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Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/
Domestic Violence Treatment Centres

Increasing knowledge, enhancing care.

Welcome to the Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres. Established by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in 1993, the Network provides leadership and support to 35 hospital-based sexual assault and domestic violence treatment centres across Ontario.

Together, we ensure that women, children and men who are victims/survivors of sexual assault or domestic violence have access to comprehensive and timely support to address their individual medical and legal needs. Our members are the nurses, social workers, physicians and support staff of the various treatment centres that, together, form the Network.

Similar to an association, our main role is to support our members. But, in addition, through collaboration in research, education and training activities, the Network strives to establish standardization in service provision across the province. We also act as the voice of the 35 centres, lobbying for change and working to influence public policy.

Together with our members, we work to ensure that victims and survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence receive the highest quality of care and support possible.

We also strive to be an important source of information and expertise about the health and forensic care of victims of violence. Our members work closely with medical and legal professionals and other community partners, providing expertise, research, education and training in the prevention and treatment of, and legal process for, sexual assault and domestic violence.