Help Jessica McInnis legal fund

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My name is Tanya Hodgeman, I currently reside in Durham Region, Jessica McInnis and I have been best friends for 26 years. We have been through a lot together: she was there when my daughter was born and we have shared many other life journeys. She has been a great deal of support for me. Now I am going to be there to support her in her time of need! 

Jessica has been a Toronto Police officer for 20 years. I was at her graduation and witnessed her receiving many awards over that period.  I have seen how many lives she has touched with the kindness and empathy that she has generously given to victims of crime, as well as the compassion she has displayed.

For the last few years, Jessica McInnis was sexually harassed by another Toronto police officer.  This became an intolerable nightmare and she finally had to report it, following which, she became the subject of a number of reprisals.  With no other option, she made an application to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal against the perpetrator and four others respondents, alleging sexual harassment in the workplace. 

We ALL have a right not to be harassed at work! 

Statements already made on behalf of respondents have made it clear that the proceedings will be vigorously contested, forcing Jessica to endure a lengthy and costly battle involving numerous lawyers and many witnesses over several days.  The cost of these proceedings will be huge and well beyond her means.  

She needs your help with this fight for her RIGHT to be free of workplace harassment! Please donate what you can to support her. Share the posts, any little bit will help.

All donations will be used to pay for her extensive legal fees. 

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Thank you for helping. #forthewomeninblue

Tanya Hodgeman
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Hello Everyone,

This is Tanya, I wanted to provide a quick update. Firstly I would like to thank each and every one of you for your donations, including people who donated outside of go fund me.

As some of you may know from the new, Jessica has had to take a leave from work and can no longer do extra paid duties to help pay for her legal fees. So I’m asking everyone to please share, tweet, email, and put the go fund me link on all your social media’s to help her get to her goal as she is still needing more support! Use the hashtag I have made for all women in the Toronto Police #forthewomeninblue

Thank you in advance for your continued support to help Jess fight against systemic harassment and bullying in the Toronto Police Service. She truly is a fighter and will not stop until this has created change for other women in the Toronto Police.


Tanya Hodgeman
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