Who We Are

The Woman Abuse Council of Toronto (WomanACT) is a policy development and planning body that coordinates an efficient and effective approach to providing services for assaulted women and their families. The 30 person general council is made up of senior level representatives of each of the key sectors in the community response to woman abuse.

As a coordinating body, the Council: identifies gaps in service; supports and facilitates policy development and pilot projects; and undertakes research and actions that promote institutional and systemic change.

WomanACT has a network of standing committees that generally meet monthly and are made up of front line service providers. One of the most important philosophic principles of the Council is that the voices of women survivors should inform policy and program development and planning. WomanACT is pleased to support Women's Voices for Action - the committee of the Council composed of women survivors.

Women’s Voices for Action

Women’s Voices for Action plays a vital role in informing and directing the actions of the Council. This role reflects WomanACT’s belief that we must work toward a reality where all community agencies are accountable to women who have experienced abuse and violence. …more

Featured Events

Free Public Legal Education Workshops
Offered through HALCO, HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario
April 1, 2014 to May 30, 2014
HALCO announces their next series of free Public Legal Education Workshops taking place in April and May 2014. ...more

Featured News

Bridging Gaps and Building A Picture for Change
Get Familiar with our Policies Matter Project
Ready to finally access, navigate and explore WomanACTs newest and most innovative web based tool? No better time than today! Hopefully by now you are familiar with the Policies Matter Project, a collaborative research and examination initiative undertaken by WomanACT, the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic and Elizabeth Fry Toronto. ...more

Domestic Abuse Story on Global News
Featuring an interview with WomanACT
The World Health Organization recently released a study on Violence Against Women and Global News was here to talk to us about it. Watch the interview with Executive Director, Harmy Mendoza and Women's Voices for Action Committee Member, Mariah Barrett. ...more

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