Provincial Advisory Group
The Learning Network benefits from the input of a Provincial Advisory Group. The Group is made up of dynamic leaders from organizations with provincial mandates to end violence against women and other forms of gender-based violence. They provide expertise on research, curriculum development, practice, and prevention.
Action ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes (AOcVF) is an Ontario-wide federation of francophone feminist organizations working to eliminate violence against women. AOcVF has a mandate to work to prevent violence, provide ongoing training for workers, set directions and take the initiative to establish French-language services, and analyse issues and produce education and awareness materials in French. Learn more.
The Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC) is committed to the development and application of knowledge for the prevention of violence against women and children through promoting innovation, collaboration, and equality. Learn more.
Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario is a provincial, charitable, non-profit organization focused on supporting the implementation of The Ontario Strategy to Combat Elder Abuse. They focus on service coordination and building local capacity of front-line workers, caregivers, and community networks by providing public education and training to professionals/service providers and families of seniors to raise awareness around elder abuse issues. Learn more.
Luke’s Place is devoted to improving the safety and experience of abused women and their children as they proceed through the family law process. It provides direct services to women in Durham Region and systemic programs across the province that address the intersection of gender-based violence and family law. Learn more.
METRAC works with individuals, communities and institutions to change ideas, actions and policies with the goal of ending violence against women and youth. Delivering relevant and boundary-breaking services and programs, they focus on education and prevention and use innovative tools to build safety, justice and equity. Learn more.
The Ontario Association of Interval & Transition Houses (OAITH) is a coalition of first stage emergency shelters, 2nd stage housing organizations, and community-based women organizations who work towards ending violence against all women. They achieve this through training, education, advocacy, public awareness, and government relations. Learn more.
The Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) is a network of sexual assault centres across Ontario. They represent 29 English-language sexual assault centres. Their membership includes sexual assault centres from across Ontario that offer counselling, information, and support services to survivors of sexual violence, including childhood sexual abuse and incest. Learn more.
The Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) was formed in 1978 to act as a collective voice for immigrant serving agencies and to coordinate responses to shared needs and concerns. Its membership is comprised of more than 200 community-based organizations in the province of Ontario. Learn more.
The Ontario Native Education Counselling Association (ONECA) is an organization comprised of First Nation Education Counsellors that was incorporated in 1985. ONECA is founded upon principles that recognize that, although a variety of counselling and educational tools and programs exist in Ontario, the development of Native communities requires tools and programs designed specifically to improving Native Counselling and Education services. Learn more.
The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is a not for profit organization to empower and support all Indigenous women and their families in the province of Ontario through research, advocacy, policy development and programs that focus on local, regional and provincial activities. Learn more.
The Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres was established by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in 1993 to provide leadership and support to 36 hospital-based sexual assault and domestic violence treatment centres across Ontario. Their goal is to provide victims/survivors of sexual violence and domestic violence with comprehensive, quality care and support. Learn more.
White Ribbon is the world’s largest movement of men and boys committed to ending violence against women and girls. White Ribbon develops campaigns and programming, and provides technical expertise to meaningfully engage men and boys in promoting gender equality and preventing gender-based violence. Learn more.
WomenatthecentrE, also known as Women’s Centre for Social Justice, is a non-profit organization that works to eradicate violence against women through personal, political, and social advocacy. As the only organization created by survivors for survivors, they use their shared experiences to help change public perceptions and policy. Learn more.
The Violence & Health Research Program at Women’s College Research Institute is an international leader in health-based research about violence against women. The Violence & Health Research Program focuses on the impact of violence on women's health and the health system's response to women's needs. Researchers embrace a multidisciplinary view of health encompassing psychosocial, biological, and environmental determinants. Learn more.
Women’s Multicultural Resource and Counselling Centre of Durham Region is a Registered Charitable Organization dedicated to providing specialized counselling, services, and programs to women of all ages, and youth and children from diverse backgrounds, to eradicate violence, to re-build their lives, and to enable them to become contributing members of society. Learn more.