In The Spotlight

Ontario Wants Your Ideas on Women’s Economic Empowerment

Ontario released an engagement paper and an online survey to gather ideas form communities across the province. The feedback will be used to develop a Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategy, which will be launched in fall 2017.

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

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)

If You Need Help
Services for Women

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