Preventing and Responding to Violence against Women Through Technology Enhanced Education

During the first phase of this project a needs assessment related to technology readiness is the focus of our work.

Phase I activities include:

* creating a model for effective Community Agency/University Partnerships based on best practices of existing partnerships
* conducting a province wide needs assessment that will document the need for Internet-based technology-enhanced professional development and education on violence against women and its impact on children
* expansion of Springtide Resources’ ability to provide accessible materials, workshops and training programs through a redesigned web-presence which includes the capacity to provide print resources and training materials through the use of technology and Internet-based capabilities
* maximizing Access to University Resources by leveraging existing technological infrastructure and technology-enhanced learning expertise to provide improved access to info and skills development opportunities for community-based agencies, social services, and marginalized populations

In the future, we plan to secure funding to conduct phase II activities including:

* development of the TEL priorities identified in Phase I.
* development of programs and fee-for-service model
* development of an implementation plan for piloting TEL initiatives, including launch and evaluation

Funder / Funding Information:
The Ontario Trillium Foundation

Partner Name: York University, Division of Continuing Education, Atkinson Faculty of Professional and Liberal Studies
Partner Website:

Associated Staff: Marsha Sfeir

Related Resources
Bill 133 Summary