More and more, it is becoming clear that women who are in abusive relationships are often too frightened to get the help they need — and sometimes the “help” causes more harm than good. They are afraid to leave, afraid to talk to someone, afraid to report to the police. It is no surprise that […]
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This morning our dynamic duo from our Women’s Services department, Marlene Goley and Candace Stretch, were interviewed by Gregor Craigie (CBC ) about the services provided by The Cridge for women in abusive relationships. They did an excellent job of identifying the issues and sharing about the variety of options available to women and their […]
OK — so not everybody loves Obama. I’m sure there will be endless discussion over whether his comments during the Grammy’s were a political maneuver or not — and what he has to gain by making such a public statement about violence against women. The debate will go on and on — but I want […]
Here at The Cridge we have a “No Wrong Door” approach to services: if we cannot help, we will support the client to find someone who can. This means having staff who are willing to go the extra mile and make sure that no one who asks for help leaves without some sort of assitance. […]
I didn’t watch the Superbowl — I find football rather boring and would rather do so many other things… like almost anything OTHER than watch football. However, I did watch some of the Superbowl ads and as with most ads, some were typical, some were obnoxious and a couple were really good. But only one […]
Here at The Cridge, we are starting to talk about social enterprises — “a social enterprise is a business whose primary purpose is the common good”. Within the Brain Injury Program, there have been several advances made in running a social enterprise for traumatic brain injury survivors, with the goal of giving them meaningful employment for […]
Christmas is time of joy and wonder for children and adults alike. The lights, the colours and the happy celebration of the birth of a special child fill our hearts with warmth and compassion. This year as we prepared to welcome the season and decorate the Child Care Centre we were approached by the […]
In December of 2014, the BC Coroners Services published a report about the War on Women. This title certainly was an attention getter, but was also truly warranted. Here in BC, there is most definitely a war on women being waged — and it seems clear that the women are losing. The tragic part of […]
It has been many years since I have had the privilege of celebrating Christmas in Victoria — many years of spending it in a developing country where Christmas is a day, not a season. I approached this Christmas a bit leery of being sucked into the commercialism of the season, and not wanting that to […]
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