General resources

Best Practice Guidelines Amendment- Diversity
WomanACT's Best Practice Guidelines are an attempt to provide guidelines for how agencies or sectors can improve their internal consistency through the development of a common analysis and understanding of woman abuse, which will bring about a consistency in the level and quality of services. ...more

Creating Justice Through Balance
Integrating Domestic Violence Law into Family Court Practice
Freedom from domestic violence is a central right that will be realized through a transformation of culture. Law, embedded within the evolving cultural transformation, plays a necessary, though not sufficient, role in social change. ...more

Diversity Fourm Summary
Working Towards Change: Integrating Diversity in Our Work
As Summarized By Irena Klebuc, Placement Student, Ryerson University ...more

Domestic Violence Death Review Committee
Annual Report to the Chief Coroner: 2004
The Domestic Violence Death Review Committee (DVDRC) is a multi-disciplinary advisory committee of experts, established under the authority of the Coroners Act, that reports the results of domestic violence fatality investigations to the Chief Coroner. ...more

Environmental Scan of Services and Service Coordination for Woman Abuse in Toronto
Final Report
The primary purpose of this project was to carry out an environmental scan of existing services and service coordination systems designed to serve the needs of women abused by intimate partners in Toronto. ...more

Experiences of Front-line Shelter Workers in Providing Services to Immigrant Women
Angie Rupra
Shelter service provision to immigrant women impacted by family violence is explored by presenting findings from a qualitative research study. Semi-structured interviews were employed with four front-line workers of shelters for abused women and children in the Southern Ontario region. The training and experiences of participants were explored and workers were asked for recommendations that would improve shelter service delivery to immigrant women. ...more

The High Risk project evolved out of the concern raised by members of the Support Services and Cultural Issues Committee of the Woman Abuse Council of Toronto. The concern was regarding the need to identify an effective and timely response to situations where one or more players are involved in a high-risk case. ...more

If Low Income Women of Colour Counted in Toronto
Final Report of the Action-Research Project Breaking Isolation, Getting Involved
This document is designed to be an impetus to action among policymakers and women's, social justice and municipal advocates alike. ...more

Little Eyes. Little Ears
Violence Against a Mother Shapes Children as They Grow
"A child who lives with violence is forever changed, but not forever "damaged." There's a lot we can do to make tomorrow better." ...more

Partner Abuse Response Programs (PAR)
WACT performs a direct role in managing and supporting the intake, case management and delivery of Partner Abuse Response (PAR) programs and a Partner Intervention Program for women who have been charged. ...more

Quitting Smoking for Women
The Easy Way for Women to Stop Smoking
Quitting smoking has many benefits for your physical and emotional health. Learn how quitting can improve your health now and in the future. ...more

Realistic View Welcomed
Vivien Green, Toronto Star, July 2, 2007
It is with shock that I read the front page headline: Suddenly his anger exploded. ...more

ty for Abused Women and Their Childrens Search for Justice and Community Services After Separation
The Barriers of Violence & Poverty for Abused Women and Their Childrens Search for Justice and Community Services After Separation
A Summary Report Prepared for the Atkinson Foundation December 16, 2002 ...more

Violent Partners Create War Zone for Women
Pamela Cross, Toronto Star, July 6, 2007
Media coverage of the recent intimate partner murder/suicides of Canadian wrestler Chris Benoit in Atlanta and Alton Beckford in Toronto relied on all-too common phrases to describe these events. ...more


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