2017 PERTH POLAR BEAR PLUNGE

THANK YOU for helping us to raise a whopping $28,000! LCIH set a new record for the most funds raised in a single year for the Perth Polar Bear Plunge. We couldn’t have done it without the 84 plungers that came out that morning, the fundraisers, volunteers, sponsors and donors.

 

Thank you Perth and to Lanark County at large for making this event a great success! See photos from the event here

 

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Erin Lee, our Executive Director, wins prestigous ETFO Social Activism Award

Special congratulations to our Executive Director, Erin Lee, on her Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) Social Activism Award. On behalf of all staff, volunteers and clients, we are honoured to do this work with you Erin and we thank you for your continued efforts to create safe communities and end violence against women. Read more here

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We mourn the senseless loss of lives in Orlando

We are saddened and outraged by this shocking act of hate against humanity. Saturday in small town rural Lanark County, we proudly celebrated the richness and diversity of “being” in our community. Sunday we awakened to the horror of mass murder targeted at the LGBTQ2 community. Hate is a powerful tool but uniting in solidarity is greater. LCIH stands United in solidarity with all LGBTQ2 communities and will continue to challenge the barriers to Equality for All. LCIH will support efforts to host ...

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Commonwell Mutual Insurance Awards $17,000 Grant to LCIH

We want to extend a deep thank you to The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group and their incredible C.A.R.E. Program (Create A Ripple Effect) which has granted us $17,000 to do critical public education and prevention work here in Lanark County to help end violence against women. This work has the power to change lives and we could not do it without the support of Commonwell. Learn more about their wonderful organization here

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“Across the world, the most dangerous place for a woman to be is in her own home.”

from “peace is…women imagine a peaceful world” by Jennier deGroot

We can do better! Join us in our mission to end violence against women. You can support the important work we do to end violence here in our own community by volunteering, donating, hosting a fundraiser, and sharing the important information about violence and how to support survivors with compassion (found on this website). email us at info@lcih.com for more info.

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Inviting All Grade 12 Students and their Parents

Who: For all grade 12 students (parents welcome)
When: 6:30pm – 8:30pm, May 26, 2016
Where: Smiths Falls Rideau Canal National Historic Site, Woods Mill Theater
34 Beckwith St, South. Light refreshments available.
What: 40 minute video screening followed by a discussion of the film, Canadian information, supports and services, and how to get involved on campus

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LCIH reaches out to local MPP Randy Hillier, the Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne and the Ontario Legislature.

April 6, 2016

What needs to happen to create a safer community?  What needs to happen to create a sense of meaningful justice and validation of women’s lived experience at the hands of their abusers?  What needs to happen to build the capacity of each member of the community at large to say NO to acts of violence?  What needs to happen to compel those with power and responsibility to act in a manner that protects the rights of victims?

Attempt murder?  ...

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December 6th vigil

The Survivor Engagement Group of the SA/DV of Lanark County invites you to a December 6th gathering to honour the 25th Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre at Ecole Polytechnique. The gathering will be held at the Moore House in Carleton Place, December 6th at 2 p.m. They hope you can join them. Interval House supports the women’s efforts and are happy they have chosen to use their strength to create this opportunity for the community to gather and mark ...

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