Event Grants

One Voice: Responding to Domestic Violence in Our Community

May 27, 2024

In 2022, RTOERO District 23 applied for an RTOERO Community Service Grant to support One Voice, an initiative that addresses Domestic Violence (DV) in our communities. Our partner in this initiative was the National Council of Jewish Women Canada, Toronto (NCJWCT).

This initiative developed because of rising issues of abuse. A group of multi-faith women gathered to propose solutions because Domestic Violence (DV) is a crime across all faiths. As a result of workshops and meetings, it was determined that faith leaders do not have access to reliable, appropriate resources to support victims of DV.

Thus, project One Voice was born to create a multi-faith Tool Kit that would bring appropriate and needed materials to support faith leaders. Over the preceding three years, the One Voice Committee crystallized the content for the Tool Kit with the to provide this resource to all faith leaders in the GTA and create a website with resources and information about DV.

As a result of this partnership, our members had access to speakers, workshops, Tool Kit resources and articles in STONY Bridges that address domestic violence and abuse. In addition, they learnt about patterns of control in which the victim is manipulated or coerced to stay in a relationship that reinforces the power of the abuser, a form of bullying or coercive control.

The Project builds on a multi-faith (Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Hindu, etc.) and secular initiative.

The participants of One Voice have completed the guide for faith leaders: “Faith Leaders on the Front Line: Responding to Domestic Violence in Our Communities.

Guide Virtual Launch Event

All are invited to join the One Voice Zoom Launch Event where expert panelists will discuss the life-saving necessity of responding to calls for help:

Monday, May 27, 2024
Responding to Violence in our Communities
7:00– 8:15pm

REGISTER BY MAY 22, 2024 at:


A Zoom link will be provided upon registration.

For more information and to download the guide, go to:

RTOERO District 23, North York under the leadership of Cheryl Paige is proud to have been part of this important public service project. The three virtual meetings in 2022-2023 were recorded and are available on our website at:

Session 1: Out of the Shadows: Empowering Awareness of Domestic Violence

Out of the Shadows: Empowering Awareness of Domestic Violence – Video Recording

Session 2: How to Recognize Abuse When It “Doesn’t Bleed”?

How to Recognize Abuse When It “Doesn’t Bleed”? – Video Recording

Session 3: How to Validate Victims

One Voice: How to Validate Victims – Video Recording and Resources

Cheryl Paige
RTOERO District 23, North York Convener