By Paula Wells, Social Media Coordinator
WomanACT has been organizing and hosting the annual Supporting Survivors by Supporting Staff (SSxSS), 2-Day Training Conference since 2012. SSxSS is a 2-day, training event funded by The Ministry of Community and Social Services for front-line workers in the Violence Against Women sector. Conference attendees provide advocate and/or counselling services to women and children who have suffered abuse. Each day there are panel discussions, speaker presentations and interactive training workshops where sector experts discuss powerful and practical ideas on key issues facing the sector.
We are happy to announce that this year, our work is being supported by an advisory group made up of representatives from key networks providing VAW services in the city of Toronto. We are excited to have their input and expertise into the development of the 2018 Training Portfolio.
Each year, we create a needs assessment survey for front-line staff working in the GTA in the VAW sector to help us better understand their training requirements. This survey takes approximately 5 minutes to complete and responses are anonymous.This survey is a key tool in helping us determine the specific topics and themes throughout the training.
Thank you to everyone who has completed the annual Needs Assessment Survey so far. We are excited to receive so many responses and enjoying your feedback. We have extended the survey deadline to Friday September 8th to ensure we have given everyone a chance to provide their input. Your participation is completely voluntary and all of your responses will be kept confidential.