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She Is Your Neighbour

In 2019, Moving Beyond Violence (words around a blue circle with a silhouette of a dragonfly)She Is Your Neighbour was launched in the form of a blog series and social media campaign. Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region (WSCWR) asked community leaders to share their perspectives on domestic violence and explain why they are invested in ending it. These community leaders became ambassadors of the She Is Your Neighbour project. Together, WCSWR and these leaders explored different types of abuse and challenged the misconception that domestic violence refers only to physical violence. Many ambassadors shared stories of emotional, psychological, and financial violence that they have witnessed or experienced.

In fall 2020, the She Is Your Neighbour podcast was released! In the podcast, WCSWR takes a deep dive into domestic violence. Through thought-provoking discussions WCSWR addresses hard topics like domestic violence and the drug trade, violence against Indigenous women and girls, challenges for transgender youth seeking support, and more.

Season Two was produced in 2021. Throughout this season, we build on topics we explored in Season One and fill in the blanks by covering new topic areas. Join us as we explore the realities and complexities of domestic violence.

Our goal is to increase awareness and understanding of domestic violence through thought-provoking discussions, highlighting groups who are disproportionately impacted. We all have a role to play in ending domestic violence.

She Is Your Neighbour is hosted by Jenna Mayne.

She Is Your Neighbour Season Two airs every other Wednesday at 12:01pm–1:00pm from 26 January 2022 to 1 June 2022; Season Three begins on 15 June 2022.

What Next?

WCSWR encourages you to get involved! Read a blog story, tune into the podcast, buy a book, start conversations, and use the hashtag #SheIsYourNeighbour. We can’t do this without you! We all have a role to play in ending domestic violence.

What is Domestic Violence?

There are many forms of domestic violence, all of which include attempts to maintain power and control over the thoughts, beliefs and behaviour of a woman by creating fear and/or dependency. All forms of abuse result in the woman feeling powerless, unequal and unsafe.

Forms of Domestic Violence

Domestic abuse includes but is not limited to:

  • Emotional
  • Physical
  • Psychological
  • Financial
  • Sexual
  • Verbal
  • Spiritual

Know the signs

Signs of domestic abuse include but are not limited to:

  • Insults or put downs, name calling
  • Violent outbursts
  • Threats of violence or harm
  • Threats to destroy property or harm pets
  • Forced sexual acts
  • Physical assault
  • Control over finances
  • Unkept promises of change

We all have a role to play in ending domestic violence

Use the hashtag #SheIsYourNeighbour

listen to the #SHE IS YOUR NEIGHBOUR podcast

CKMS Community Connections for 14 December 2020 with Jen Hutton, of Women’s Crisis Services Waterloo Region

Show Notes

Portrait of Jen Hutton
Jen Hutton
Moving Beyond Violence (text surrounding a circle with silhoutte of a dragonfly)
#She Is Your Neighbour (WCSWR)

Jen Hutton, the CEO of Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region talks to Bob Jonkman about the services offered, the process of getting support, and the podcast She Is Your Neighbour.

The interview starts at 4m45s.


24 Hour Support Line

Kitchener-Waterloo: +1‑519‑742‑5894
Cambridge: +1‑519‑653‑2422

In danger? Call 911

The Women’s Crisis Services Waterloo Region is holding their Gift of Hope campaign during the holiday season. By donating to Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region you are providing essential services to women and children who have experienced domestic violence and come to WCSWR for support. Donate today!


Download: ckms-community-connections-2020-12-14-episode071.mp3 (56.2 MB, 58m30s, episode 071)

Podcast Index

Time Title Artist Album
0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc Steve Todd CKMS Community Connections
0m46s Christmas Changes Taylor Davison Christmas Changes (closeup of ornments in a tree)single
4m45s How Bob came across WCSWR looking for podcasts on WR Dashboard; Jen Hutton explains what Women’s Crisis Services is and does; statistics on domestic violence; the kinds of abuse that women suffer; listing the 24 Hour Support Lines: Kitchener-Waterloo: +1‑519‑742‑5894 or Cambridge: +1‑519‑653‑2422, both available to rural townships as well; how to access shelter support; better to prevent domestic abuse from happening in the first place;
20m26s All I Want For Christmas Is You I, The Mountain (Colllage of I, The Mountain members)(single)
24m58s What happens when someone calls the 24 hour support line; receiving calls from family and friends; planning, and things to consider when leaving; what a shelter is like — hotel style, communal dining area; staying at the shelter until housing is available; working with community partners like thrift stores and food banks; providing outreach support after moving out; a network of shelter support services across Ontario;
39m01s Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer (Softtone Remix) Astrocolor Astrocolor | Remixes for Christmas (out-of-focus Christmas lights in front of silhouettes of people)Remixes for Christmas
42m10s Talking about the She Is Your Neighbour podcast, hosted by Jenna Mayne; origins of the podcast; introducing episode 3: A Childhood Experience of Domestic Violence with Chris Linklater
46m49s A Childhood Experience of Domestic Violence with Chris Linklater Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region Moving Beyond Violence (text surrounding a circle with silhoutte of a dragonfly)#She Is Your Neighbour (WCSWR)
55m45s Discussing the podcast episode; contact information for WCSWR.

Bob gives the end credits.

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