92 Bowery St., NY 10013

+1 800 123 456 789

About Us

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.

It’s critical that those with the lived experience be the ones at the centre of social policy and reform.

Nneka MacGregor

Executive Director

in 3 women will experience some form of gendered violence in their lifetime


of sexual assaults were committed against women aged 15-24

Our Three Advocacy Pillars

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.

number of days that goes by where a woman or girl is a victim of femicide in Canada


combined economic cost of intimate partner & sexual violence against women in Canada


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Our Members are Our Driving Force

Our members are committed to the mission of improving the lives of women-identified survivors of gender-based violence in our communities: locally, provincially, nationally and internationally.
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Meet Our Team

Nneka MacGregor

Executive Director

Nicole Fontyn-Taylor

Program Director

Gifty Asare

Director of Research and Community Impact

Kelsy Dundas

Program Manager

Mandira Arnab Aich

Program Manager

Tarah Paul

Project Manager

Shirley Broekstra

Research Coordinator

Nikki Plant

Project Coordinator

Sandy Anaya

Project Coordinator

Kiah Adefarakan-Dixon

B-WGGDT/Truth and Transformation Team Member

Olivia Miller

Project Coordinator

Maya Casanova

Project Partnership & Evaluation Specialist

Somayya Moollabhai

Membership Coordinator & Peer Navigator

Rifaa Carter

C6 Peer Counsellor & Peer Navigator

Krystal Snider

Lead Project Consultant

Natalie Rzeszutek

Research Associate

Tony Todorova

Research Associate

Chinenye Chikelu

Peer Navigator

Émilie Lesage

Bilingual Peer Navigator

Deirdre Reddick

Peer Navigator

Amy Kieftenburg

Peer Navigator

Our Funders & Partners

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