Woman Abuse

Resources for Women & Children

Assaulted Women's Helpline

A 24-hour telephone and TTY crisis line for women in the province of Ontario. We also speak to friends and family members of abused women, service providers and other professionals in contact with abused women.

The Woman Abuse Council of Toronto

The Woman Abuse Council of Toronto (WACT) was launched in 1991 to develop a coordinated community response to woman abuse in Toronto. The Council 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.

The London Coordinating Committee to End Woman Abuse

The London Coordinating Committee to End Woman Abuse is a network of more than 35 community organizations, dedicated to a compassionate and integrated response to supporting abused women, their children, and their abusive partners through prevention, advocacy, direct supports, justice, policy and research.

Springtide Resources

Springtide Resources promotes healthy and equal relationships by engaging diverse communities in shared educational strategies designed to prevent violence against women and the effect it has on children.

Metroplitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children

METRAC is a not-for-profit, community-based organization that works to ensure women, youth, and children live free from all forms of violence and the threat or fear of violence. We address the distinct realities of women within and among diverse communities. METRAC's programs seek to prevent and end all individual, institutional and systemic forms of violence. We work collaboratively with a broad range of partners to develop strategies to end violence against women and build safer communities for everyone.

National Clearinghouse on Family Violence 

Canada's resource centre for information on violence within relationships of kinship, intimacy, dependency or trust. It also offers a directory and referral service for helping connect people to resources and organizations responding to family. It also offers information on services for Batterers and Sex Offenders.

Your Legal Rights Webinar

Your Legal Rights Webinars Podcast - Through the Your Legal Rights website, CLEO is proud to produce public legal education webinars aimed at community workers and advocates in Ontario, Canada. To find out more about how to participate in a webinar or to watch or listen to any of our archived webinars, visit the Training section of the Your Legal Rights website at http://yourlegalrights.on.ca/training.

The Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Counselling Program - Programme de counseling pour la lutte contre l'exploitation des enfants par Internet

The Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Counselling Program is part of the Ontario government’s strategy to help protect children and youth from exploitation on the Internet and to assist victims of online sexual abuse.
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The Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Counselling Program
Programme de counseling pour la lutte contre l'exploitation des enfants par Internet

Resources for Educators & Researchers

Neighbours, Friends and Families

Neighbours, Friends and Families is a public education campaign to raise awareness of the signs of woman abuse so that those close to an at-risk woman or an abusive man can help.

The Bridges Manual

This Manual was produced by The Bridges Project with Funding from the Counselling Foundation of Canada and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council.

The Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women and Children

The Centre promotes the development of community-centred, action research on violence against women and children. The Centre's role is to facilitate the cooperation of individuals, groups and institutions representing the diversity of the community to pursue research questions and training opportunities to understand and prevent abuse. It serves local, national and international communities by producing useful information and tools to assist in the daily work against violence toward women and children.

The Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System

The Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System (formerly the London Family Court Clinic) is a non-profit social service agency helping children and families involved with the justice system as victims of crime, witnesses of crime, parties in custody disputes, subjects of child protection proceedings, litigants in civil suits for compensation, teenagers in therapeutic care settings, or youthful offenders. We are known around the world for our innovative approach to understanding children exposed to domestic violence, supporting their mothers, and creating resources for service deliverers.

Minnesota Centre Against Violence and Abuse

The mission of the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA) is to support research, education, and access to violence related resources.

Resources for Men & Abusive Partners

Changing Ways

By providing alternatives to men who want to engage in stopping further abuses to their families, the community is taking an active stand against woman abuse, and all of the attendant social repercussions. Changing Ways remains a beacon in the community for men who are against violence against women.

Counselling Programs for Fathers - The Father's Involvement Initiative

Committed to strong, healthy children by affirming and valuing the bond between fathers and their children, Dad Central Ontario (formerly the Father Involvement Initiative - Ontario Network) works to provide relevant and well-crafted information for fathers and for individuals, agencies, and programs working with fathers.

Counselling Programs for Abusive Fathers - The Caring Dads Program

Caring Dads is an intervention program for fathers (including biological, step, common-law) who have physically abused, emotionally abused or neglected their children, or exposed their children to domestic violence or who are deemed to be at high-risk for these behaviours.