Community of practice winter and spring 2024

The February 08, 2024 at 13:00
2 meetings to better manage psychological distress and avoid police intervention.
2 meetings to ensure accessibility and inclusion of women with disabilities in accommodation and housing.
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These activities take place within of TGFM's Community of Practice: Women's Health, Poverty and Discrimination. The aim is to encourage the sharing of expertise and tools among those working on the inequalities experienced by Montreal women in terms of gender, health, poverty and discrimination.


inclusion: "A feminist movement, not a women's movement".

The launch of the Inclusion Community of Practice will take place on Thursday, March 28, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

We'll have the opportunity to welcome the West Island CALACS, which will present its new guide "Un mouvement féministe, pas un mouvement pour femmes". This guide highlights the process of opening up CALACS West Island, in the hope of fostering knowledge-sharing and encouraging other feminist organizations to include trans, non-binary and two-spirit people.

The event will also be an opportunity for the Table to reveal the first version of the roadmap developed as part of the "Pour une mouvement féministe plus inclusif de la diversité sexuelle et de genre" project. This document aims to equip and accompany women's groups seeking to include people of sexual and gender diversity in their struggles, services, living environments and work teams.

👋 TGFM member groups are invited to come in person at Maison Parent-Roback (469 Rue Jean-Talon W, Montreal, métro parc). The event will also be open to non-member groups, who can join online by zooming in.

Please register before March 15!

For more information, contact anais.f-b@tgfm.org

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Improving the response to psychological distress to avoid police intervention.

This series of events is a continuation of concerns raised by women consulted last year as part of the "Feminist Perspectives on Police Profiling and Discrimination" project. The most important finding is that, in situations of psychological distress, police intervention is the least appropriate. We wish to create a privileged exchange space between intervenant‧es to share your current intervention experiences while taking advantage of dedicated training to strengthen your future skills.
Recognizing that several practices and tools are already mobilized in the field, we have concluded a need for training and tools relative to 2 themes that are the subject of communities of practice (COP).

1) Law P38 and its issues

This first training session aims to explore the law on the protection of people whose mental state presents a danger to themselves or others. This meeting is hosted by Action autonomie.

Join us on February 8 to develop together best practices and approaches to better intervene in crisis situations.
📅 Thursday, February 8, 2024 from 1pm to 4:30pm.
📍 In hybrid by Zoom and Maison Parent-Roback
The event is in French


2) Recourse in the event of abuse by persons in authority

The objective of this second session is to explore the various options for recourse, notably through the police ethics system and the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse. This training session is given by the Clinique Droits devant.
Join us on March 20 to better support and accompany people who experience abuse by people in authority (police, STM constables, security agent‧es, etc.).
📅 Wednesday afternoon, March 20, 2024 (exact time to be confirmed)
📍 In hybrid by Zoom and location to be confirmed.
The event is in French

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taking action to ensure the accessibility and inclusion of women with disabilities in accommodation and housing

Working on the mobility of women with disabilities has led several TGFM groups to question the accessibility and inclusion of both Montreal and their organizations. This interest is particularly pronounced among organizations offering lodging and housing as part of their continuum of services.

In addition, many members of TGFM and our allies have led actions, campaigns and projects to finally offer universally accessible and inclusive services and living environments to women with disabilities. We'd like to offer spaces for sharing, to inspire each other, but also to spur each other into action. We are organizing 2 sessions.


Inclusion and accessibility in accommodation

We'll explore the state of accessibility and inclusion in accommodation resources, share practices, reflect collectively on welcoming women with disabilities, and discuss concrete changes to pursue. The meeting will be moderated by a panel made up of representatives from Logifem, INEEI-PSH and the Regroupement des maisons pour femmes victimes de violence conjugale.

📅 Thursday, April 4, 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
📍 En virtuel sur Zoom 
- The activity will take place in French.


Housing and universal accessibility

We will explore the situation of housing accessibility, share concrete applications of campaigns and experiences for more accessible and inclusive habitats and exchange on political and local changes to demand. The meeting will be moderated by a panel made up of representatives from Ex Aequo, Réseau habitation femmes and Habitations pignons sur roue.

📅 Thursday, April 18, 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
📍 En virtuel sur Zoom
- The activity will take place in French.

To register