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Education & Prevention of Relationship Violence

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Education & Prevention of Relationship Violence

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Natalie's graduation photo, 2004

On May 15, 2006, Natalie Novak, a 20-year-old student at Ryerson University in Toronto, was murdered in an act of domestic violence.

Since then, Natalie's parents Dawn & Ed Novak have worked tirelessly to bring to light the circumstances that led to her—in hindsight—predictable and preventable death. The Natalie Novak Fund is dedicated to providing current, research-based information regarding relationship violence, to students, the general public and professionals who support victims of relationship violence.

 

If Only... Natalie's Story

"Creating an educational video seemed the natural next step. The audience needed to meet Natalie, first through the words and memories of her friends and family and secondly through family photos that chronicle the passage of her life. Launching the video, If Only … Natalie’s Story, in 2010 has resulted in my ability to reach thousands of people. "

– Dawn Novak

Trailer for the film "If Only... Nat's Story"

 

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Nat's Story

Words, Pictures and Music By and About Natalie

 

"Take it for what it's worth.
My birth was a blessing.
Sent to live and die on earth as a lesson."

– Nat Novak, Age 17