Work at a salon or spa? 

Cut It Out logo

We are looking for people working in hair salons and spas to participate in a  program called Cut It Out.

This one hour training session will be held on Monday, October 17th, 2016 at 9 am at Anselma House.  Please let us know if you are interested in attending this or future sessions (we routinely host training every Fall & Spring, future dates to be announced) by emailing Ruth Gilmour at:


Why participate in Cut it Out?

As a salon or spa professional, you have an opportunity to help women in abusive relationships since you work in an environment where women feel comfortable and they develop trusted relationships with you. You get to know your regular clients in a way that may help you notice signs of abuse that others may miss.

We will teach you to

  • recognize the warning signs of an abusive relationship.
  • know how to respond by safely supporting women experiencing abuse

And we’ll provide you with resources so your clients know how to get our help!

Learn more

Only 1 hour of training

By giving us 1 hour of your time, you can help women move beyond violence.

The next one hour training session is October 17th, 2016 at 9am.

Please let us know if you are interested or wish to learn more by e-mailing Ruth at:

Participating salons and spas

We are grateful to the salons and spas who have had one or more staff receive Cut it Out training. We also appreciate the schools that have had future salon and spa staff trained.

A part of the Family, Friends & Neighbours project

The Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women and Children brought the idea to Canada and created the program being used in this country as part of the Family, Friends and Neighbours project which receives funding from the Province of Ontario.

Coverage of Cut It Out

This initiative has attracted media attention. Watch, listen and read it.