In The Spotlight


Ontario Begins Consultations on an Updated Domestic Violence Action Plan and a Gender-Based Violence Strategy

Ontario is engaging with agencies and people with lived experience of domestic violence and gender-based violence across Ontario in September 2017 to learn from their experiences and provide an opportunity to give insights into our services and supports. Read more here.

Women’s Economic Empowerment Consultation

From June 9, 2017 to September 1, 2017, we invited Ontarians to share their feedback online and through written submissions, about how to help women and girls achieve their full social and economic potential. The survey is now closed. We will report back on the findings of this consultation in September 2017 before we release the final strategy in Fall 2017. You can read the discussion paper here.

Ontario Passes Legislation to Protect Human Trafficking Survivors

Today, Ontario passed the Anti-Human Trafficking Act, 2017, which will increase protection for survivors of human trafficking and make it easier for survivors to pursue compensation.

The Act enables people affected by human trafficking (including people who have been trafficked, or are at risk of being trafficked) to apply for a restraining order to protect themselves or their children from traffickers. It also makes it possible for survivors to sue their traffickers for compensation through civil court in order to help survivors restore and rebuild their lives.

Taking Action Against Sexual Violence and Harassment


It’s Never Okay: An Action Plan to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment Progress Update 2016-2017

The three year, $41M Action Plan is leading the way to an Ontario where everyone lives in safety, free from the threat, fear or experience of sexual violence and harassment.

Major Initiatives


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