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Bill 148 Deputation on Paid Domestic and Sexual Violence Leave

OAITH and CREVAWC Call for a Designated Paid DV and SV Leave in the Workplace.  Read Here.  

Rethinking Justice! June 15th in Toronto!

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network is hosting our 7th annual Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights. This year’s event will take a critical look at the unjust criminalization of HIV non-disclosure. Register here:

OAITH Joins Women's Organizations in Support of Bill C16-Trans Women are Women!

Statement in Support of Bill C-16

May 17th 2017

To the attention of the Senate Committee on Bill C-16:

We are writing in support of Bill C-16, an act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code, adding gender identity and gender expression to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination. We include the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centers, the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women, Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses, Ryerson University Office of Sexual Violence Support…

OAITH Welcomes the Private Members Bill Tabled by MPP Mike Colle

View Backgrounder for Innocent Persons Insurance Recovery Act, 2017

OAITH Supports the Private Members Bill tabled by MPP Mike Colle

OAITH supports the new Private Members Bill to amend Ontario's Insurance Act, to ensure that innocent victims or co-insureds receive full coverage from their insurance policy should their spouse, partner or family member carry out an intentional or criminal act that leads to the loss or damage of jointly-owned property.

OAITH's quote regarding the Private Member's Bill is the following:

"Ontario Association of Interval & Transition Houses welcomes the Private…

OAITH New Online Features in 2016

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Updated Training Portal and Learning Management System

  • Join a community of 1,500 learners from across Ontario to gain access to online courses, videos and webinars on topics related to gender-based violence
  • Access courses on a wide-range of topics focused on competency-based learning
  • Earn badges of completion as you learn and gain new skills

New Online Library Database

  • Access Resources including documents and videos in one location on a…

The Window Project Wins AToMiC Engagement Award

In December, 2015, OAITH and Yellow Brick House launched “The Window Project,” which portrayed a look at domestic abuse during the holidays in a window display. 

View the AToMiC Awards

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Exploring The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence: Opportunities for VAW System Navigation

Through funding from the Ontario Women's Directorate, the Ontario Association of Interval & Transition House, the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres and the Violence Against Women Learning Network came together to address the intersections of domestic violence and sexual violence in Ontario.

To learn more and to access the full report including recommendations on opportunities for system navigation click here.

Courses in the OAITH Training Portal

OAITH offers the following courses through our training portal. You can access courses and videos on your own schedule and complete them at your own pace.

  • Risk Assessment and Safety Planning
  • Technology and Safety Planning
  • Harm Reduction for VAW Counsellors and Advocates
  • Including Survivors - a model for ensuring survivors' voices are integrated into VAW work
  • Key Issues for VAW workers - includes videos on a series of topics, from case studies in shelters to Criminalization of Aboriginal Women, Understanding Violence for Transgender Women, and Mental Health Issues.

Coming soon....

  • Webinar recording "Sex Work and Harm Reduction" by Jean McDonald of Maggie's
  • Webinar…

1990-2015: 25 Year's of Femicide in Ontario

Through a partnership between OAITH and University of Guelph Sociology Students, 25 Years of Femicide has been reviewed. Please read the full report here. The content of this report focuses specifically on the number of women and children murdered as a result of Intimate Partner Violence.