Search Organizations (English): Ontario, Women's organizations

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YWCA of St. Catherines  
http://www.ywcaniagararegion.ca/page/home
YWCA of Kitchener-Waterloo  
http://www.ywcakw.on.ca/

Since 1905, YWCA Kitchener-Waterloo has provided essential programs for women and children. Today, we provide programs in the areas of childcare, youth recreation, emergency and supportive housing for women, and prison-based counseling, speaking out on issues that affect women and families.

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Elizabeth Fry Society of Peterborough  
http://www.efryptbo.org/index.html

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Peterborough is committed to advocating and providing services for all criminalized and imprisoned women, as well as those at risk of coming into conflict with the law.

 

We recognize the rights of women to dignity and respect in all aspects of their involvement with the criminal justice system. We are committed to working with other agencies and all levels of government with similar principles and objectives.

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Sister Vision Educational Press

SISTER VISION is the first press for Black women and women of colour in Canada. Founded in 1984, it intends to encourage works by women of all cultures, sexual preferences and classes. A conscious political decision was made to distinguish between Black women and women of colour because Black women experienced slavery and its aftermath. However, commonaility and writings are shared with Native Sisters, Asian Sisters and others who define themselves as women of colour. The focus will be on:


- oral history of ordninary women often omitted from traditional history and comtemporary writing;
- books for children and young adults;
- theory and research to challenge the absence of their voices in Canada feminist theorgy and research.
A forum for theoretical works will analyze the political and social lives of Black and Third World women from
a feminist perspective.

 


SISTER VISION's traditions include Marie Joseph Angelique, a Black Montreal salve who launched the first documented act of defiance against slavery, and Mary Ann Shadd, the first woman editor in Canada and publisher of one of Canada's early Black newspapers - the Provincial Freeman - in the 1850's. They want to reforge the link between women and colour in Canada and in the Caribbean and Third World women the world over. Their vision is of a global femiinism,interconnecting and weaving women's histories.

 


SISTER VISION welcomes donations, manuscripts and ideas.

 

Elizabeth Fry Society of Simcoe County  
http://www.elizabethfrysociety.com/

A nonprofit, community based organization that assists those in conflict with the law and those at risk of being in conflict with the law, in particular, females * programs include Court Support Program, Institutional Program, Crisis and On-Going Counselling, Bail Supervision, Stoplifting Program (also known as Crime Prevention Program or anti-theft program) which has female and male groups, Anger Management Course, assistance for families left behind if the husband/father is incarcerated, Joyce Kope House a federal and provincial half-way house as well as a shelter for the homeless (see separate record), Jail Visitation, Volunteer Program, Grocery Assistance Program (GAP), Youth Justice Committee, Extra Judicial Measures, Extra Judicial Sanctions, Restorative Justice * provides all the youth work for youths age 12-17 under the Youth Criminal Justice Act throughout Simcoe County * services also include referrals to community agencies and services, speakers bureau, College and University student practicum opportunities and advocacy * a registered charitable organization 

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Niagara Region Sexual Assault Centre (CARSA)  
http://www.sexualassaultniagara.org/

The Niagara Region Sexual Assault Centre, Carsa Inc., provides services in a safe and comfortable environment for survivors of child sexual abuse, incest and adult sexual assault.

We offer a 24 hour crisis line, emergency services, individual and group counselling, accompaniment and advocacy through medical and legal proceedings, public education programs and community events.

ALL SERVICES ARE FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL

We are a non-profit, community based organization providing unconditional and nonjudgmental support and empowerment to those who have survived any form of sexual violence.

We believe that any form of sexual abuse is an abuse of power and control and is an act of aggression and violence over an individual. If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault, we can help.

We are a member of Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres and Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres.

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Le Conseil national des femmes du Canada  
http://www.ncwc.ca/
Seeks to empower all women to work towards improving the quality of life for women, families, and society, through a forum of member organizations and individuals. (See Details)
Working Women Community Centre  
http://www.workingwomencc.org/
Assists immmigrant women to overcome obstacles in areas such as employment, training, education, housing, health, legal matters, family dynamics and social services. Promotes the development of self-sufficiency skills among immigrant women. (See Details)