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New Report Available- Provincial Budget 2021 2022

In the past year, OAITH has provided three pre-budget submissions that have contained a number of recommendations created in consultation with OAITH’s member organizations. These recommendations highlight a number of long-standing gaps and limitations in funding and systemic barriers that need to be addressed to support VAW shelters and ensure shelters can remain open and accessible to women who are escaping violence and require support and services. Our recommendations highlight a number of issues and challenges that were either created or exacerbated as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

A new report is now available here,…

Now Available- 2019-2020 Femicide Report

Femicide Report 2019-2020

In addition to the 2019-2020 Annual Femicide List and Media Analysis, OAITH has also recently released the 2019-2020 Femicide Report. This report provides a more detailed and in-depth examination of femicide in Ontario, highlighting a number of factors, trends and areas requiring further research and study. OAITH’s femicide work is done in hopes of broadening public awareness and understanding of gender-based violence and ultimately bringing an end to femicide.

Acess the full report Read more | Apr 09, 2021

OAITH 2021-2022 Provincial Budget Submission

OAITH Calls on Ontario Government to Move From Funding Enhancement to Funding Stabilization

OAITH Provincial Fall Budget Submission

OAITH Budget Submission: They Stayed Open So Women Didn't Have To #StayHome.VAW Shelters Respond to the Pandemic

YWCA Advocacy in Action – Advancing Gender Equity & Feminist Recovery

On Thursday October 8th at 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm ET, YWCA Canada will be hosting a thought-provoking panel discussion with advocacy leaders from the YWCA Canada movement to share lessons and promising practices while also celebrating their 150th year anniversary!

Register for the YWCA Advocacy in Action – Advancing Gender Equity & Feminist Recovery in Canada

OAITH Announces Mission and Vision During Pride Month

June 25th, 2020

Re:  OAITH Announces Mission and Vision During Pride Month

OAITH is pleased to announce that after a 1-year engagement process with our membership that we’ve developed a new mission and vision for the association that reflects and is inclusive of our membership and those accessing gender-based violence services and supports. 

Developing a vision and mission for a vibrant organization like OAITH, brings both opportunities to look at our history and to transforming our future, and the role we play in that ongoing process of structural and systemic change. 


OAITH Vision

An Ontario that is safe, equitable and just for all women, girls and gender-diverse…

Press Release from Interim Place: A Pandemic Within A Pandemic

Press release- June 3, 2020- A Pandemic Within A Pandemic: Interim Place’s Sexual Violence Support Program remains operational during COVID19.

OAITH Releases Statement on Racial Injustice

On June 2nd, 2020 OAITH released a statement acknowledging the recent events of racial injustice during the past week.  These acts of racial injustice and anti-Black racism are creating conscious movement-building resulting in what could be an historic, unprecedented turning point through increased mainstream public awareness and media engagement. Over the past few days, thousands of Ontarians have called for increased action and accountability in relation to anti-Black racism in Canada.  It’s up to all of us to create the change needed.  

Today and every day, we join that call, and recognize that while social media has brought attention today, these truths have existed for hundreds of years.  Here in Canada, Black and Indigenous…

OCRCC Releases Statement re: COVID-19, Pandemics and Gender

Ontario sexual assault centres are operating, with some modifications to services that include the closure of their physical offices.

New "Netiquette" Infographic from OAITH's COVID-19 Working Group

The infographic reviews 10 tips for online meeting etiquette and can be found here.