2016 Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence

2016 Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence





The Walk Against Domestic Violence is an annual event to raise awareness of the prevalence of domestic violence in our society as well as to raise funds to help support women and children who have experienced abuse as they move towards leading lives free from abuse. This is the third year for this event.

This year, the annual Walk is being held on Sunday May 15, 2016, starting and ending at the Harbourfront Community Centre at 627 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3G3. The Walk will take us west along the Martin Goodman Trail, towards our turn-around points at 5 and 7.5 km.

The Event

Walk, run or cycle individually or in teams, bring your dogs along for the walk. Whichever way you decide to take part in the event, it will be an amazing time filled with exercise, fun and socializing, while you support a great cause helping women and children affected by abuse move towards leading lives free from abuse.


Childcare will be provided for children who are unable to do the walk. The parent/ Guardian will present photo ID when child is dropped off and the information will be written on the admission form. The same photo ID will need to be presented to collect the child and the information will be compared with what is on the child’s admission form before the child is released.

Silent Auction

During the course of the day there will be a silent auction of items generously donated by various corporations and individuals. At the closing ceremony, the highest bidders will receive their items from the auction.

Fun and Games

For those who would like to join us but are not keen on walking, running or cycling, there will be fun activities planned for the duration of the walk. Our Games Marshals will be happy to challenge your skill and levels of adventure.


Ways to support us:

1) Register & Walk, Run or Cycle, individually, in teams or bring your dog for the Walk (this will be a link to the fundraising website)


2) Make a Donation in lieu of walking (this will be a link to the donations button)

Thank you for your support.


3) If you are not a Walker…Come for the Fun!


Games and Contests

Silent Auction

Photo Opportunities


Information TAB

Event Outline:

Time: Registration at 9:30 am, Walk starts at 11:00 am
Opening Ceremony 10:30 am
Warm-up 10:50 am
Closing Ceremony 2:30 pm
Registration Adults $30.00, Children up to 15 years and seniors $15.00

Free T-shirt for all participants

Talk is cheap, Walk the Talk

We all talk about ending domestic violence. Yet…

67% of all Canadians say they personally know at least one woman who has been sexually or physically assaulted.

-The Violence Against Women Survey, Statistics Canada, 1993

What have you done about it lately?

Help raise awareness by joining our Walk.

HFG is a not-for-profit organization that provides free, ongoing support to women and children across the Greater Toronto Area who have experienced abuse.

The Walk Against Domestic Violence benefits the women and children supported by HFG Happy Families Support Network Inc.

Further details / Contact

Leonie Segall – HFG Happy Families Support Network Inc. 647-494-4090 email – leonie@hfgfamilies.com

Memories page

Beautiful Memories


I can send these to you via dropbox







The 2016 Walk Route:

Starting at the Harbourfront Community Centre going West along the Martin Goodman Trail to the turn-around points for 5 and 7.5 km


Sponsor page

Thanks to the sponsors of the 2015 Walk Against Domestic Violence


Visit our Facebook event page (this will be a link to the Facebook page)


This event would not be possible without a dedicated team of volunteers

Support the Walk Against Domestic Violence by donating your time.  Please review the list of volunteer positions below and complete the application form below.

Thank you for volunteering

Volunteer Position


Volunteer Orientation and – Walk Package Assembly All Volunteers to attend
Set-up Crew Responsible for setting up venue, heavy lifting required
Information Booth Welcome visitors to the event and answer general questions
Volunteer Registration and Check-in Check in volunteers as they arrive
Finish Line Crew Finish line set up as needed (heavy lifting required), congratulate walkers passing the finish line while handing out ribbons and water to participants
Water Stations Wake-up early and join the excitement on-course by handing out beverages to passing walkers
Course Marshals Working at positions along the course, ensuring that the course is clear for walkers, as well as cheering them on as they run by. Excellent opportunity for gaining volunteer hours needed for graduation. This role is one of the most important roles along the course. Various times available, including very early morning
First Aid Crew Wake-up early and join the excitement on-course by being ready if someone needs first aid
Lead Walker Be the front point person – walk in front of the walkers to keep group together
Sweep Walker Be the back point person – follow the last walkers along the course, releasing course marshals along the way
Start Line Crew Set up the start line for our walk participants and assist with crowd control
Food Service Check for walk bibs and serve food to participants after the walk
Gear Check In Store and retrieve participant belongings on walk day
Course Logistics Crew Responsible for getting all equipment on and off course – (Signs, Banners, tables, chairs, snacks, water)
Clean-up Crew Responsible for maintaining venue site appearance
Childcare Crew Responsible facilitating activities for the children that are too young to walk
Venue/Equipment Crew Provide general help with overall equipment set up, heavy lifting required
Half Point Greeter Hand out water and granola bars, give directions to washrooms
Music In charge of DJ services throughout the day.
Photographer Take pictures of the whole day and other photo opportunities.
Games Marshall In charge of fun and games for non-walkers
Photo Booth In charge of taking candid pictures with props

Volunteer Application Form

Personal Information

Full Name:
Last First
Street Address Apartment/Unit #
City Province Postal Code
Home Phone: Cell Phone:
Birth Date:

Emergency Contact Information

Full Name:
Last First M.I.
Primary Phone: