National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence

In April 2021, through the Community Engagement Initiative (CEI), YWCA Canada coordinated consultations with civil society organizations & grassroots groups and presented survivor-centric and community informed recommendations to the Government of Canada to inform the National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence, later released in November 2022.

As the National Action Plan is being phased in, it is necessary to keep our collective attention on survivor-led recommendations for systems level change. YWCA Canada’s preliminary report, “What We Heard: Survivor-Led Strategies to Inform the National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence” highlights recommendations, key learnings and concrete calls to accountability and action co-developed by 60+ civil society organizations and the communities across Canada that we engage with and represent. 

Click below to view the teaser report. The full report will be released later this Spring.

What We Heard: Background & Key Learnings