In The Spotlight

November: Woman Abuse Prevention Month

We all have a role to play in preventing domestic violence.

Download: Developing a Response to Sexual Violence:
A Resource Guide for Ontario’s Colleges and Universities

Leading Women, Leading Girls, Building Communities Recognition Program

The Leading Women, Leading Girls, Building Communities Recognition Program kicks off during Women’s History Month, a national celebration of the contribution women and girls have made to Canada’s rich history.

The program recognizes and celebrates the achievements of women and girls who provide exceptional community leadership to improve the lives of others.

Nomination forms are available through local MPPs. The nomination period closes January 23, 2015.

Are You in Danger?
Call 911 or your local police immediately.

Are You in Crisis?
Call the Assaulted Women's Helpline
(Toll Free)
1-866-863-7868 (TTY)
416-863-0511 (Toronto)

(sans frais)
1-866-860-7082 (ATS)

If You Need Help
Services for Women

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Major Initiatives

OWD 30th Anniversary

OWD 30th Anniversary

October is Women’s History Month, and 2013 marks the Ontario Women’s Directorate 30th anniversary! Join us in celebrating, remembering and looking forward.

OWD has played an important role in effecting and influencing change for women in Ontario. See an interactive timeline highlighting our shared past.

Learn more about Women’s History Month and the contributions of women to Ontario’s rich history.