Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Recipient Name: Woman Abuse Council of Toronto
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2017-03-06
Value: $363,149.00
Type: Grant
Purpose: This 36-month project will seek to prevent recurring violence against women by addressing barriers which prevent women from accessing services, social benefits and safety measures, when they exit emergency shelters. Working with stakeholders from community networks representing shelters, transition homes, family services, immigration and survivor’s groups, a gender analysis will be undertaken of the impact of policies related to social security, landed immigration status, child custody, affordable housing, and post-secondary education grants, on women experiencing violence. The analysis will inform the development of an action plan to advance solutions to maximize safety and opportunities for women rebuilding violence free lives. The organization will host policy dialogues with municipal, provincial, and federal subject matter experts, strengthening longer term partnerships for systemic change. Recommendations and final project outcomes will be shared widely with partners, stakeholders and elected officials through ongoing dialogue.
Comments: Multi-year project