Eliminate Violence Against Women/Wrapped in Courage

Published on November 26, 2020

The safety and security of all Ontarians is a top priority of the government. The prevalence of violence against women and girls in Canada is unacceptable.

We must confront and eliminate the root causes of violence so that women today and future generations of women and girls can live their lives free of violence.

This year, the government is investing $172 million in supports for survivors and violence prevention initiatives.

To combat the impact of COVID-19 on women and children fleeing violence, the government invested an additional $1 million to help frontline agencies adapt to remote service delivery to ensure continued operation during the pandemic. This is on top of our $40 million Residential Relief Fund for shelter spaces and other regulatory changes we made to ensure flexibility in staffing.

As a part of the 2020 Budget announced this month, the government is investing an additional $30 million over two years to help both non-residential and residential service providers in the social services sector continue infection prevention and control measures, to keep clients, staff, and families safe.

If you know a woman who needs assistance or want to know more about the launch of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, raise awareness and support victims, please go to ontario.ca/women.