To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:

WHEREAS Intimate Partner Violence impacts every community across Ontario; and

WHEREAS the Renfrew Inquest’s number one recommendation is to declare Intimate Partner Violence an Epidemic in Ontario; and

WHEREAS gender-based violence is a human rights violation and no one should be harmed or killed due to their gender, race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation; and

WHEREAS the province of Ontario should join the nearly 100 municipalities across the province who have already declared Intimate Partner Violence an Epidemic;; and

WHEREAS advocates, survivors and municipalities across the province have called on the government to take this step;

WHEREAS the Indigenous Chiefs of Ontario passed a resolution declaring Intimate Partner Violence an Epidemic in 2005;

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THEREFORE WE THE UNDERSIGNED petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to help save lives across the province by:

  • Respecting experts in the field who have years of experience, knowledge and research
  • Accepting the Renfrew County Inquest’s number one recommendation
  • Immediately declaring Intimate Partner Violence an Epidemic as an important step to raise awareness and address gender-based violence
  • Joining the nearly 100 Ontario municipalities who have declared Intimate Partner Violence an Epidemic, and
  • Immediately passing Bill 173: Intimate Partner Violence Epidemic Act, 2024 in the Ontario Legislature.

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