WomanACT's continuous growth and successful journey could not be possible without the oversight, direction and support we receive from our Board of Directors. We are in search of leaders and emerging leaders that want to contribute to our ultimate goal to eliminate violence against women.
Interested in applying? See attached flyer for detailed information!
Are you committed to progressing women's rights? Are you a highly motivated individual with experience in project development, policy and communications? Then we want to hear from you!
Position: Project Coordinator, Full Time, One Year Contract
Closing Date: April 19th,2019
WomanACT is looking for a dynamic and highly motivated Project Coordinator to help develop and enhance our gender equality projects, research and policy.
The Project Coordinator will play a key role in the implementation of the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) Project. The project will develop, test and evaluate the MARAC model, an internationally recognized approach to reducing high risk domestic violence through multi-agency risk assessment and safety planning, in two communities in Ontario. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the development, administration, implementation and evaluation of the MARAC project and other projects as identified.
The Project Coordinator will also work closely with the WomanACT team to further advance our research and policy work across our current priority areas: gender-based violence, economic security and housing. The Project Coordinator will provide technical and coordination support including conducting community-based research, policy analysis and development, developing communications and fostering community engagement.
Please submit your cover letter, resume and expected salary to the attention of Lieran Docherty, Project Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Soul of a Warrior Awards is the only event in the GTA that celebrates the unsung heroes who show up consistently to support women and children who have experienced violence.
Join the WomanACT Events Committee today and be a part of the planning and execution of this incredible event.
FINANCIAL ABUSE as a form of intimate partner violence is an understudied form of abuse
Together with researchers at the University of Guelph, WomanACT is spearheading a research project (REB # 18-10-046) aiming to improve our understanding of, prevention of, and response to financial abuse.
If you are a service provider who has encountered women who have experienced violence as part of your work, we want to hear from you!
We are looking for service providers to participate in a short online survey and/or a focus group about their clients’ experiences of financial abuse. We are looking to understand the diverse experiences of women in heterosexual or same-sex relationships experiencing financial abuse. You are free to participate in either or both the survey and a focus group. The online survey should take approximately 10 minutes.
Complete Online Survey: Visit here
Sign up for Focus Group: Sign up here
Questions? Comments? You are welcome to contact Sonia Zawitkowski at email@example.com
Financial Abuse Research Project: A Community Based Research Project on Financial Abuse as a form of Intimate Partner Violence in the Toronto Area
WomanACT is undertaking community-based research into women’s experience of financial abuse as a form of intimate partner violence (IPV) in the Toronto area.
WomanACT is working with researchers at the University of Guelph to explore the nature of financial abuse and the impact of financial abuse on women. We are also looking to better understand how financial abuse can be addressed and prevented.
The project will include a literature review as well as undertake surveys, interviews and focus groups with Women with Lived Experience of financial abuse and with service providers working in the Violence Against Women sector. The project will develop a final report with the research findings as well as hold community education workshops with service providers.
The project is funded by the City of Toronto Community Projects and Events Grant Program.
If you would like more information on the project, please contact Program Manager, Lieran Docherty.
Join us for a conversation with Dr. Vara-Horna to learn more about his research on the company level costs of domestic violence to medium and large sized enterprises.
Register here for this free event in Toronto on October 4th 2018
On August 1st, the Ontario government announced that the planned 3% increase to social assistance rates will be reduced to 1.5%. These cuts, along with other changes including the cancellation of the change to the definition of ‘spouse’ will have an impact on women across the province. These changes put women at greater risk of poverty and violence.
The government has said they will be undertaking a 100-day review of social assistance programs in Ontario. WomaACT wants to ensure that the voice and expertise of women with lived experience of poverty and violence and advocates with equity-seeking groups are heard. It is critical that we continue to advocate for an intersectional gender-based analysis of income security policies and programs.
Join us on September 27th for a cross-sector discussion on making social assistance reform in Ontario work for women. This important discussion will also help inform a response to the Ontario government on social assistance reform.
The event will start with a panel of experts and move into working groups to discuss key questions:
September 27th 2018 from 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Children’s Aid Society of Toronto
30 Isabella Street,
Food and light refreshments will be provided.