Introduction

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.

The Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) provides annualized funding to support DV3Cs in order to strengthen the delivery of local VAW services and programs by coordinating and collaborating service systems. DV3Cs are required to report back annually regarding their project outcomes.

The following 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.

For the purposes of this report, the activities summary has been condensed into themes with a few projects highlighted at the end of the report.

Background

DV3Cs are community-based, cross-sectoral committees (e.g. VAW, justice, health, education, housing and settlement/immigration sectors) that work together to improve community responses to victims of domestic violence.  DV3Cs aim to strengthen linkages and networks among agencies service providers, and enhance inter-agency cooperation, collaboration, coordination and integration.

The committees’ work supports the government’s ultimate goal of a province where all women and children are able to live healthy lives, free from violence through the creation of a more responsive and integrated system that increases the safety and overall well-being of women who have experienced violence and their children.

MCSS provides annualized base funding to support DV3Cs coordination, and their capacity to improve the community response to violence against women through:

  • Strengthening partnerships and community linkages (networking, enhanced collaboration, information sharing among local service systems to improve accessibility and quality of services);
  • Carrying out prevention, education and training to help raise awareness of the issue of violence against women, the resources/services available in the community, and enhancing the service system knowledge base;
  • Promoting innovation and involvement of multiple partners in planning and delivery with the goal of increasing accessibility and quality of services; and
  • Identifying and developing plans to reduce service gaps.

History

The majority of DV3Cs emerged as autonomous grassroots organizations initiated by a group of local service providers who recognized the benefits of working collaboratively to improve service delivery at the community level and reflect distinctive local community needs. Some of these committees have been in existence for more than 25 years.

From 2002-2005, the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) initiated its Domestic Violence Community Coordination grant program. DV3Cs could apply for one or two-year grants for projects that enhanced inter-agency cooperation, collaboration and coordination.  In 2005/06, funding and administration of DV3Cs was transferred from MAG to MCSS and in 2008/09, the ministry began to provide DV3Cs with annualized funding to strengthen their role in coordinating services in their communities.

While the ministry refers to these agencies as DV3Cs, many self-identify as Violence against Women Community Coordinating Committees in light of their holistic approach to addressing and combating VAW.

Funding

Prior to MCSS funding, DV3Cs had never previously received core funding from any level of government. The ministry provides eligible DV3Cs with a total of $1.2M in annualized base funding to support their coordination capacity and overall local service system integration. A portion of this base funding includes funds from our partner ministry, the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) who also support the DV3Cs through the Victim’s Justice Fund (VJF).

MCSS-funded agencies from the VAW sector (lead agencies) that are member agencies of the DV3Cs are responsible for the management of funds and reporting to MCSS Regional Offices on the outcomes and  status of their funding.

Although this report only pertains to the annualized MCSS base funding, it is important to note that since 2009-10 the Ontario Women’s Directorate (OWD) has provided one-time grants totaling $1.5M1 to DV3Cs for the promotion of the Neighbours, Friends and Families campaign2 (NFF) and activities and projects to engage survivors of woman abuse to improve local domestic violence services. A Call for Proposals (e.g. projects which focus on survivor engagement) is administered through MCSS’ regional offices which are then reviewed by the OWD and MCSS. However, not every DV3C receives OWD project funding.

Ministry Expectations

The ministry has developed guidelines which outline the expectations of the ministry (e.g. membership, organization, reporting, purpose, and mandate) and are intended to support the committees’ activities and programs.

As outlined in the guidelines, members of the Domestic Violence Community Coordinating Committee must include representation from:

  • The violence against women (VAW) sector (e.g. shelters, counselling and family services, survivors of domestic violence)
  • The justice sector (e.g. police and victim services, crown attorneys, judges); 
  • One or more additional representative (s) from:
    • The health sector
    • The housing sector
    • Aboriginal services
    • Child Welfare services
    • French language services
    • Settlement/immigration services
    • Other social service systems

The guidelines also include the following expectations:

  • DV3Cs are to work towards promoting an integrated service delivery system that meets the needs of women who have experienced violence and their children, DV3Cs are expected to be representative of their community and include stakeholders from high need populations such as Aboriginal communities and francophone communities.
  • DV3Cs are encouraged to share with MCSS any of their activities/initiatives that may include: promotional/education materials, training curriculums, inter-agency protocols and research.
  • Project funding should be used to fund domestic violence related projects that aim to improve community responses to the needs of victims by strengthening linkages and networks among existing community agencies/service providers.

As outlined in the guidelines, DV3Cs are required to have a Terms of Reference in place.


1. This amount includes $200,000 committed for 2014-15.

2. Includes the campaign’s francophone adaptation, Voisin-es, ami-es et familles (VAF), the Aboriginal adaptation, Kanawayhitowin - Taking Care of Each Other’s Spirit and the Immigrant and Refugee campaign. These campaigns aim to teach people the signs of woman abuse and what to do to help.


Summary of 2014-2015 Year End Reports

The report is intended to provide an overview of the types of projects and initiatives undertaken by the 48 DV3Cs across the province, and therefore does not include all projects undertaken by the committees.

SECTION 1 - Highlights of Specific Initiatives

Protocol Evaluation Project:

The Guelph-Wellington Action Committee on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, in partnership with the University of Guelph, conducted a review of their 2010 First Response Protocol. This Protocol outlines best practices for those working with people accessing sexual assault and domestic violence services. The evaluation focused on how well the protocols are working, and the benefits and challenges faced by agencies in Guelph-Wellington as they work together to provide services. Thirty-three face-to-face interviews were conducted with survivors, and online surveys and focus groups were conducted with front line workers.

We Want No More Campaign

The We Want No More Campaign, which receives funding by the Status of Women Canada, is a 24-month project that is coordinated by Brant Response Against Violence Everywhere (BRAVE). The project successfully reached its target demographic by engaging young men and boys in partnership with women and girls to develop and strengthen the knowledge and skills to help prevent gender based violence in Brantford and Brant County. Youth from Grand Erie District School Board, Boys and Girls Club, a local sports team, and the Why Not Youth Centre were engaged in discussions around gender stereotypes, healthy masculinity, and healthy relationships. This project increased BRAVE’s knowledge of the challenges and struggles working with the 12-25 age demographic around VAW.

Into the Open

Into the Open is a community engagement project in the Grey Bruce area that was created to address the silence surrounding sexual violence in rural communities, identify local issues and plan for prevention activities. Two round tables were held by the Violence Prevention Grey Bruce DV3C, with speakers, discussion and planning. Seventy-five participants attended, including youth, First Nations, survivors (male and female), service providers, community groups and interested members of the public. The focus was on ‘talking about sexual violence in Grey Bruce,’ learning about what sexual violence in the Grey Bruce rural community looks like, and how to prevent sexual violence. Male and female survivors were involved in the round table planning and presentations.

Sexual Assault Research Project

The Naadmaagewin Aboriginal Domestic Violence DV3C has started the Sexual Assault Research Project to improve services for Aboriginal people who have experienced sexual abuse or sexual violence. The project’s goals are to identify services and treatment needs, barriers to service and treatment, and solutions to barriers. Data was compiled through six Talking Circles and individual interviews, which will help identify barriers to services and/or alternatives treatments, and services that clients feel are missing from the community.

Kingston Youth Sexual Violence Prevention Assessment, May 2015

The Kingston and Frontenac Anti-Violence Coordinating Committee DV3C commissioned a community assessment and report about sexual violence among youth. The goals of the project were to better identify youth at risk of sexually offending in the greater Kingston area, and to develop appropriate and relevant interventions and supports for those individuals.

SECTION 2 - Summary of Initiatives Undertaken by DV3Cs

VAW-Specific Initiatives

12 DV3Cs reported on VAW-specific initiatives. Some of these activities included:

  • Making 30 referrals to community agencies for women seeking support in 2014.
  • Distributing 2,000 safety-planning booklets to community partner agencies in 2014.
  • Purchasing banner pens, containing safety-planning information, to distribute to domestic violence survivors.
  • Providing childcare and transportation to ensure equitable access of participation of survivors on a DV3C Survivors Advisory Committee. The committee identified local trends/issues to address, received training and developed a Survivors Speaker Bureau.
  • Partnering with a local hospital in the Routine Universal Comprehensive Screening Project to add three questions about domestic violence to be asked to all patients admitted to the hospital (Emergency Room and Psychiatric). These questions screen for abuse, and a procedure was developed and training provided for over 45 personnel on what to do if there is a disclosure of abuse.
  • Organizing the John Robinson Domestic Violence Awards, a high profile award ceremony to honour extraordinary contributions to ending violence against women.
  • Assisting with transportation costs for survivors to attend VAW Programs/Counselling.
  • Working on creating partnerships with various agencies and groups to engage men in addressing the issue of domestic violence.
  • Installing a torch outside of a women’s shelter that will be lit at night when a woman in Ontario is lost to domestic violence.

Public Education and Agency Resource Development Initiatives:

37 DV3Cs reported on public education and/or agency resource development initiatives. Some of these initiatives included:

  • Initiating a website redesign to ensure that it is mobile responsive.
  • Launching a “Media Hub” as a public education tool for journalists to improve reporting on violence against women.
  • Issuing press releases regarding murdered women to provide insight to community members for the ongoing need to work towards eliminating violence against women.
  • Updating a wallet-sized card with contact information for local domestic violence services, including 24-hour emergency services, help lines and legal services. The Committee distributed this resource amongst committee members including police, mental health, public health, counselling and child welfare.
  • Purchasing DV3C promotional items, including 100 bags containing safety awareness items.
  • Creating an information resource for service providers based on findings from a previous survivor engagement initiative. This resource will provide service providers with: ideas for best practices regarding survivor inclusion, increased knowledge and awareness of survivors’ consumer experiences, suggested approaches for facilitating survivor engagement based on survivor feedback, and a way to share ideas with other DV3Cs.
  • Drafting a new resource that agencies will be able to use to find all “Healthy Relationship Resources” and trainings that are available in the community.

Youth-Specific Initiatives:

13 DV3Cs reported on youth-specific initiatives. Some of these initiatives included:

  • Creating a youth magazine to provide more youth friendly information and highlight the DV3C’s various resources and programs.
  • Making a guide (“Parlons-En”) available in French in an online e-book format and downloadable PDF for parents/guardians to talk to their teens about healthy relationships, consent and violence.
  • Assisting in the development of a social media and engagement program to engage young men, called ‘I can MANifest Change.’
  • Hosting a youth-led “Be the Change Breakfast,” to begin a community dialogue on violence against women.
  • Hosting the workshop “If You See it Speak it” for 272 Grade 10 students, to increase awareness of dating violence and violence against women.
  • Organizing the 8th annual Father’s Day breakfast “Coaching Boys into Men,” an event which enhanced awareness among male youth about gender equity, healthy relationships and positive masculinity.

Conference and Training Initiatives:

42 DV3Cs reported on conference and/or training initiatives. Some of these initiatives included:

  • Developing and facilitated a two-day workshop for 104 participants and increased awareness of the issue and impact of honour-based violence.
  • Holding several VAW/CAS collaborative-practice training days with approximately 45 people at each session.
  • Introducing a new series of learning events for the VAW community and service providers on supporting immigrant and refugee women who have experienced violence.
  • Participating in community-led symposiums regarding violence against women.
  • Committee members attended training on “High Risk Male Domestic Violence Offenders.”
  • Providing one-day training on compassion fatigue for 130 attendees from a variety of sectors.
  • Hosting a community conference for 200 attendees; topics included “cyberbullying” and “trauma-informed response.”
  • Organizing a presentation from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) during a DV3C meeting. The meeting gave the members a better understanding of the services offered by the OPP in their intervention with female victims of violence and their children.
  • Providing one-day training for 75 professionals on assisting women experiencing domestic violence through legal/court processes. Participants increased their capacity to identify and understand barriers affecting complex domestic abuse cases and are now better informed to assist women experiencing domestic violence through legal/court processes.
  • Conducting a “Cultural Sensitivity” learning and experience day for committee members in partnership with an Aboriginal group.
  • Hosting a conference for committee members focused on technology and human trafficking.
  • Preparing a presentation on Gladue Rights and Aboriginal court sentencing, and VAW at the Annual Regional Meeting of Justices of the Peace in Thunder Bay.
  • Hosting the fourth annual Supporting Survivors by Supporting Staff Conference; 250 participants registered and nine workshops were offered over two days.

French Language Services (FLS) Initiatives:

11 DV3Cs reported on FLS initiatives. Some of these initiatives included:

  • Collaborating with other MCSS VAW funded agencies to create a VAW/FLS Referral Agreement and Toolkit.
  • Drafted and distributed a list of French-speaking/bilingual lawyers to the DV3C network.
  • Developing all literature and campaigns in English and French. 
  • Recruiting francophone organizations to become DV3C members.
  • Assisting in the development of a francophone toolkit for a maternal and child resource centre.

Community Research and Coordination Initiatives:

22 DV3Cs reported on community research and/or coordination initiatives. Some of these initiatives included:

  • Organizing a “Co-occurring Issues” committee and conducting a survey to establish baseline knowledge of mental health, addictions and violence against women issues across those three sectors.
  • Participating in the Ottawa Police initiative to review their response to VAW cases, and helped in developing a community audit of the policing model.
  • Participating in a southwest regional research and community development project (“No Wrong Door”) looking at the intersection of mental health, substance abuse and abuse/trauma, and strategies to improve service response and prevent re-victimization of men and women with multiple and complex issues.
  • Developing an anonymous questionnaire that solicited feedback from Domestic Violence (DV) service providers and women who have experienced partner violence, regarding the service they received from DV3C member agencies. Specific questions screened for completion of safety planning and risk assessment during DV service. Completed forms were discussed with DV3C agency members and outcomes shared with the DV3C.
  • Providing staff coordination for the Transitional and Housing Support Program (THSP).

Events:

26 DV3Cs reported on event participation and/or planning. Some of these events included:

  • Participating and/or planning the following events:
  • Shine the Light - to help raise awareness of violence against women as part of Ontario’s Woman Abuse Prevention Month
  • November 25th International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
  • In HER honour Shoe Memorial
  • December 6th National Day of Remembrance and Action commemorative vigil
  • Sisters in Spirit vigil
  • International Women’s Day
  • One Billion Rising

Protocol Development and Revision Initiatives:

16 DV3Cs reported on protocol development and/or revision initiatives, and 18 DV3Cs reported on existing protocol maintenance. Some of these initiatives included:

  • Reviewing the Coordinated Community Response Protocol to determine consistency of application and benefits achieved.
  • Reviewing the Community Response Protocol for Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.
  • Reviewing the VAW Emergency Women’s Shelters Communication Protocol.
  • Reviewing the FLS/VAW Referral Agreement.

Coordinating Committee Administration and Governance Activities:

42 DV3Cs reported on their administration and/or governance activities. Some of these activities included:

  • Hiring or renewing the contract for the DV3C Coordinator to facilitate all aspects of the DV3C’s work including coordinating networking meetings, public awareness efforts and future workshops.
  • Updating the DV3C Member handbook.
  • Presenting finance reports at monthly DV3C meetings.
  • Determining DV3C strategic development and main areas of work including building membership, and learning and development.
  • Providing access to Survey Monkey for DV3C members.
  • Developing and implementing new infrastructure by creating new committees that align with a three year Strategic Plan.
  • Launching a new website that is compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
  • Coordinating a meeting of representatives from five northern DV3Cs. 
  • Supporting provincial, regional and local links and collaboration between DV3Cs and their allies in Ontario through involvement with Building a Bigger Wave Ontario VAWCC Network.

Reviewing and amending the Terms of Reference to ensure Aboriginal members have a strong voice and that they have the opportunity to identify needs by and for the Aboriginal Community.

SECTION 3 - Summary of DV3C Engagement with the Sexual Violence Sector

Summary of Sexual Assault Centre membership statistics:

The total number of sexual assault centres funded through the Ministry of the Attorney General that were members of a DV3Cs in 2014/5 - Approximately 30

Summary of Sexual Violence Sector Initiatives:

12 DV3Cs reported on sexual violence sector initiatives. Some of these initiatives included:

  • Collaborating with Sexual Assault Centres for Take Back the Night March and Rally, International Women’s Day events, and May Sexual Assault Awareness Month projects.
  • Engaging with non-member Sexual Assault Centres by including them in DV3C activities related to sexual violence.
  • Supporting a local hospital with the creation of a video for addressing bystander intervention by bartenders and security staff.
  • Sponsoring the Sexual Assault Support Services for Women (SASS) March Break Day Camp “I am an Emotional Creature” that focused on inspiring girls to take agency over their minds, bodies, hearts and curiosities
  • Forming a DV3C Sexual Violence Prevention subcommittee.
  • Organizing a Sexual Violence Poster Campaign with local men speaking out about sexual violence. 
  • Organizing a sexual assault training for the greater community.
  • Mailing copies of a VAW Service Provider Directory to out-of-area hospitals and agencies because rape kits are not available in every county and survivors of sexual assault must travel for forensic testing in cases where charges are laid.
  • Hiring a consultant to identify youth at risk of sexually offending, and to develop appropriate and relevant interventions and supports for those individuals.
  • Hosting an information session in partnership with HIV/AIDS Regional Services for service providers working with male and female survivors of sexual violence.
  • Participating in a committee that examines ways to improve services for victims of sexual assault at the local hospital.
  • Ongoing sub-committee work to examine ways to improve services to victims of sexual violence and harassment at the local hospital.
  • Organizing an art show, with the theme ‘Envisioning a World Without Sexual Violence,’ to involve the community in a show of support for victims/survivors of Sexual Violence and to give a voice to survivors wishing to express themselves, while also raising awareness of the issue.

SECTION 4 - Moving Forward

The ministry welcomes the recommendations outlined in the Auditor General of Ontario’s (OAGO) 2013 review of the province’s violence against women programs and services including DV3Cs. In their report, the Auditor notes that there is a lack of consistency in reporting from the province’s 48 DV3Cs including their objectives, deliverables and outcomes.

To address these concerns, as part of the ministry’s ongoing work and commitment to the Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan (SVHAP), MCSS has committed to developing guidelines for DV3Cs, performance measurements and the revision of reporting requirements for 2016-2017.

As part of its commitment to SVHAP, the ministry will also work towards enhancing DV3Cs by engaging the sexual violence sector through their increased representation at DV3C tables.

In order to achieve these aims, MCSS will work in partnership with the Ontario Women’s Directorate (OWD) and the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG), and will consult with the sector.

The ministry is committed to developing a system of strong community supports for women who have experienced domestic violence and our partnership with DV3Cs will continue to improve this system so that women and their children can live without the threat of violence.

Appendices

Appendix A: MCSS Funded DV3Cs and Lead Agencies 2014-2015

Name of DV3C

Lead Transfer Payment Agency

Fiscal Allocation

Annual Allocation

Region

Domestic Assault Review Team of Waterloo Region

Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region

25,232

25,232

Central

Dufferin Caledon Domestic Assault Review Team

Family Transition Place

 

25,737

25,737

Central

Guelph Wellington Action Committee on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis

 

25,232

25,232

Central

Halton Violence Prevention Council

Access Counselling & Family Services

 

25,232

25,232

Central

Peel Committee Against Woman Abuse

Interim Place

 

32,232

25,232

Central

Simcoe County Violence Against Women Coordinating Committee

Green Haven Shelter for Women

 

28,967

24,967

Central

York Region Violence Against Women Coordinating Committee

Project Hostel
(Yellow Brick House)

 

29,966

24,966

Central

Comité de Coordination des Services Communautaires

D`aide aux Victimes de Violence Familiale de Prescott-Russell

Valoris pour enfants et adultes de Prescott-Russell

29,814

24,814

East

Comité Réseau d’Ottawa

 

le Centre des ressources de l’Est d’Ottawa (Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre)

27,313

24,813

East

EVA-Renfrew County (End Violence Against Women Renfrew County)

Renfrew County Youth Services also known as Phoenix Centre for Renfrew County Committee for Abused Women (RCCAW)

30,309

25,815

East

Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women

Family Services Ottawa

26,788

24,813

East

Community Action Network Against Abuse

Naomi's Family Resource Centre (Winchester)

24,813

24,813

East

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton Domestic Violence Coordinating Committee

Kingston Interval House Family Violence

32,349

27,349

East

Kingston Frontenac Anti-Violence Coordinating Committee

Women's Resources of Kawartha Lakes

29,417

24,967

East

Lanark County Sexual & Domestic Violence Advisory Committee

Lanark County Interval House

31,849

27,349

East

Lennox and Addington Domestic Violence Community Coordinating Committee

Lennox and Addington Interval House

31,349

27,349

East

Northumberland Domestic Abuse Monitoring Committee

Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre

24,967

24,967

East

Peterborough Domestic Abuse Network

Community Counselling Resource Centre

26,667

24,967

East

Quinte Coordinating Committee Against Violence

Three Oaks Foundation

31,349

27,349

East

Victim Issues Coordinating Committee of Leeds and Grenville

Brockville General Hospital

32,349

27,349

East

Violence Prevention Coordinating Council of Durham

Sedna Women’s Shelter & Support Services Inc. (The Denise House)

29,966

24,966

East

Algoma Council on Domestic Violence

Women In Crisis (Algoma) Inc.

29,517

24,517

North

Comité d’action Inter-agence contre la violence familiale de Timmins

Centre Passerelle pour femmes

27,883

27,883

North

District of Parry sound domestic Violence Co-ordinating Committee

District of Parry Sound Social Services Administration Board

27,883

27,883

North

Domestic Violence Community Coordinating Committee of Nipissing

Nipissing Transition House

27,884

27,884

North

Greater Sudbury Coalition to End Violence Against Women

Le Centre Victoria pour femmes

29,517

27,884

North

Kenora Rainy River DV3C

First Step Women’s Shelter

5000

 

North

M’Nidoo Minissing Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Manitoulin Family Resources

29,517

24,517

North

Muskoka DART

Muskoka Women’s Advocacy Group

29,517

28,510

North

Naadmaagewin Aboriginal Domestic Violence

Beendigen Incorporated

24,677

24,677

North

Réseau de Violence Familiale Cochrane Nord

Services de counselling Hearst, Kapuskasing, Smooth Rock Falls

27,883

27,883

North

Temiskaming Domestic Violence Coalition

Pavilion Women’s Centre

27,883

27,883

North

Thunder Bay and District Coordinating Committee to End Woman Abuse

Faye Peterson Transition House

24,517

24,517

North

Woman Abuse Council of Toronto

Family Services Toronto- VAW Crisis/Community Support

61,116

50,114

Toronto

Brant Response Against Violence Everywhere

 

Nova Vita Domestic Violence Prevention Services

31,182

26,182

West

Chatham-Kent Community Coordinating Committee

Chatham-Kent Victim Services

27,050

22,050

West

Coalition To End Violence Against Women

Women’s Place of South Niagara Inc.

31,182

26,182

West

Domestic Assault Review Team - Oxford

Ingamo Homes

26,050

22,050

West

Domestic Violence Coordinating Committee Windsor-Essex

Hiatus House

27,045

22,050

West

Elgin Alliance to End Violence

Violence Against Women Services Elgin County

26,350

22,050

West

Haldimand & Norfolk Justice for Women Review Team

Haldimand & Norfolk Women’s Services

30,682

26,182

West

Huron Domestic Assault Review Team

Women’s Shelter, Second Stage Housing and Counselling Services of Huron

27,050

22,050

West

London Coordinating Committee to End Woman Abuse (LCCEWA)

Women’s Community House

27, 050

22,050

West

Middlesex Rural Alliance To End Violence Against Women

Women’s Rural Resource Centre Strathroy and Area

23,050

22,050

West

Sarnia Lambton Coordinating Committee on Violence Against Women

Women’s Interval Home of Sarnia Lambton

27,050

22,050

West

Stop Violence Against Women Coordinating Committee of Perth County

Family Services Perth-Huron

26,600

23,150

West

Violence Prevention Grey Bruce

The Women’s Centre (Grey Bruce) Inc.

27,050

22,050

West

Woman Abuse Working Group

Mission Services- Inasmuch House

31,182

26,182

West

Appendix B: DV3C STATISTICS and SECTOR REPRESENTATION

Summary of membership and meeting statistics:


Total number of individual survivors and member organizations that participated on DV3Cs in 2014/15

Approximately 1228

Total number of DV3C meetings held in 2014/15
note: number of DV3C meetings does not include subcommittee meetings

Approximately 338

Summary of sectors that are represented on DV3Cs:

VAW   

Health (municipal and provincial)

Mental Health

Education

Immigration

Victim and Witness Services

French Language Services

Pride (LGBTQ Community)

Crown Attorney

OAITH (Survivors Inclusion Project)

Multicultural Services

Supervised Access

Child Welfare

Housing

HIV/AIDS

Sexual Assault Centers

Probation and Parole

Food bank

Employment and Social Services

Partner Assistance Response (PAR) program

Addictions

Partner Abuse Sexual Assault Care Team

Children’s Mental Health

OPP, municipal police, other police services

Shelter and Support Services

Language and translation programs

Ontario Works

Women AIDS Group

Developmental Services

Elder Abuse Group

Provincial government ministries

Aboriginal Community Elders

Aboriginal Liaison Officer

Self-help women’s groups

Native Services

Private Practice VAW Counselors

Academics

Municipal economic and social Councils

Military

VAW survivors groups

Metis Nation support services

Religious-based service organizations