Safety Planning: Supporting Older Women Experiencing Violence

May 24, 2023
1:00 – 2:00 PM

This webinar will focus on providing an overview of violence against older women and safety planning.  WomanACT will showcase their new tools and resources, inlcuding the micro-lessons that provide on-the-job training opportunities for practitioners working with older women experiencing violence.

Individuals attending will leave with a better understanding of :

  • Identifying different considerations for safety planning with older women experiencing violence.
  • How to apply a trauma-informed and client-centred approach to safety planning with older women experiencing violence.
  • A saftey planning guide to older women for supporting older women experiencing violence
  • Approaches for prompting a conversation with a survivor about their options.
  • Safety planning templates
  • Resource map to support systems navigation


Participants attending this webinar, will be provided a Certificate of Graduation: Safety Planning with Older Women Experiencing Violence from WomanAct.

Webinar provided with an ASL Interpreter


Premila Chellapermal

Project Coordinator, Woman Abuse Council of Toronto

Premila has worked in the violence against women sector in multiple jurisdictions and projects, including in the criminal justice and legal sector, shelter services, and crisis and community services. She has an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice and an interest in intersectional gender-based violence research.

She is currently leading projects with WomanACT on older women’s experiences of gender-based violence, and on intersections between employment and safety among racialized women in Toronto.


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Jane Wang

Project Coordinator, WomenACT

Jane holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) in Sociology from Queen’s University. Prior to joining the team, Jane was supporting whole-of-government initiatives on domestic and family violence in Canberra, Australia. In addition to work experience on gender-based violence, Jane has worked in intergovernmental relations and on Indigenous issues.


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