The Violence Against Women (VAW) sector is a growing and diverse area that is specific to the needs and services of women and children who are fleeing violence in their lives. It includes agencies that offer services in housing, immigration, legal and health care, as well as VAW shelters, helplines, crisis and support centres.
The Managing in the VAW (Violence Against Women) Sector certificate program is designed to prepare those working in non-profit agencies that serve women who experience violence with the tools to develop, expand and upgrade their management skills and knowledge. This program is a partnership between Humber and the VAW Shelter Network (VAWN).
Through a lens that intersects the multiple realities of woman abuse, this program assists you to enter management positions and equip you with the analysis required to maintain best practices and build resources.
Some postsecondary education required.
The program is offered once a week in the evening with fees paid on a per course basis. The first course, Leadership and Management Skills generally starts off the program. The program is designed to be completed in one academic year. Registration is open to individuals currently working in, or with a history in, the VAW sector. This includes those presently enrolled in community service, social work and related programs.