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Managing in the VAW(Violence Against Women) Sector

Certificate | 67411

The Managing in the VAW (Violence Against Women) Sector Certificate program consists of four courses: Leadership and Management Skills, Financial Management Skills, Programme Development and Human Resources Management Skills.

Fall Registration Begins Friday, July 21st.

What You Will Learn 

It is designed to prepare those working in non-profit agencies that serve women who experience violence the tools to develop, expand and upgrade their management skills and knowledge. This certificate is a partnership between Humber and the VAW Shelter Network (VAWN).

The 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.

Through a lens that intersects the multiple realities of woman abuse, this certificate program will assist you to enter management positions and equip you with the analysis required to maintain best practices and build resources.

It is offered once a week in the evening, with fees paid on a per course basis. The first course, Leadership and Management Skills is a prerequisite. The program is designed to be completed in one academic year. The cost of the four-course certificate is approximately $650.


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.

VAW.100 is a prerequisite for VAW.101, VAW. 102 and VAW. 103.


Refer to the individual course listings for information on the following courses. Click on course title below to view details and link to registration page.

Compulsory Courses - 4 Required