The DisAbled Women's
Network (DAWN) Ontario is a province-wide organization for women with
all types of disAbilities. We are a feminist organization which
supports women in our struggles to control our own lives.
DAWN Ontario is
controlled by women with disAbilities.
Our members include
women with disabilities and non-disabled women. Women of all
ages, from teens to seniors, are active members of DAWN, including women
from many ethnic, racial, cultural, and religious backgrounds, aboriginal
women, Franco-Ontarian women, lesbians, and bisexual women.
We believe women
with disabilities have the right to direct our own lives. We believe
that women with disabilities:
have the right to access the services and supports available to all
needs which are different from those of men with disabilities;
best what our needs are;
a right to freedom of choice in all aspects of our lives; and
be proud of our disabilities and have the choice to self-identity.