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We are pleased to announce the winner of our ugly sweater contest – Penny Cothran.  Penny is the winner of a $50 Visa card.  Thanks to those who sent us their photos.

Our Holiday Giving – “Share Hope Campaign” results are in. To date we have received $9331 in donations less CanadaHelps Fees. Thank you all so much for your generosity. These funds will go directly to iSisters technology programs for disadvantaged women to assist them in finding employment, a higher education or simply moving forward to better their lives and those of their children.

iSisters Receives $10,000 grant from the Ottawa Community Foundation 
 
Thank you to the Ottawa Community Foundation for approving our grant application to educate immigrant and refugee women to succeed through technology mentoring.  

100 Women Who Care

On December 7, Ann our Executive Director presented to the 100 Women Who Care meeting together with two other agencies to convince the women which charity should receive donations from the women members present. To date, iSisters has received a total of $3915.00 from the event. A special thank you to all the women who supported iSisters. 

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

Please share with your circles of influence and those who may find this of interest/benefit.
 

We’re emailing to share information about a study of advocates’ work with survivors who are experiencing technology-facilitated abuse. We’re forwarding the call for participants and asking you to forward it on to your colleagues as you feel is appropriate.

 

Call for participants: practitioners in domestic violence or information security who have supported survivors of technology-facilitated abuse (tech abuse)


A PhD candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute, Julia Slupska, is conducting a study on how professionals support survivors of technology-facilitated abuse, including stalking, harassment, surveillance or image-based abuse (or ‘revenge porn’) within intimate relationships (such as current or former romantic partners, family, friends or colleagues). The purpose of the study is to raise awareness of how practitioners support survivors, the critical work they do, any areas for improvement, and where further research or support is needed. Criteria for participating in this study is to have supported at least three survivors experiencing tech abuse as a privacy advocate or support worker in domestic or intimate partner violence, and participation will involve a one-hour interview. The study will inform the development of an “abusability toolkit” aimed to encourage tech designers to account for interpersonal threats. If interested in participating or have any questions, please contact Ms. Slupska at Julia.Slupska@cybersecurity.ox.ac.uk.

 

Thank you!

iSisters Technology Mentoring is supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) and the Ottawa Community Foundation

COVID-19 response

We are extremely grateful for funding received to support two projects (up to March 31, 2021) for disadvantaged women both in rural and urban areas to receive technology instruction assisting them and their children to navigate Google Classroom, connect with outside resources (financial, community resources/supports, physician portals, etc.  They will also have the ability to navigate the iSisters YouTube Channel for self-help videos.

Minto Foundation – Halo Grant 

We are pleased to announce that the Minto Foundation has approved our grant application for development of a new iSisters program – iWork.  This program will assist our grads find employment, support them through technology during their employment and will work in partnership with the hiring organization to ensure success of the hire.  Another great way for women to succeed!   Thank you so much for your support!
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