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DisAbled Women's Network (DAWN) Ontario

What We Do

At DAWN Ontario we:

* keep current on issues facing women with disabilities;

* provide role models for girls with disabilities;

* develop resources for girls with disabilities;

* help start and support DAWN groups across Ontario;

* speak for the rights of women with disabilities to make sure we can take part in women's groups, activities, events and services;

* work with other women and disability groups;

* produce resources about health care for women with disabilities;

* lobby the government on issues affecting women with disabilities. Issues such as employment, advocacy, training, education, transportation, housing, health care, and others.


DAWN provides information, speakers, and resources to DAWN Ontario members, Women's groups, disability groups, the general public and the public and private sectors.

DAWN Ontario works with others who share the concern for Social Justice. Here is an alpha list of some of the organizations we have worked with:

AIDS Committees
Amelia Rising Sexual Assault Centre of Nipissing
Association des Francophones Nord-Ouest de l'Ontario
Association for Community Living, ACL
Autism Society
Canadian Council of the Blind, CCB
Canadian Hearing Society, CHS
Canadian Mental Health Association, CMHA
Canadian National Institute for the Blind, CNIB
Canadian Paraplegic Association
Canadian Women's Health Network, (CWHN)
Child and Family Services
Coalition Against Depo Provera
Coalition Against Extra Billing in Ontario
Community Care Access Centres, CCAC
Community Counselling Services
Depressive-Manic Depressive Support Groups
DisAbled Women's Network (DAWN) Canada
Education Wife Assault, (EWA)
Employment Equity Coalition
Family Resource Centres
Feminist Majority Foundation
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Info Network
First Nations Technical Services
GAP: Group of Active Parents for Children's Services
Independent Living Resource Centres
Local Training & Adjustment Boards, LTAB
Multicultural Association of Northwestern Ontario
National Association of Women and the Law, (NAWL)
Near North Victim Crisis Assistance & Referral Service
Nishnawbe-Aski Nation
North Bay Indian Friendship Centre, (NBIFC)
Northern Diabetes Health Network
Ojibway Family Resource Centre
Ontarians with Disabilities Act (ODA) Committee
Ontario Brain Injury Association, (OBIA)
Ontario March of Dimes
Ontario Native Women's Association
Ontario Women's Health Network, (OWHN)
Ontario Women's Justice Network, (OWJN)
Ontario Women's Network for Child Custody and Access
Options Northwest
People Advocating for Change through Empowerment (PACE)
Persons United for Self-Help in Northwestern Ontario Inc.
Reserve Police Services
Roeher Institute
Sexual Assault Centres
Social Planning Councils
Status of Women Canada
Sunset Country Psychiatric Survivor Alliance
Temagami First Nation Family Healing & Wellness Centre
Transition Houses
University & College Special Needs Departments
Victim Witness Assistance Program
Virtual and Community Ability Network, V-CAN
Women's Resource Centres
Women's Shelters

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