WHY BECOME A MEMBER
Aboriginal Shelters of Ontario was created by and for those who work frontline with Indigenous families experiencing violence and dysfunction in their homes. The leadership of ASOO are shelter directors from Aboriginal-mandated shelters in Ontario, so we know the frontline experiences. We know the injustices. We understand the frustrations and tears that come with this job. We are a non-political organization that works to create resources to support the important work that you do in your communities.
Membership with ASOO offers you support; through resource-sharing, training, creating supportive networks across the province, and offering an opportunity to engage with professionals who can support you in the complex challenges that we know you encounter. As a central organization, we can also move forward on grander projects that would benefit all Aboriginal-mandated shelters and all Aboriginal families across the province. ASOO strives to reduce the need to take a piecemeal approach to addressing some of the bigger problems that affect each Aboriginal-mandated shelter.
Key Objectives of ASOO Training include:
- Development of singular Data Management System
- Development of a website that unifies sites
- Written and Oral communication skills
- Development of a unified reporting system
- Mental Health Act
- Human Resources Training
“To become a successful Organization in achieving our goals to reduce Family Violence in Aboriginal Communities, we need you to a become a member, please join us in our quest to end violence against our Aboriginal women and children”.