We are the first Canadian incorporated organization created by survivors, for survivors.

Since our founding in 2008, we have been working to place the voices of women-identified survivors of gendered violence at the centre of decision-making, policy change, and personal advocacy.

We are the true experts, and our organization channels our shared experiences to create a better world for everyone.

Personal Advocacy

Through our personal advocacy programs, our members participate in skills-building training and other workshops that help them to develop their voice, connect with other women survivors of gendered violence, engage in peer support, and acquire practical skills to help navigate the various systems including family courts and child welfare.

Political Advocacy

Through our political advocacy, our members provide expert insight directly to governments, service agencies and other organizations by engaging in research initiatives, focus groups, and participating in steering committees, in order to ensure that the voices of survivors are informing policies and programs so that these agencies can respond better to the needs of women experiencing violence.

Social Advocacy

Through our social advocacy, our members and staff work on initiatives to raise public awareness, influence public opinion and change public perceptions of woman abuse by developing community outreach initiatives and engaging with the media, schools, and the private sector. We bring valuable insight from women who have experienced gendered violence as a way to inform society and dispel the myths.

By The Numbers

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in 3 women will experience some form of gendered violence in their lifetime
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of sexual assaults were committed against women aged 15-24
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number of days that goes by where a woman or girl is a victim of femicide in Canada
$ 0
billion - combined economic cost of intimate partner & sexual violence against women in Canada

Meet Our Team

Nneka is an advocate who works with government and other organizations to eradicate violence against women.
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Nneka MacGregor

Executive Director

Shelleena is the Project Coordinator for the Transformative Justice initiative, which allows her to pursue her deep passion for advocacy and research.
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Shelleena Hackett

Project Coordinator

Nicole is a Project Coordinator for capacity-building programs, with a passion for community activism on social issues related to women’s rights.
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Nicole Fontyn

Project Coordinator

Karia is a Project Coordinator for capacity-building programs, with a special personal interest in empowering and supporting young Black girls.
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Karia Jones

Program Coordinator

Shirley is dedicated to the use of scientific evidence to inform clinical practice, through a number of research studies related to both victim/survivors of violence and offender management.
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Shirley Broekstra

Research Associate

Amanda is the Podcast Producer, and an advocate who seeks to dismantle the structural inequalities that impact the daily lived experiences of women.
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Amanda Hollahan

Podcast Producer

Stephanie is committed to working with underserved populations, particularly with young women, through various channels such as in counselling, advocacy, workshops, research, and more.
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Stephanie Wong

Placement Student

Dr. Tope Adefarakan
Board Co-Chair
Veronica Campos
Board Co-Chair
Christine McCaw
Board Secretary
Esther Addo
Board Treasurer
Alex Plegas
Board Director

Our Funders

Our Funders & Partners