October 25, 2018

Are Shelters Merely “Band-Aid Solutions”?

This week saw two more meetings of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women for its study on VAW shelters and transition houses. The third meeting, on Monday, October 22, was broken into two one hour slots with two witnesses each. The first hour saw witness statements from Bonnie Brayton, National Executive Director of DisAbled Women’s Network Canada and Arlene Hache, Community Advocate. The second hour consisted of two witness statements with four people present: Martina Jileckova (CEO) and Lisa Litz (Director of Stakeholder Relations) from Horizon Housing Society and Jeff Morrison (ED) and Dominika Krzeminska (Director, Programs and Strategic Initiatives) from Canadian Housing and Renewal Association. The fourth...
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