In Person Training

Springtide Resources provides face-to-face training to assaulted women and their friends and family, immigrant and refugee communities, educators, counsellors, students, community groups, health centres, faith communities, housing organizations, women's shelters, disability and Deaf-specific organizations, and others working to end abuse.

Each workshop/training is designed with the requesting group. Depending on the group's need and length of the training, the development/design team works together to:

  • conduct relevant research for each training to establish the needs of the constituency being trained
  • determine the delivery methods best suited to address the needs
  • create the material to be delivered
  • do outreach and marketing as required
  • deliver the training
  • conduct evaluation with participants and development team

There is a fee for all training. The amount is negotiated with each group based on ability to pay.

Can we design a training for your group? Contact Nadine Sookermany at nsookermany@springtideresources.org for more information.

Examples of Training Developed for Specific Groups

Distance Learning for Dental Hygienists

A blended training project that includes in-person training on woman abuse of Regional Ambassadors and Board Members of the Ontario Dental Hygienists’ Association. These people went on to promote an online training on woman abuse to their peers in the sector.

Roots of Equality

This initiative utilized the extensive network of the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario to deliver training and resources to educators who had not previously participated in training related to violence against women and girls.

Curriculum Development for the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association and Co-operative Housing Association of Canada

This project, lead by the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association in partnership with Springtide Resources and the Co-operative Housing Association of Canada, developed a curriculum for social housing providers on woman abuse issues

Moving On To Success

This pilot project addressed the employment needs of women survivors of abuse, in abusive situations or at risk of abuse, as well as the needs of employers.

Breaking New Ground

Developed in partnership with the Family Service Association of Toronto, this project promoted awareness about violence and abuse against women living with intellectual disabilities and increasing access to services for women with intellectual disabilities.

Training for English Language Elementary Educators

Springtide along with the Centre for Children and Familes in the Justice Sustem has developed and delivered training to 736  teacher facilitators on woman abuse and its impact on children.  Training for additional teachers continues. To date 98% of the teachers report that, because of the training and/or materials, they are better equipped to recognize risks/warning signs of abuse and provide informed and appropriate support to children and their families.

Building Bridges Across Barriers

Building Bridges Across Barriers is a new and innovative training series. This series brought together Deaf women, and women with disabilities with immigrant and newcomer women to develop strategies and best practices for working across differences. Together the participants created a toolkit, a resource available in written English and ASL.

The Sexuality and Access Training Project

This project designed and delivered training throughout Ontario for attendants and people using attendant services who are interested in addressing issues related to sexuality and disability to increase healthy relationships and ensuring safety in the workplace. The initiative produced video resources, a facilitator training and resource manual.

Peer Training for Women with Disabilities and Immigrant Women

Springtide trains and supports women from marginalized communities to design and deliver workshops to their peers. In 2011, our peer trainers delivered various workshops in the community and generously shared their own lived experiences to raise awareness of the issues that impact women with disabilities and women in immigrant communities.