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

WomanACT Soul of a Warrior Awards Dinner
March 5, 2015
Nominate a Front Line Worker who has provided exceptional services to women and children fleeing violence and therefore impacted positively their lives. ...more

Featured News

Making Connections Free Training Registration Now Open
When Domestic Violence, Mental Health and Substance Use Co-Occur
We have opened the wait list to register for this free training taking place during our End Violence Against Women Week in Toronto. The conference takes place the week of March 2nd - 6th, 2015 and provides training to front line staff in the Violence Against Women, Child Protective Services, Justice, Mental Health and Substance Use sectors. ...more

Perpetuating Myths, Denying Justice:
Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act
Thank you to community partners who took the time to come out to support and endorse SALCO's statement: Prevention and Protection VS Criminalization. ...more

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