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OAITH Forms COVID-19 Working Group

A new working group has been formed focused on developing and promoting resources focused on assisting VAW services and survivors in navigating challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, state of emergency and related impacts. The working group is seeking information, tools and resources which may be helpful for Ontario VAW service providers and/or survivors of violence.


"Her Brain Chose for Her" Interactive Training Tool Now Available

A new training tool is now available to the public which provides a unique, interactive, arts-based learning experience to service providers across sectors which visualizes trauma informed approaches. "Her Brain Chose for Her" is now available in English and French as an online application and PDF download.


Violence Against Women Shelters in the Face of COVID 19

Tuesday March 17th, 2020  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Violence Against Women Shelters in the Face of COVID-19

Ontario Association of Interval & Transition Houses represents over 70 Violence Against Women Shelters funded through the Ministry of Children’s, Community & Social Services, across Ontario.  Our member organizations provide 24-hour services including shelter, counselling, crisis lines, and advocacy to thousands of women and children each year across the province. 

Amidst the current pandemic of COVID-19, VAW Shelters in Ontario are also responding to the existing Gender-Based Violence Pandemic.  We know that survivors of gender-based violence are most at-risk of violence in their…


Dying to Get In and No Way to Get Out: 2020 Pre Budget Submission

"OAITH's work on Femicide tells an indisputable fact; gender-based violence is killing women in Ontario. A plan for longer-term investments, backed by measurable outcomes in the prevention of gender-based violence and femicide is urgently needed" -Marlene Ham, Executive Director


National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 6th, 2019 Statement: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women December 6th 2019 marks 30 years since 14 women at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal were killed because of their gender. Today OAITH will remember, reflect and take action as we observe the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.


2019 Femicide List #30YearsAnd Still Counting

#30YearsAndStillCounting As of 2019 we know of more than 780 Femicides over the past 30 years in Ontario. We work to ensure that we remember the lives lost, bring attention to the violence women experience, and take action to move our list to zero.


OAITH's Wrapped in Courage Campaign Begins November 1st, 2019

Wrapped in Courage Campaign Begins November 1st, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday November 1st, 2019
November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month

Violence Against Women Shelters across the province are mobilizing to ensure Ontarians are educated, aware, and willing to help put an end to men’s violence against women. Now in its 7th year, OAITH’s Wrapped in Courage Campaign invites all Ontarians to show their support by purchasing a purple scarf from their local Women’s Shelter. The courage…



August 2019: Working on the Front Lines of Gender Injustice

Read our August Edition Here


OAITH Endorsement of Luke's Place Family Law Review Recommendations

OAITH fully endorses the recommendations put forth by Luke's Place on Ontario's Family Law Review Consultation Process.  To learn more about the recommendations, read our Endorsement Letter


Aging Without Violence Responds to the Senior Strategy Consultation

To learn more about Aging Without Violence and our Key Recommendations to Government on the Ontario Senior Strategy read our full submission here