

Fabric of Violence: Fabricating Change poster: PDF (116 KB)

Challenging Hate Crimes ... Celebrating Our Survival event

Held on June 13, 2010 at the Gladstone Hotel in downtown Toronto. Featured speakers and performers including Barbara Hall, Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission.

YouTube clip

"What It Is." game launch

Held on November 25, 2010 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) at Bloor Collegiate Institute in downtown Toronto. Featured students testing the game. Speakers including the Ontario Minister of Child and Youth Services, Laurel Broten, and representatives from the Youth Advisory Team and METRAC, TELUS and Toronto District School Board.

25th Anniversary Annual General Meeting

Held on June 24, 2010 at Lilian H. Smith Library in downtown Toronto. Featured staff and volunteer performances and presentations.

YouTube clip

RePlay/ReJouer game launch

From the media launch of RePlay: Finding Zoe/ReJouer: Oý est Zoť?, METRAC's award-winning online game for youth 8 to 14. It was launched at an elementary school in Toronto in 2007 as part of a number of initiatives funded by the Government of Ontario to promote healthy, equal relationships. Photos by the Government of Ontario.

Press releases, statements and reports

Press release: "Not Your Baby" Mobile App Now Available to Help Android Users Deal with Sexual Harassment (August 30, 2013)website
Toronto's Vital Signs 2012 full report, featuring the Youth Alliance Project (p. 48) (September 2012)website
Press release on Not Your Baby iPhone app to deal with sexual harassment (September 10, 2012)PDF (18 KB)
Press release on Bill C-31 (May 10, 2012)PDF (216 KB)
Submission to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Immigration on Bill C-31 (April 24, 2012)PDF (162 KB)
Media advisory on May Be Me, "Campaign to stop violence against women and youth before it starts" (May 1, 2012)PDF (30 KB)
Press release on proposed conditional permanent residence period for sponsored spouses, "Immigration changes to stop 'marriage fraud' increase risk of domestic violence" (April 23, 2012)PDF (16 KB)
Statement on amendment to the immigration and refugee protection regulations: proposed conditional permanent residence period for sponsored spouses (April 6, 2012)PDF (162 KB)
News release on the media launch of What It Is. digital game (November 25, 2009)PDF (31 KB)
Media advisory on the media launch of What It Is. digital game (November 23, 2009)PDF (30 KB)
Status of Women Canada press release on the Girls for Safer Communities Project (January 22, 2009)PDF (27 KB)
Girl Guides of Canada-Guides Du Canada press release on the Girl EmPower Project (May 2008)PDF (32 KB)
Press release on Statistics Canada's Measuring Violence Against Women: Statistical Trends 2006 report (October 2006)PDF (8 KB)
Press release on sexual and racial violence in schools (November 24, 2005)PDF (7 KB)
Press release on RePlay Video Gaming Project (September 2005)PDF (14 KB)