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Coordination

We convene cross-sectoral groups to identify systemic issues, promote knowledge sharing and improve collaboration. We believe that preventing and responding to violence against women requires an approach in which different sectors are informed and working well together.

78

agencies engaged in
coordination initiatives in 2019

63

crosssectoral meetings
held in 2019

86

community agencies engaged in
policy development in 2019

WomanACT members are non-profit agencies, charitable organizations, public agencies, corporations, associations and individuals who are committed to furthering WomanACT’s mission and vision. We work closely with our members to better understand the issues impacting our communities, and use a collective voice to advocate for change.


Members

Abrigo Centre

Aura Freedom International

ACT – AIDS Committee of Toronto

Barbra Schlifer Commerative Clinic

Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto

Catholic Family Services of Toronto

Child Development Institute

Children’s Aid Society of Toronto

Elizabeth Fry Toronto

Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter

Family Service Toronto

Greek Orthodox Family Services and Counselling

Interval House

KCWA Family and Social Services

Legal Aid Ontario

National Council of Jewish Women of Canada

Nellie’s

Oasis Centre des femmes

Restoring Smiles – Dr Borna Meisami Commemorative Foundation

Red Door Family Shelter

Scarborough Women’s Centre

South Asian Women’s Centre

Toronto Public Health

Uber Canada

Victim Services Toronto

West Neighbourhood House

Yorktown Family Services

YWCA Toronto

The Toronto Region Violence Against Women Coordinating Committee (VAWCC) is a community-based, cross-sectoral committee that works together to improve community responses for women experiencing violence and their children. The aim of the VAWCC is to strengthen linkages and networks among existing community agencies and enhance inter-agency cooperation to address violence against women.

Funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS).

For more information, please contact:

Priya Shastri
Networks Coordinator
PShashtri@womanact.ca

Participating Members

Abrigo Centre

Anduhyaun Inc.

Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic

Catholic Family Services of Toronto

Centre for Spanish- Speaking Peoples

Community Family Services of Ontario

COSTI Settlement Services

Dr. Roz’s Healing Place (Formerly Emily Stowe Shelter)

Earlscourt-Creche Child Development Institute (CDI)

Ernestine’s

Etobicoke Children’s Centre

Family Service Toronto

Greek Orthodox Family Services & Counselling

Juliette’s Place (previous Homeward)

Interval House

Jamaican Canadian Association/CAFCAN

Jewish Family & Child Service

KCWA Family and Social Services

La Maison D’Hébergement pour femmes francophone

Native Child & Family Services of Toronto

North York Women’s Shelter

Oasis Centre des femmes 

Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre

The Redwood

Riverdale Immigrant Women’s Centre

Settlement Assistance and Family Support Services (SAFSS)

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Support Enhance Access Services (SEAS Centre)

TNO – The Neighbourhood Organization

Tropicana Community Services

West Neighbourhood House

Woman Abuse Council of Toronto

Women’s Habitat of Etobicoke

Nellie’s

WoodGreen Red Door Family Shelter

Yorktown Family Services

YWCA Toronto

The Transitional and Housing Support Program (THSP) Network facilitates access to safe and affordable housing and support for women and families impacted by violence. THSP front-line workers and managers meet on a regular basis to develop shared strategies to address women’s and children’s need for safe and affordable housing and transitional support.

Funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS)

For more information, please contact:

Priya Shastri
Networks Coordinator
PShashtri@womanact.ca


Participating Member Organizations

Anduhyaun Inc.

Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic

Catholic Family Services Toronto

Centre for Spanish Speaking Peoples

Community Family Services of Ontario

Dr. Roz’s Healing Place

Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter

Jewish Family and Child Service

Native Child and Family Services of Ontario

KCWA Family and Social Services

Nellie’s

Oasis Centre des femmes

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

The Neighbourhood Organization

Tropicana Community Services

West Neighbourhood House

Women’s Habitat of Etobicoke

Yorktown Shelter for Women YWCA Toronto

The CAS/VAW Advisory Committee is a service-based network that works to increase collaboration, enhance service delivery and support positive outcomes for women and children who have experienced violence. Membership on the Committee is made up of organizational and senior-level representatives from the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) funded violence against women and children protection agencies.

Funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS).

For more information, please contact:

Priya Shastri
Networks Coordinator
PShashtri@womanact.ca


Participating Member Organizations

Abrigo Centre

Anduhyaun Inc.          

Assaulted Women’s Helpline

Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic

Catholic Family Services Toronto

Centre for Spanish Speaking Peoples

Community Family Services of Ontario

Child Development Institute  

COSTI Immigrant Services

Dr. Roz’s Healing Place

Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter

Etobicoke Children’s Centre

Family Service Toronto

Greek Orthodox Family Services

Jewish Family and Child Service

Julliette’s Place

Interval House

Jamaican Canadian Association

Korean-Canadian Women’s Association

La Maison

Native Child and Family Services of Toronto

Nellie’s  

North York Women’s Shelter

Oasis Centre des femmes

Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre

Riverdale Immigrant Women’s Centre

Settlement Assistance & Family Support Services

Society of Saint Vincent De Paul

S.E.A.S. Centre

The Redwood Shelter

The Neighbourhood Organization

Tropicana Community Services

West Neighbourhood House

Women’s Habitat of Etobicoke

WoodGreen Red Door Family Shelter

Yorktown Family Services

YWCA Toronto

The WomanACT Health Committee provides an opportunity for health-care practitioners to share information about promising practices to prevent and respond to violence against women. The Health Committee membership includes key representatives from the health sector, including nurses, social workers, community health workers, public-health practitioners and staff from community health centres.

For more information or to join, please contact:

info@womanact.ca

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