Our Work

Femicide in Ontario

FEMICIDE is commonly defined as the intentional murder of women because they are women. Broader definitions can include any killings of women or girls. OAITH's Femicide List includes women (and at times their children) or girls who were killed by men who are either a former or current intimate partner, a family member, someone known to them, or in some cases unknown but still targeted. This list includes women/children killed in Ontario and is based on media reports and other available sources. This means there may be errors or omissions.  This list is partial. 

OAITH reviews and analyzes hundreds of media articles every year that report and often sensaltionalize the violence women endure by men.  These men are mainly current or former intimate partners and can also include fathers, sons, nephews.  More broadly it can include other men closely known to them, and in some cases relationship to the victim is not released, but the gendered nature would indicate a Femicide has occurred.     

OUR WORK on Femicide includes women and in some cases children, who’ve been murdered by men in Ontario.  Every year we release our Annual Femicide List based on media reporting of women murdered by men in Ontario. Our work on Femicide Reporting is done in partnership with Dr. Mavis Morton University of Guelph.  Remembering the lives of these women wouldn’t be possible without the support of the students taking SOC 4030 F18 Advanced Topics in Criminology.  We greatly appreciate their commitment and care in ensuring these femicides and acts of horrific violence are not forgotten.

Femicide in Ontario 2020-2021

Annual Femicide Report- November 26th, 2020- November 25th, 2021

Femicide in Ontario: January 1st - March 1st 2020 and 2021 Comparison

Femicide in Ontario: March 1st - March 31st 2021

Femicide in Ontario: April 1st - April 30th 2021

Femicide in Ontario: May 1st- May 31st 2021

Femicide in Ontario: June 1st- June 30th 2021

Femicide in Ontario: July 1st-July 31st, 2021

Femicide in Ontario: August 1st- August 31st, 2021

Femicide in Ontario: September 1st- September 30th, 2021

Femicide in Ontario: October 1st- October 31st, 2021

Femicide in Ontario 2019-2020

2019-2020 Ontario Femicide List-December 5th, 2020

2019-2020 Femicide Reporting Media Analysis

2019-2020 Femicide Report

Note: Updates to the list will be made as needed over the coming days up until December 6th 2020.  Please check back regularly for updates.  If you notice an error or omission you can send an email to info@oaith.ca  


2018-2019 Femicide in Ontario-#30YearsAndStillCounting

2018-2019 Annual Femicide List

2018-2019 Femicide Reporting Media Analysis 

Femicide in Ontario 2017-2018

2017-2018 Annual Femicide List


Femicide in Ontario 2016-2017

2016-2017 Annual Femicide List

2016-2017 Media Analysis


Femicide in Ontario 2015-2016

2015 - 2016 Annual Femicide List

2015 - 2016 Media Analysis 

2015 - 2016 Summary of Media Analysis


Femicide in Ontario - Other Information Documents & Resources

Femicide Reporting Recommendations (2021)

A Community Engaged Ontario Femicide Project Report (2017)