A policy is defined as a Corporate direction that is formally adopted by Council resolution. Enacting policies provides a framework for decision making ensuring consistency throughout the municipality. The supporting legislation for such policy development is the Municipal Act. It specifically provides Council the authority to develop and evaluate the policies and programs of a municipality.
Intimate Partner Violence
Stone Mills Council would like to acknowledge that November is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Canada and marks Women Abuse Prevention month in Ontario. This commemorative month aims to promote education and prevention, support survivors, and advocate for policies to combat domestic violence.
The Council of the Corporation of Stone Mills, formally declares Intimate Partner Violence as an Epidemic.
If you or someone you know is experiencing Intimate Partner Violence, know that you are not alone. The Lennox & Addington County Interval House can provide safe shelter, transitional housing, and a 24 hour crisis line in case of emergencies. In addition, they can help you gather the necessary information regarding referral and advocacy, information, support, counselling, safety planning, and an end to isolation through our resources page. Lennox & Addington Interval House also has a Youth in Transitional Housing program which provides short-term housing and supports for youth ages 16-29.
Lennox & Addington Interval House
Website- Lennox & Addington Interval House (intervalhousenapanee.ca)
Toll Free: 1-800-667-1010
Text Phone Number: 613-449-1080
Location: 174 Centre St. N, Napanee ON. K7R 1N5
Mailing Address: P.O Box 113, Napanee ON. K7R 3L4
Accessibility for Ontarians
The Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act came into effect in 2005 and introduced changes that affects how a municipality conducts it's day to day business.