Ottawa, 8 June 2016

This month is celebrating its first birthday! One year after its launch in June 2015, has grown to include close to 90% of the nearly 500 shelters across Canada that provide safety and support to women and their children who have experienced abuse. Our goal is to reach 100%.

We have made a one minute video to introduce people to Please take a minute to post this video to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and any other social networks you have, and ask your friends and followers to pass it on.

You can see that video on here:

Or on the Facebook page:

Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters and Transition Houses is currently reaching out to every shelter across Canada to ensure that their information is accurate and up-to-date. Inclusion on the is by direct consent, so we are seeking to connect with the remaining 10% of shelters to make the site complete.

To become part of the site, a shelter can email us at with their shelter name, public information phone line, website, and postal code in order to mark their approximate position on the map. For safety purposes, we do not collect street addresses and the map zooms in just far enough to show the town or city quadrant location of the shelter.

Thank you to all the shelters, transition houses and second-stage houses who have joined, and to our supporters who promote and use as a resource make it easier for women to find safety. Please keep on sharing the link!


For media inquiries contact:
Lise Martin
Executive Director
613.680.5119 /


The Network brings together 13 provincial and territorial shelter organizations. It works as a unified voice to collaborate, educate, and innovate for systemic change that ends violence against women, making Canada a model for safety in the world.