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 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
Telling Our Stories Through Creative Practices
An Educational and Creativity Workshop Series
November 15, 2013 to February 28, 2014
Survivors of abuse and Front Line Practitioners are invited to participate in this first of its kind education and art based project. A series of monthly workshops will be held separately for each group between November 2013 and February 2014....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
In The News
Global News interviews our Executive Director, Harmy Mendonza
Global News came by our office again today; this time to speak with us about a sexual assault that happened at York University during a frosh week party. Executive Director, Harmy Mendonza reminds us that only 1 in 10 sexual assaults are reported. We all have the responsibility to break the silence and keep the conversation going. ...more
Access Alliance C.H.C.
ACT - Shared Health Exchange
Assaulted Women’s Helpline
Barbara Schlifer Clinic
Catholic Family Services of Toronto
Child Development Institute
Children’s Aid Society
Elizabeth Fry Toronto
Ernestine's Women Shelter
Family Service Toronto
Islamic Social Services
Jewish Family and Child Services of Greater Toronto
John Howard Society of Toronto
Korean Can. Women’s Assoc.
Legal Aid Ontario
Native Child & Family Serv.
North York Women's Centre
Oasis Centre des Femmes
Reg. Crown Attorney’s Office
Scarborough Women's Centre
South Asian Women's Centre
Toronto Child Abuse Centre
Toronto Police Services
Toronto Public Health
Toronto Social Services
Woodgreen Red Door Family Shelter
Women’s College Hospital
Working Women’s Centre