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“Safety for Women Workshop” being offered Saturday May 30, 2015

In partnership, the Cobourg Police Service and Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre are excited to offer their very first “Safety for Women Workshop” to the members of the community.

The Town of Cobourg is regarded by many as one of the safest communities in the province to live in and visit, but common sense tells us that the streets of any town or city are not entirely safe. Many crimes don't discriminate between male and female, but most will agree that women are particularly vulnerable to certain types of crime.

This workshop facilitated by Staff Sergeant Cori Slaughter, Ottawa Police Service, provides safety information to women to reduce the risk of victimization. The course develops knowledge of personal safety while covering topics such as:

  1. Understanding assault, statistics, and the law
  2. Familiarity with self-defence, weapons and the law
  3. Unconventional weapons and techniques
  4. Awareness of real attack situations
  5. Safety in the car and home
  6. Date rape and drug facilitated sexual assault
  7. Stalking

This course is designed to accommodate women ages 13 and up. Techniques are simple and easy to learn.

We invite you to participate in the upcoming “Safety for Women Workshop” being held on

Saturday May 30, 2015  between 10am – 12:00pm,

Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre,

40 Swayne Street, Cobourg, Ontario.

Free workshop – donations are welcome

Donations go to the Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre to help provide services to members of the community in need of assistance.

To register;

  1.  Complete the online registration form at the Cobourg Police Website – Women's Safety Workshop


  1. call: 905-372-1545 (Monday – Friday 9:00am- 4:00pm) to speak with Shannon Brooks.

  (Proud partners with the Ottawa Police Service)