Fifteen women, their mothers and their children have been killed in Ontario by intimate partners or family members since January 2018.
This is more than the yearly average.
Holly Hamilton, 29, Hamilton
Baljit Thandi, 32, Brampton
Avtar Kaur, 60, Brampton
Elaine Bellevue, 61, Mississauga
Jan Singh, 70, Oakville
Barbara Kovic, 76, Etobicoke
Raya Turunen, 88, Ryerson Township
Ulla Theoret, 55, Ryerson Township
Paul Theoret, 28, Ryerson Township
Safaa Marina, 53, Nepean
Brenda Richardson, 77, Kenora
Alicia Lewandowski, 25, Mississauga
Krassimira Pejcinovski, 39, Ajax
Roy Pejcinovski, 15, Ajax
Venallia Pejcinovski, 13, Ajax
In their Toronto Star article, Luke’s Place Legal Director, Pamela Cross; Marlene Ham, Executive Director of the Ontario Association of Interval & Transition Houses; and Farrah Khan, Consent Comes First coordinator at Ryerson University write:
Gender-based violence remains a pervasive issue for too many women and their children. Indigenous women, trans women, older women, newcomer women and women living with disabilities are at increased risk of experiencing violence because of systemic barriers and system failures. This is a public issue, requiring a public response.