York Region’s Violence Against
Women Coordinating Committee

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At YRVAWCC, our mission is to develop and implement a coordinated plan for a comprehensive community-based service system.

We contribute to the overall effort to eradicate violence against all women and their children through a leadership role in advocacy, education, and social action principles. Working together, with a common set of principles, will increase the likelihood that when VAW survivors seek services in York Region, they will obtain the appropriate help they need.

Did You Know?

6 Days

In Canada, a woman is killed by her intimate partner every 6 days

1 in 3

women have experienced intimate partner violence


of Canadians know a woman who has experienced physical or sexual abuse

Recognize Different Forms of Abusive Relationship

Violence (GBV)

GBV is violence perpetuated against someone based on their gender or perceived gender. It is intimately tied to the patriarchal structure of society.

Direct Violence

This is violence that includes, but is not limited to physical, sexual, psychological and financial violence.

Physical Violence

Hitting, shoving, slapping, forced sleep deprivation, failure to provide for basic needs.

Sexual Violence

Any act/comment that is sexual in nature which happens without consent. This includes: rape, sex trafficking, child sexual abuse, sexual harassment, etc.


Consent is ongoing permission. Both partners should keep giving and looking for consent. Giving consent once does not mean it becomes a “given” every time.

Psychological, Verbal
& Emotional Abuse

Isolation from family/social supports, unremitting criticism, surveillance, threats, name calling, stalking behaviour, humiliation etc.

Financial Abuse

Controlling or stealing money, fostering dependency, making financial decisions without asking or telling partner.

Domestic Violence

This is any of the pattern of behaviours listed above used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship.

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York Region Since 1997

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