For Women: Reduce Abuse

Learn About How We Work to Prevent Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women

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About the Program:

The Reduce Abuse program supports women from all walks of life, from diverse ethnic backgrounds and reside in the Greater Toronto Area. The program is delivered in partnership with Toronto Police Division 31 as well as other public service organizations.

We work to create a broader awareness of women’s rights in Canada within immigrant communities. This furthers our mission to reduce abuse among newcomers.

Women who participate in the program experience a sense of self-realization. They often continue their association with the Centre as volunteers and mentors in their own capacity.

 

Our Successes in 2014-2015

  • Awarded the Attorney General’s Victim Services Award of Distinction.
  • Received the York West Centennial Citation Award for exceptional and ongoing contributions to the people and communities of York West.
  • Helped over 200 women through the Reduce Abuse Program.
  • Published 85 stories about domestic violence in the Gujarat Express News.
  • Started an employment program that connects survivors of domestic violence to job opportunities.
  • Expanded the delivery of employment and domestic abuse support services by reaching out to newcomers and caregivers in the Filipino community.
  • Completed a 3-day career recruitment tour for women to join the Canadian Armed Forces.
  • Provided health education to 423 people who were at-risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.
  • Celebrated International Women’s Day in partnership with the City of Vaughan at Vaughan City Hall.
  • Launched an arts program in Vaughan with support from the Trillium Foundation.
  • Displayed an art tapestry exhibit by seniors at Vaughan City Hall during the Festival of Lights.
  • Finalized a new 3-year strategic plan.
  • Began the process to have the Centre officially accredited as a community-based social service organization.
  • Started the Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention Program