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Celebrating our hardworking and dedicated team of volunteers!

Did you know that WOW Toronto is 100% run by volunteers? 🌟 April 14 to 20, 2024 is National Volunteer Week, and we’re shining spotlight on the incredible individuals on WOW Toronto’s team, who dedicate their time and passion to support survivors, raise awareness, and drive change. For this entry, we’ve asked our newest team

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WOW International Women’s Day 2024: Celebrating Women Leaders & Advocates for Survivors of Violence

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Recognizing Black Canadian Women Empowering Women for Black History Month

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What Self-Care Can Look Like After Trauma

It’s easier said than done; when you’re recovering from trauma, going to a spa, socializing with friends, or treating yourself to a vacation may not sound as appealing as it should. And it’s okay if it does not sound appealing at all. According to Van der Kolk, “the essence of trauma is feeling godforsaken, cut

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December 6 is National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

  Today, December 6, marks the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. On this day, we remember the lives of all women-identifying victims and survivors who have faces or continue to face violence and discrimination based on their gender identity or expression. You can learn more about the National

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The Different Ways to Manage Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress

The stress and triggers may come from time-to-time, but here are some suggestions on how to manage post-traumatic stress responsibly. Like many types of mental conditions, post-traumatic stress can go undetected for a long time. So if you’ve already been diagnosed or you think you may be struggling with post-traumatic stress, you’ve already taken the

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My story

Founder and CEO, Monique Burke shares her sexual assault story and how she grew strong to start WOW Toronto. Age 15 is when it all began. I was young and carefree. I had no problems, until that summer day when my life changed. My best friend, at the time, had introduced me to the boy.

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