The Ontario government is committed to ending violence against women and providing better supports for survivors.
In 2004, the Ontario government made a commitment under the Domestic Violence Action Plan to strengthen local community service coordination and collaboration across sector agencies to address violence against women (VAW). To assist the VAW sector with this work, Domestic Violence Community Coordinating Committees (DV3Cs) were created.
DV3Cs are an important component of the violence against women sector. The DV3Cs aim to strengthen the delivery of local VAW services and programs by coordinating and collaborating service systems.
The work of DV3Cs supports the government’s ultimate goal for a more responsive and integrated system of local programs and services that increases the safety and overall well-being of women who have experienced violence and their children.
The Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) provides annualized funding to support DV3Cs’ coordination capacity and overall local service system integration. DV3Cs are required to report back annually regarding their project outcomes.
This report is intended to provide an overview of the types of projects and initiatives undertaken by the 48 DV3Cs across the province in 2014-2015.