Who We Are

WomanACT has been providing coordination, planning and community mobilization in Toronto since 1991. Today, we are a charitable organization with a membership of organizations and individuals working to end violence against women through system change.

Our Vision

WomanACT advocates for a world where all women and gender diverse people live free from violence and have economic security.

Our Mission

WomanACT works collaboratively to eradicate gender-based violence through research, education and advocacy.

Strategic Plan

Our strategic plan for the next four years is focused on strengthening long-term partnerships with cross-sector partners, including the private sector, and engaging women with lived experience across all areas of our work.

Our Approach

We take an integrated approach to making change. Our goal is to create lasting and systemic change through collaborative and innovative research, education and advocacy.

Our Values

Gender Equity

We are a feminist organization using an intersectional lens to challenge the systems that reinforce inequities.


We support and learn from diverse voices, perspectives and approaches to find effective system responses and solutions.

Partnership and Collaboration

We work across sectors and with communities to learn from each other and strengthen our collective impact and outcomes.

Learning and Innovation

We value continuous learning and embrace bold and evidence-based solutions that result in meaningful system change.

Transparency and Accountability

We value integrity and hold ourselves accountable to our stakeholders and our communities.