Women's Shelters Canada / Hébergement femmes Canada

Registered Name: Women's Shelters Canada / Hébergement femmes Canada

Business Number: 840989933RR0001

Our Mission

Our mission is to work as a unified voice for systemic change to end violence against women, while providing leadership for collaboration and knowledge exchange among shelters and transition houses across the country.

About Women's Shelters Canada / Hébergement femmes Canada

A Unified Voice

We provide a strong, unified voice on the issue of violence against women. A unified voice means the issue of violence against women is on the agenda at the national level. It means the vital role of shelters and transition houses is understood and valued. It means hope to women experiencing violence everywhere.  With our voice, we help increase awareness to ensure that policies, legislation and regulations are informed by the experiences and insights of our members.

A Space for Collaboration

We create opportunities to exchange ideas, learn from one another and share resources. We connect knowledgeable and dedicated individuals from coast to coast to coast. Exciting new ideas are born, best practices are promoted and transferred and those who work in our challenging field feel more connected and more supported. All of this helps to ensure the women and children who turn to shelters and transition houses receive the most effective and compassionate support possible.

What People Are Saying

"My stay at the shelter allows me to find a purpose and motivation for the future."

— Shelter resident, Read More

"When I first came I was terrified because of the shelter idea….but immediately I felt comfortable and the amount of support here is above and beyond the help I expected and I would recommend any women in similar situation to approach here for help."

— Shelter resident, Read More

"“When you’re in a time of crisis ... there’s so much information and it’s so easy to get lost,” Martin said. “That’s why we felt it was really important to have that single point.” The site will also ensure women get up-to-date and accurate contact information for the shelters, she said."

— http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/new-website-connects-abus

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