An Everyday Hero

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Joy Lang, Community Liaison Office for the Center for Research and Education on Violence against Women and Children (CREVAWC) at Western’s Faculty of Education accepted an Everyday Heroes Award at the London Hilton on Wednesday, October 6.

During her long career, Joy has worked tirelessly to enhance awareness, training and services related to women abuse across Ontario. In 1979 Joy became the founding Director of the Chatham Kent Women's Centre as well as a founding Director of the Chatham-Kent County Task Force on Family Violence and the Chatham-Kent County Child Abuse Co-ordinating Committee. Since then she has continued to be involved in the areas of woman abuse, sexual harassment, homelessness and domestic violence through her participation in research and clinical services at the Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System of the London Family Court Clinic, the Centre for Research and Education on Violence against Women and Children at the University of Western Ontario, the London Homeless Coalition and The London Co-ordinating Committee to End Woman Abuse.

Congratulations Joy, and thank you for everything you do.