North York Women's Shelter


Business Number: 129819512RR0001

Our Mission

North York Women’s Shelter actively supports the rights of women and children to build lives free of violence by providing non-judgmental safe shelter, advocacy, and a range of programs & services including 24-hour crisis support.

About North York Women's Shelter

North York Women’s Shelter has been helping to rebuild lives since 1984. We are currently building and outfitting a new, secure, fully accessible 24,000 square foot Violence Against Women (VAW) complex that will be a first of its kind in Canada. This exciting, evidence-based design will feature two distinct but linked buildings – a new, 17-bedroom emergency residence (with capacity to house 30-40 women and their children) and a community service hub offering prevention programs and trauma-specific care and services.

While construction is underway, we continue to offer our Expressive Arts Therapy program and have launched a new Mental Health Trauma Therapy program. Our programs are open to shelter residents, former residents, and women and children in the community who are at risk of or are currently experiencing violence. 


This exciting project is already underway and you have a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make a huge impact in the lives of women and children across the Greater Toronto Area.

Your generous donation today will help create a home for women, children and their pets experiencing abuse. Community donations are urgently required to outfit and furnish the new complex so that when we open we offer a place of healing, empowerment and refuge.

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