2011 Violence Against Women & Health Care Training

Sponsored by Mount Sinai Hospital’s Violence Against Women Awareness Committee.
A special International Women’s Day presentation.



Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Registration: 12:30 p.m.
Symposium Program: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto
18th floor foyer 
600 University Avenue
See directions

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Documenting Cases of Violence in health care settings  

Presenter: Pamela Cross, LLB

As health-care workers and health-care administrators, how do we document cases of violence in a respectful way that takes into account legal issues faced by survivors of violence? Pamela Cross, a long-time advocate and activist for women’s equality, explores this question and the impact of record keeping on issues related to  sexual assault, disclosure, duty to report, confidentiality and custody and access law.

This presentation is relevant if you work with patients or with health-care staff affected by Bill 168.

Pamela Cross represents women who have experienced violence. She is the former legal director for METRAC, a non-profit organization committed to the rights of women and children to live their lives free of violence. She is also a founder of the Ontario Women’s Justice Network, former Executive Director of the National Association of Women and the Law, and a former member of Ontario’s Domestic Violence Advisory Council.

Who should attend?

Administrative Staff addressing Bill 168 including:

  • Occupational Health and Safety staff
  • Human Resources staff
  • Security Officers
  • Legal Counsel
  • Risk Manager and Patient Relations staff

Health Care Clinicians including:

  • Nurses Social Workers
  • Respiratory Technologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiotherapists



For further information

Suhail Rafiq of the Diversity & Human Rights Office
416-586-4800 ext. 7519