OCTEVAW welcomes participation and input from all sectors and from all people. We are especially dedicated to ensuring accessibility and inclusivity of all women, including survivors of violence. Women who may have specific needs or requests regarding involvement are encouraged to contact the OCTEVAW office.

Benefits of becoming a member of OCTEVAW

Information about applying for membership can be found below

Member Agencies:

Amethyst Women’s Addiction Centre
Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity

Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime
Carlington Community Health Centre
Catholic Family Services Ottawa
Children's Aids Society
Carlington Community Resource Centre
Comite Réseau
Cornerstone Housing for Women
Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre
Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa
Equity Services - Carleton University
Family Services à la famille Ottawa
Immigrant Women Services Ottawa
Interval House of Ottawa
Jewish Family Services of Ottawa - Shalom Bayit
Maison d’amitié
Minwaashin Lodge - Aboriginal Women’s Support Centre
Nelson House of Ottawa-Carleton
Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization
Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre
Pinecrest-Queensway Health and Community Services
Planned Parenthood Ottawa
Safepet Ottawa
Sexual Assault Network
Sexual Assault & Partner Abuse Care Program (Ottawa Hospital)
Somerset West Community Health Centre
University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic
Ottawa Victim Services
Voice Found
Women’s Initiative for Safer Environments
Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre

OCTEVAW proudly has many voting individual members as well.

Non-Voting Participant Agencies:

City of Ottawa – Ottawa Public Health
City of Ottawa – Social Services Department
Council on Aging of Ottawa
Crime Prevention Ottawa
Crown Attorney’s Office
Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services - Probation and Parole
Ottawa Community Housing
Ottawa Police Service, Partner Assault Unit
Ottawa Police Service, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit
Ottawa Police Service, Victim Crisis Unit
Victim Witness Assistance Program

OCTEVAW is a member of or is in partnership with the following agencies and campaigns:

Amnesty International
City for All Women Initiative (CAWI)
Comité réseau
Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW)
Family Services à la famille Ottawa
Neighbours, Friends and Families
Women's Events Network

Becoming a member of OCTEVAW:

As described in our bylaws, membership in the Corporation shall be available to persons interested in furthering the Corporation's purposes and who have applied for and been accepted into membership in the Corporation by resolution of the Board or in such other manner as may be determined by the Board and which:

  • is a non-partisan, non-profit organization located in the City of Ottawa or surrounding regions which, by its stated purpose, objectives, programs and or/actions demonstrates that it is working to end violence against women and/or their children; or
  • is an individual residing in the City of Ottawa or surrounding regions that has demonstrated a commitment to ending violence and/or abuse against women and their children and is engaged in activities aimed at achieving these goals or the protection of women and child victims; and
  • agrees to support the Corporation in achieving its purposes and objectives and agrees with the principles enunciated in the Articles, By-Laws and the Corporation’s Mission, Vision and Values Statement.

All members are subject to the organization’s By-Laws Please read the Membership Policy and By-Laws and contact the OCTEVAW office.

Membership is for 1 year, and organizational membership dues are $40 per year, and individual membership dues are $25, with cheques payable to the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women. Please note that, according to OCTEVAW By-Laws, any member that has not paid any dues owing by the beginning of a Meeting of the Members shall not have the right to vote at such meeting.

To honour the accessibility and inclusivity of all women, membership fees can be waived or reduced on request.

Non-voting participant agencies:

Individuals and organizations who do not meet all the criteria for membership are encouraged to contribute to, and participate in OCTEVAW Standing Committees as well. Non-voting participants are not required to pay membership fees or sign our Memorandum of Agreement.