There are many organizations that are complementary to the Redwood. They provide vital links for women and children facing a bewildering new landscape. And they offer insight to those who simply want to learn more about the remarkable work being done in their communities.
Listed here are some of the best:
Family Law Education for Women
Are you having family difficulties? Dealing with issues like divorce, custody or support? Plain language legal information on women's rights under Ontario family law is available in 14 languages and in multiple formats on this site.
Information for abused women, professionals, friends, and family on abuse of all types.
National Clearinghouse on Family Violence
A national resource centre for all Canadians seeking information about violence within the family and looking for new resources being used to address it. This site's main function is to collect and disseminate information about family violence.
United Way Toronto
An incorporated non-profit charity focused on improving the long-term health of our community via 200 social service agencies, including The Redwood.
The White Ribbon Campaign
The largest effort in the world of men working to end men's violence against women. An educational organization to encourage reflection and discussion that leads to personal and collective action among men.
Assaulted Women's Helpline
A 24-hour telephone crisis line for women in the province of Ontario. The Helpline is also for friends and family members of abused women, service providers and other professionals in contact with abused women.
The Woman Abuse Council of Toronto
Representatives from key sectors in the community who have come together to develop a coordinated community response to woman abuse in Toronto.
Ontario Women's Justice Network
Explains step by step the legal issues surrounding woman abuse and also provides links to shelters and affiliated services throughout Ontario and other provinces. Includes section on safety plans.
Ontario Women's Directorate
The Ontario government's site focuses on preventing violence against women. One of the links called Help for Assaulted Women lists shelters and sexual assault centres throughout Ontario.
The Parkdale Community Legal Services
A free community legal clinich providing free legal advice, assistance and representation to low income residents living in the Parkdale and Swansea area.
Status of Women Canada
Status of Women Canada is a supporter of The Redwood's Women on the Move leadership and development project. Women on the Move is led by suvivors of abuse, and is developing a video that newcomer and violence against women services can use to support immigrant women in breaking through the barriers and playing key roles in building healthy and safe communities.
The Ontario Trillum Foundation
The Ontario Trillum Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and a supporter of The Redwood's Women on the Move leadership and development project.