Helpline Gala 2017
par ASSAULTED WOMEN'S HELPLINE
- vendredi, 17 novembre 2017 de 6:00 Après-midi à 9:15 Après-midi (HNE)
- Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, within the Toronto Reference Library (2nd floor) 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8
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For over 30 years, the Assaulted Women’s Helpline has served as a 24-hour telephone and TTY crisis line to all women in the province of Ontario who have experienced any form of abuse. The Helpline receives 50,000 calls a year. We provide crisis counselling, safety planning, emotional support, with information and referrals accessible 7 days a week in over 200 languages, 365 days a year.
The Assaulted Women’s Helpline is an essential first point of contact for women especially:
- In communities without women’s shelters or other services
- For women who would not traditionally access shelters- For non-English language speaking callers (average 10,000 per year)
- For TTY caller, for the deaf and hard of hearing (average 5,000 per year)
The Helpline Gala is an evening dedicated to fundraising, recognizing our important supporters and continuing to raise awareness for violence against women, in Ontario and beyond.
Join us for an evening of fundraising in support of the Assaulted Women's Helpline!
Featuring Guest Speaker: Sally Armstrong C.M.
Human rights activist, journalist and award-winning author Sally Armstrong has covered stories about women and girls in conflict zones all over the world, from Bosnia and Somalia to the Middle East, Rwanda, Congo, Afghanistan and Iraq. Her eye witness reports and books have earned her many awards, including the Gold Award, National Magazine Awards Foundation; Amnesty International Canada Media Award three times; the 1996 Toronto YWCA Women of Distinction Award in Communications; and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Journalism Foundation.
Sally has received ten honorary degrees and is a Member of the Order of Canada.
She is the author of several books including Veiled Threat: The Hidden Power of the Women of Afghanistan, and her recent one Ascent of Women: A New Age is Dawning for Every Mother’s Daughter
Thank you to our Sponsors for the evening:
Presenting Sponsor - Bell Canada
Silent Auction Sponsor - Winners/TJX Canada
Décor Sponsor - Royal LePage Shelter Foundation
We look forward to welcoming you!