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  • Manitoba Association of Women's Shelters

MAWS provides information only. If you are in danger call 911. If you or someone you know is being abused, call the confidential 24/7 provincial toll-free crisis & support line at: 1-877-977-0007

Courses Available Now

MAWS courses are available online and designed to be self-paced. Once you set up an account you can complete as much as you wish and return at a later time to finish the course.

MAWS Members

Access to these courses is included with a membership to MAWS. Please contact the Executive Director of your shelter or agency for the discount coupon or contact MAWS for more information.


Upon completing a course you will be issued a certificate of completion. Please check your account details and make sure your name is entered correctly so it will print on the certificate.

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How to use MAWS Training

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Available Courses

Stop Family Violence Course


This 2-3 hour online learning initiative comes with a printable course completion certificate.


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Transforming Together – Board Governance Course

This course was developed to build the capacity of Board of Directors of family violence agencies in Manitoba.


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Domestic Violence Safety Assessment Tool (DVSAT)

This tool is designed for family violence situations to determine the level of risk a client may be experiencing. Course Duration – 1-1.5 hours


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Understanding Mental Health and Substance Use: Training for Professionals Working with Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence — FREE

Learn how to effectively respond to survivors with complex mental health and substance use concerns within your agencies. Course Duration 13 modules – 3 hours each


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Indigenous Perspectives

Learn about Colonial History and Legacy the Indigenous People’s Right to Land and stories from around the world highlighting the plight of Indigenous Peoples everywhere. Course Duration – 3 hours


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Cultural Humility

A lifelong process of self-reflection and self-critique whereby the individual not only learns about another’s culture, but one starts with an examination of her/his own beliefs and cultural identities. Course Duration – 1.5-2 hours


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Supporting Muslim Women in Intimate Partner and Family Violence Shelters

The ways in which we understand and experience abuse, power, and control differ based on an individual’s unique experiences, as well as cultural, social, and spiritual norms. Course Duration – 30-45 minutes


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Islamophobia can be described as stereotypes, bias or acts of hostility towards individual Muslims or followers of Islam in general. Course Duration – 1.5 hours


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Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue and Burnout

Compassion fatigue can leave you feeling exhausted and affect your ability to help people. Learn how this happens and what to do. Course Duration – 2 hours


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Self Care


Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue and Burnout can take a toll on people working as helping professionals. This course will help you learn how to deal with the exhaustion. Course Duration – 30-45 minutes


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Emotional Intelligence and Counselling Strategies

Emotional intelligence is crucial to preserving a positive mental state. Course Duration – 1.5-2 hours


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Understanding Stress


Continuous stress without relief can result in a negative stress reaction. Course Duration – 75 minutes


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Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care


Trauma-informed care is a way to approach people that embraces and recognizes the importance of treating the whole person. Course Duration – 1-1.5 hours


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Supporting Clients with Traumatic Brain Injuries from Intimate Partner Violence

About one in three women across the world will experience IPV during their lifetime. Course Duration – 15-20 minutes


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The Crisis and Supportive Listening Line

This two-part course will teach best practices when responding to or investigating calls on a crisis and supportive listening line. Course Duration – 30-60 minutes


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Documentation Quick Study Course


Documentation is an essential element of work in shelters and the gender-based violence sector. Course Duration – 30-45 minutes


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Coercive Control

Learn how to recognize coercive control in all its forms. Course Duration – 30 minutes



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Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are real, complex, bio-psychosocial diseases that can have serious consequences. Course Duration – 1.5 hours


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Technology Facilitated Violence & Teen Dating

Tech-facilitated violence is when technology is intentionally used by perpetrators to commit violent abusive acts. Course Duration – 30-45 minutes


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Ethics for Helping Professionals

Organizations that work with vulnerable populations should have Core Ethical Values that employees are expected to adhere to. They should include the following: respect, compassion, confidentiality, and integrity. Course Duration – 1 hour


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Working with Disclosures of Childhood Sexual Abuse

What are your beliefs about CSA and how it affects everyone? What are your biggest fears? Course Duration – 2.5 hours


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Understanding the Impact of Domestic Violence on Mother-Child Relationships

What are your beliefs about CSA and how it affects everyone? What are your biggest fears? Course Duration – 1 hour and 40 minutes


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Counselling Skills

Counselling skills refers to strategies and approaches that counselors should engage in when working with clients. Some of these skills include trauma-informed care, empathetic listening, active listening, and strengths-based practices. Course Duration – 20-30 minutes


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