We are inspired by the dedication and compassion our Centre members bring. Each year many individuals who are passionate about our cause and want to support our work in various capacities contact us.
It is through your ongoing support that we are able to provide many of our services.
Building and supporting communities is key to a successful organization and you are part of this success!
Please see how you can provide support below:
Volunteers are an integral part of the daily functioning of the TRCC/MWAR. They are the heartbeat of the organization! Volunteering with us is a wonderful way to have fun, make friends, learn, augment skills, and give back. You will have the opportunity to support survivors, engage in community building and advocacy, gain critical analysis skills, and make a difference in your life. This is a life changing opportunity for many.
TRCC/MWAR invites all women identified and trans people to participate in our many volunteer programs. We offer trainings throughout the year. Folks over the age of 18 can participate in our:
- Crisis Line Training
- Front Desk and Administrative Work
- Board of Directors
- Special Events
- Support and Accompaniment Program**
- Face to Face Counselling Program**
- Public Education and Info sessions**
** Requires at least 6 months to 1 year experience doing other areas of work, preferably on the crisis line or front desk.
Individuals who are currently accessing services at the centre are required to wait 6 months after this process before becoming a volunteer.
Volunteering for the crisis line can be a life-changing experience! Our crisis line volunteers are a large part of our collective, working to keep our crisis line active 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Crisis Line training happens twice a year, in the spring and fall. We are currently welcoming applications for our Spring 2022 training!
Details of training:
– Spring 2022 training will take place entirely virtually between February 26 – April 2, 2022. Each week includes a Saturday training day, and an evening weekly check-in.
– Saturday training dates are February 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, and April 2, 2022. The day runs from 10am – 3pm, with breaks in between.
– Weekly check-ins take place between March 1 and 31st on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. They run from 5:30 – 7:30pm OR 7:15 – 8:45pm. You must choose one day and time, and consistently attend only one check-in per week.
– All participants will shadow experienced counsellors for 2 short shifts before taking on shifts on the crisis line.
– After training we ask that you commit to working with us for 1 year. In the first 6 months, the commitment is to cover 20 – 24 hours on the crisis line. In the second six months, we ask that you cover 12 – 16 hours on the crisis line.
How do I apply?
Fill out the application form here. This form closes on Thursday, February 10, 2022.
What are the next steps after I apply?
We invite all applicants to join us for a Meet & Greet on Saturday, Feburary 12th (10am – 12pm OR 1pm – 3pm). In this session we will get to meet each other virtually. We will give you more information about our organization, the crisis line, and you will have a chance to ask any questions you have about the work.
Note: Attending the Meet & Greet is mandatory for all applicants, but does not guarantee you a spot in the training.
The TRCC/MWAR accepts student placements. Student placements also described as field practicums, take place in a relationship between a school (high school, college or university) and the TRCC/MWAR organization.
A student placement usually includes ‘requirements’ from the academic institution (to be fulfilled by the student at the placement), a mid term and final evaluation. It may also include a visit from a supervisor from your school to the TRCC/MWAR during the placement, including a set number of hours to be completed at the placement organization. Student placements earn a college credit or co-op credit upon successful completion of the placement.
Student placements do not do interviews at the TRCC/MWAR. Instead we invite interested students to fill out an application and come to one of our Orientation Sessions during the year.
If you are interested in completing your field placement with us, please visit our student placements page. –
You can help us during our special events by:
- Setting up and tearing down
- Providing Child Care
- Help with Food / Meal Preparation
- Any Technical skills you have that we can use
- Fundraising initiatives
We encourage all men / male identified allies to contact the following organizations:
- White Ribbon Campaign
- The Gatehouse
- Male Allies against Sexual Violence
If you are interested in making a financial donation you may do so in the following ways:
- Send a cheque in the mail to our P.O. Box:
P.O Box 59098, Toronto, ON, M6R 3B5
- Cash donations can also be dropped off at our business office. Call us to arrange drop off during business hours.
- Fundraise in our honour (please contact us for more information).
- Donate online with CanadaHelps
Fundraising is a vital part of every community organization and at TRCC/MWAR we are committed to keeping our doors open so that survivors can get the support they need to heal from their experiences of sexual violence.
While 76% of our operation and programing costs are funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General and 8% by the city of Toronto; we are responsible to fundraise the rest. Each year, we host our annual bowlathon and WROAR (Women Ride out Against Rape) fundraiser along with our Annual Donors Campaign.
We are also very grateful to those who contact us and are willing to fundraise on our behalf or donate the proceedings from their events to us.
If you are interested in hosting a fundraiser or donating to us, kindly contact us and we would be happy to support this cause. In an effort to preserve our integrity please note that we do not support any fundraising that is not in line with our fundraising practices or values.
Find out more about our Fall Donors Campaign!