In Canada, violence against women and girls – especially Aboriginal women and girls -- is all too prevalent. Violence targets all groups of women, across age, ethnic, class and racialized boundaries, as well as across sexualities and physical or mental abilities. Teachers and school administrators often know women and girls who have experienced violence at home or in their communities. They witness how their experiences can have a dramatic impact on their work and their capability to learn. Violence against women also makes them more vulnerable to poverty. The United Nations has called on all countries to have national action plans on violence against women by 2015. So what is Canada’s response been so far. What can we do as teachers within our organizations?