The Violence Against Women Program

The goal of the program is to reduce the incidence of violence and abuse in the African Canadian community. The program provides the following services:

  • VAW information, supportive counseling, and referrals to clients experiencing or at risk of abuse

  • Public education workshops on violence and abuse Program activities include:

  • Drop-in daily one on one supportive counseling, information, and referrals to community resources.

  • Promotion and targeted outreach to isolated seniors, women, and families

  • Monthly workshops and group sessions

  • Weekly meetings in support groups such as Woman to Woman, Teen Moms, and  Cool Mums Support Groups

  • Field trips and weekly recreational activities


Clients include women, youth, seniors, men either as victims or perpetrators, and also children witnesses of abuse in their homes.