Women's Shelters Canada

We represent a strong, unified voice on the issue of violence against women on the national stage. Through collaboration, knowledge exchange and adoption of innovative practices, we advance the co-ordination and implementation of high quality services for women and children accessing shelters.


Shelter Voices 2022

This special issue of Shelter Voices was designed to contribute to our pan-Canadian Feminist Brain Drain study, focusing on labour issues and the impact they have on staff, organizations as a whole, and service delivery.


Check out our new national awareness campaign,
which illustrates how VAW shelters and transition houses
are “More Than” shelter.


Canada’s National Action Plan on Violence Against Women and Girls and Gender-Based Violence

Canada's National Action Plan needs to be bold, ambitious, and intersectional.

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New Report on Second Stage Shelters in Canada

Check out the full report, "Breaking the Cycle of Abuse and Closing the Housing Gap: Second Stage Shelters in Canada"


About Us

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. Shelters support women and children fleeing violence. We support the shelters.

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