Links and Resources

Business & Professional Websites

Women's Advocacy

  • LEAF – The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund is a national non-profit organization working to promote equality for women and girls in Canada.
  • UN Women – UN Women is the global champion for gender equality, working to develop and uphold standards and create an environment in which every woman and girl can exercise her human rights and live up to her full potential.
  • Equalpaycoalition.org – Formed in 1976, the Equal Pay Coalition is comprised of dozens of trade unions, women’s and business women’s groups, and community organizations seeking to end gender pay discrimination and close the gender pay gap through legislation, collective bargaining, and social initiatives.

Careers & Networks

The WIT (Women In Technology) Network is a global and local not for profit organization encouraging women and girls to study STEM and pursue careers in technology.

Young Women in Business is a community for emerging self-identified women leaders and professionals who want to create their own success.

ATHENA International is a non-profit organization that develops, supports and honors women leaders and those who inspire them to reach their full potential by offering unique, impactful leadership development and award programs. https://www.athenainternational.org/

Canadian Small Business Women https://canadiansmallbusinesswomen.ca/

Canadian Women Chamber of Commerce https://canwcc.ca/

Canadian Women In Public Relations https://womeninpr.com/

Women of Influence https://www.womenofinfluence.ca/

Women’s Business Enterprise Counsel is the bridge between Canadian women-owned businesses and larger corporate and public buyers that were previously out of reach. https://wbecanada.ca/

Canadian Association of Women Executives and Entrepreneurs.  https://cawee.net/

Canadian Women in Food https://www.canadianwomeninfood.ca/

Support

Working Women Community Centre is a women-focused settlement agency that provides support to newcomers and their families.

Assaulted Women’s Helpline – Helpline for women for support and referrals. Services available in many different language
1-866-863-0511 or TTY 1-833-286-9865
http://www.awhl.org/

ShelterSafe Ontario – Find a women’s shelter
Most shelters offer counselling and referrals to women whether they live in the shelter or elsewhere. https://www.sheltersafe.ca/ontario/

Family Court Support Workers – Direct support to survivors involved in family court. https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/ovss/family_court_support_worker_program/

Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres– Support for survivors of sexual violence
https://sexualassaultsupport.ca/support/ 

Websites

DisAbled Women’s Network
See a list of crisis hotlines on the DAWN Canada website
https://www.dawncanada.net/issues/crisis-hotlines/

Assaulted Women’s Helpline – Helpline for women for support and referrals. Services available in many different language. 1-866-863-0511 or TTY 1-833-286-9865

http://www.awhl.org/

Family Court and Beyond – Survival workbook for women leaving abusive relationships. https://familycourtandbeyond.ca/

Online safety tips: https://familycourtandbeyond.ca/keep-safe/web-phone-safety/

Steps to Justice – A guide to law in Ontario. Legal information about abuse and family violence: https://stepstojustice.ca/legal-topic/abuse-and-family-violence

 

    Resources & Information

    • Archives of Ontario – Provincial Government information resource: 77 Grenville Street, Unit 300, Toronto, ON M5S 1B3