About PAVE
(Parkdale Anti-Violence Education Working Group)

Parkdale Community Legal Services brought together service providers working with women to form this coalition that focuses on planning three events: International Women's Day on March 8, Take Back the Night in Parkdale in September, and the National Memorial Day for Violence Against Women on December 6th. 

The rise of violence against women in Parkdale and the silence and isolation many women experience prompted this group to form with the purpose of providing events that would bring awareness of diverse Parkdale services in a community environment.  Our events have been successful and students who have volunteered or attended found it a great way to experience and meet the community and inform them of our work.  The intention is that by raising women's awareness of our services and providing them an opportunity to meet us, we can increase the likeliness of a woman in an unsafe situation knowing where to go for information or assistance or to know that our services have made a commitment to being accessible to women experiencing violence.

How to participate in the Town Cry:

If women know any community members who would like to say something at the Town Cry, please contact:

Leslie Parker
Community Development Outreach Worker
Women's Connection Program
Parkdale Community Health Centre
416-537-2455 x308

Email PAVE:  pave.parkdale@gmail.com