Who We Are
Our mission is to develop and implement a coordinated plan for a comprehensive community-based service system.
As a consequence of the Ontario Women’s Directorate’s (now known as Ministry of the Status of Women) report titled the Framework for Action on the Prevention of Violence Against Women in Ontario (McGuire Report), the York Region Violence Against Women Coordinating Committee (YRVAWCC) was established.
The YRVAWCC is a feminist committee that promotes a gender-based analysis of violence against women. It works within a intersectional, anti-oppressive and anti-racist framework.
Our values include:
- Partnership and collaboration
- Communinty engagement and development
- Social justice
- Multi-disciplinary holistic approach to violence against women interventions and support for women