Women Speak Out, which was established in 2011, provides a 12-week leadership training program using a gender lens to explore social justice issues. Graduates of WSO are active members on a range of advisory committees and community boards and they have participated in international and national exchanges with other grassroots women’s groups. They are also members of our Speakers Bureau. In 2013, WSO won the Women Transforming Cities Best Practices Award for their work.

Changing lives

This video displays the impact of our leadership program and the changes that participants encounter to regain independence in their lives.

Public education and community engagement

Graduates from Women Speak Out participate in many community and government consultations, speak to a wide range of audiences and are members of boards of directors and community groups, including: speaking at events, conferences, workshops and consultation committees with City, at Universities, colleges and private schools, connecting with Health care professionals in hospitals, engaging with the community at large through news paper media, press conferences and TV appearances. Examples of some of these events are: CBC Metro morning, Academy of Learning Career and Business College, Ryerson University, University of Toronto, Registered Nurse’s Association of Ontario, ODSP/ OW workers, city employees, Poverty Reduction Strategy consultation, Social Planning Toronto, Junior League Toronto and Harvard Business School.

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