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.
Each year, WomanACT provides coordination support to a number of agencies in our community. These agencies provide important services to women and children whose lives are affected by violence.
Working in collaboration with community leaders, WomanACT coordinates Toronto's End Violence Against Women Week. An entire week of education, training, policy development and planning that consists of forums, panel discussions, keynote speakers, and cross-sectoral training. The audience includes front line workers in the Health, VAW, Substance Use, Mental Health and Child Protection Services sectors in Toronto. For more information visit our website: End Violence Against Women Week in Toronto
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Telling our Stories through Creative Practice
A Workshop for Front-Line Practitioners in the VAW Sector
Telling Our Stories, a one-of a kind art based professional development workshop series, is an opportunity for front line staff to engage in creative and self-reflection practices and collectively create an art installation to be exhibited at the 2017 Supporting Survivors by Supporting Staff two-day training hosted by WomanACT. ...more
ACT - AIDS Committee of Toronto
Barbara Schlifer Clinic
Catholic Children's Aid Society
Catholic Family Services of Toronto
Child Development Institute
Children’s Aid Society of Toronto
Elizabeth Fry Toronto
Elspeth Heyworth Centre for Women
Ernestine's Women's Shelter
Family Service Toronto
Legal Aid Ontario
North York Women's Centre
North York Women's Shelter
Oasis Centre des Femmes
Scarborough Women's Centre
Toronto Public Health
West Neighbourhood House
Women's Habitat of Etobicoke
Woodgreen Red Door Family Shelter
Working Women’s Centre