Our Work

Our Work Overview

The majority of OAITH work involves public awareness, training and advocacy to ensure that shelters and second stage housing programs are able to meet the needs of the women in their communities.  To do this, we:

  • Participate in government round tables, policy development initiatives, and consultations
  • Work with community partners to assess service needs and gaps and identify ways to fill them
  • Write submissions to all levels of government to ensure the voices and expertise of frontline shelter workers are incorporated into decision-making, funding allocations, and policy frameworks
  • Build awareness through provincial campaigns aimed at addressing violence against women in Ontario
  • Create a community of learning through training, knowledge translation and resource development