Training & Education
SafePet Ontario's mission is to provide pet-safekeeping to survivors of family violence and human trafficking, and to educate frontline professionals and the public about the "link" among four types of violence: animal abuse, child abuse, elder abuse, and gender-based violence.
We offer educational programs to shelters, workplaces, schools, and interested community groups, and we are developing a training portal for on-demand courses.
Training & Educational Programming
We are currently expanding our training and educational opportunities. Here are some exciting initiatives that are "in the works":
Community of Practice meetings for Ontario VAW shelters that currently (or hope to) allow pets onsite
Creating a manual and guide for starting your own local pet-safekeeping program
On-demand courses on "the link", working with survivors and their pets, and interventions available for those experiencing "link" crimes
On-demand training for SafePet foster families, partner shelters, and veterinarians