Urge the Ontario Government to Declare Intimate Partner Violence an Epidemic. Sign the Petition.
It's been almost eight years since Carol Culleton, Nathalie Warmerdam, and Anastasia Kuzyk were killed in the Ottawa Valley. The 2022 coroner’s inquest report on this triple femicide made 86 recommendations to address Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in the province. Yet, the very first recommendation – declaring IPV an epidemic – remains glaringly unaddressed by the provincial government. Despite municipalities across Ontario and even the federal government acknowledging this epidemic, no provincial declaration has been made.
Through our collective advocacy efforts, Toronto's City Council understood the severity of this issue and unanimously passed a motion to declare IPV and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) an epidemic. The Ontario government still has a chance to do the same. While we know that this declaration will be merely a first step to eradicating gender-based violence, it is an important one.
Join us in calling on the province of Ontario to declare IPV & GBV an epidemic. Together, we can end gender-based violence. Sign the petition now.