It's back!! Personal Safety Course for Women and Girls 14+

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Hey Ladies! 

The Mississauga Safe City Initiative is once again hosting a personal safety course, and you are invited to attend!

In light of recent comments made in the GTA (stating that the reason women are sexually assaulted is they dress provocatively, and not because power dynamics AROUND THE WORLD tell attackers that their behaviour is acceptable and they will receive no repercussions); I thought what a great time to remind women of this wonderful, low-cost course offered in the city.

Ladies, the truth is the law may not try/want/or even believe they have to protect you. Victim/survivor blaming is shameful, but rampant. It is the unfortunate norm. However, you can choose to learn to protect yourself! 

The course is a one day intensive and covers the following areas: 
  • Developing an early warning system
  • Situational awareness
  • Developing a survival mindset
  • Legal aspects of self-protection
  • Direct techniques for physical protection
This is an excellent opportunity to teach yourself and your daughters/nieces/sisters etc. that they do not have to be helpless victims of violence!  

Please fill out the registration form and email it to:  OR fax to: 905-615-4111.

If you have any questions about the program please send your questions to the above email address.  

What: Women's Empowerment and Protection Network, Level 1 - Personal Safety Course
When: Saturday, July 28, 2012, from 12-6pm
Where: Sendokan Dojo, 5030 Maingate Drive, Unit 1, Mississauga, ON, L4W 1N5 (just west of Eglinton & Dixie) Map
Cost: $20 - subsidized by Safe City Mississauga

- Tiffany 

Birth Stories

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Birth Stories

When: Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 @ 6.30pm
Where: 7095 Rexwood Rd, Malton
Hosted by: Crystal 

Calling all scrapbookers!

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Calling All Scrapbookers 
(and those who, like me, havent even done their Wedding Album yet - its been 13 years). 
This week Wednesday July 11, Malton Moms will be hosting a Scrapbook Session for Moms. All are welcome. 

Where: 7095 Rexwood Road in the Derrybrae building
When: Wednesday July 11th, 2012
Hosted By: Nadine Ruby of Malton Moms and Professional Scrapbookess Cheryl
Special Thanks to Nadine Rubie for making this happen. Send an email to to sign up!

- Crystal

Live, Love, Laugh or LOAN, LIEN, LIE?

Pin It As a mom and a woman who may have something to share with the thousands of other Ontarian students and graduates who are stuck under the thumb of OSAP, I thought I would share this story with you…

After 11 years of garnishment re: student loan, I was finally free. Or so I thought. I was a typical student of the 90's. Went to college and then to university and end up racking up a total student loan debt of about $30,000. My payment plan issued by the bank advised me that one loan would be paid off in 9.5 years and the other in 14.5 years. That game plan seemed a little harsh so I requested interest relief in the month of November and by the following January, I was told in a generic letter that there may be a lien on my tax return. Now imagine my disgust, just starting my adult life and already having a weight on my shoulder.

Fast forward to May 2011, two children later, 10 and five years old. Tax refund is sweet and it is all mine. It took more than 9.5 but less than 14.5. Paid some bills and put a little in savings.

They say the postman always rings twice, well "ring, ring". I letter advising me that I have been audited and I must provide the necessary documents or I will be reassessed.

You have got to be kidding me, what are the chances. For ten years I have been doing this and no one had questioned me, but the first year that I hold actual funds in my hand, I am being questioned?

They (CRA) would like proof that the children are mine. What! They are ten and five, WT... WHY did you not ask who these children belonged to when you were collecting my money???? I need receipts for where I was living! Mom with two kids, I must have been living under a damn rock. I digress, I cried, I cussed, I conceded.

The system is flawed and all I can do is sit and ponder at the idea that I.O.U. $6000.00.

(I am currently in the process of submitting documents, I will let you know the outcome.)

- Camar


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