Blog Stories

In 2019, we launched She Is Your Neighbour with the help of 14 ambassadors who are community leaders in Waterloo Region. Read their stories to learn about different types of abuse and to hear why they are invested in ending domestic violence.

Brenda Halloran

Mayor of Waterloo, 2006-2014

Bryan Larkin

Chief of Police, Waterloo Region

Melissa Durrell

President, Durrell Communications

Mike Pereira

Community Development Leader

Jacquie Hanley

Education Management

Juneyt Yetkiner 

Nuevo-Flamenco Guitarist

Katie Fox

Marketing, Foxnet

Leo Tobi

Community Builder

Heather Caron

Owner, Caron Family Law

Darryl Fletcher 

“Chef D”

Tric Fletcher

Faith FM & Chef D TV

Cavell Johnson

Head Coach, KW Titans

Mary Wilhelm

ED, Woolwich Counselling Centre

Mike Farwell

Radio Host & Hockey Analyst

Stories From A Neighbour

The Second Chapter of our Blog Series

Since launching She Is Your Neighbour, many survivors have reached out to tell us that reading the stories encouraged them to open up about their own experiences. We also heard from community partners, professionals who work in the VAW (violence against women) sector, as well as family members and friends of survivors, who stood by a loved one as they experienced domestic violence. Moving forward, we will be sharing the perspectives of survivors, loved ones of survivors, and community partners.


Survivor of Domestic Violence


Music Therapist at WCSWR

Rob – Deputy Fire Chief

City of Kitchener Fire Department 


“the girl in between”


Survivor of Domestic Violence

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*Please note that some names and identifying details have been changed to protect the safety and privacy of individuals in the story.

We all have a role to play in ending domestic violence

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