Learning and Knowledge Exchanges
Successful Tenancies: Exploring Survivors’ Experiences in the Private Rental Market in Toronto
Gender-based violence is a common cause of homelessness among women and gender-diverse people in Toronto and survivors face unique challenges to housing. This research contains findings from community-based research undertaken with women and gender-diverse people who have experienced gender-based violence and currently live in or are trying to access private rental housing in Toronto. The report shares their experiences and unique challenges to housing, including hidden homelessness, discrimination from landlords, and income insecurity.
From Hate to Hope: Inquiry into Hate in the COVID-19 Pandemic
In August 2021, BC’s Human Rights Commissioner launched an Inquiry into the rise of hate in B.C. during the COVID-19 pandemic. In March 2023, the Commissioner released her findings and recommendations
Intentionally Marginalized Communities: The Violence We See in Relationships, Families and Systems in Canada
Through this webinar, participants gain knowledge, understanding and insights into the concept and experience of violence in intentionally marginalized communities.
Responding to Hate Toolkit: Combat Anti-Asian Racism by Taking Action
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Asian Canadians have been the subject of racist assaults and bigoted taunts. This guide sets out your rights and resources when you are the victim of or a witness to racist incidents.
Policy, Program, and Practices Review Guide: Strengthening Supports and Services for Muslim Women and Girls Facing Gender-based Violence
This guide has been developed as part of Canadian Council of Muslim Women’s Gender-Based Violence (GBV) project, which focuses on identifying and addressing the barriers to supports and services for Muslim women and girls facing GBV.
Reinventing Our Campuses: Creating Real Community Safety to Address Sexual Violence
The online forum brought together culturally and gender diverse survivor, student, and advocate perspectives on current realities related to gender-based sexual violence and oppressions on Canadian campuses, and what is needed to create inclusive, safe campuses.
Reducing Stigma: Exploring the intersections between trauma, race and criminalization
This report draws on data that was gathered through interviews and surveys with racialized women who have lived experience of trauma and criminalization. It discusses how intimate partner violence can be a pathway into the criminal justice system for survivors.
Report: Intersections between Safety and Employment amongst Racialized Women in Toronto
For racialized women with experiences of intimate partner violence, economic security and employment can be compounded by structural barriers and racism. WomanACT consulted organizations that serve survivors of intimate partner violence and organizations that specialize in employment services for women on the barriers faced by racialized survivors.