Thank you for your interest in donating to Women’s Shelters Canada.

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

Women’s Shelters Canada brings together 16 provincial and territorial shelter organizations and supports the over 600 shelters across the country for women and children fleeing violence. Together, we provide a strong, unified, pan-Canadian voice on the issue of violence against women.

With our voice, we help increase awareness to ensure that policies, legislation and regulations are informed by the experiences and insights of our members — the provincial and territorial shelter networks. 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, so that new ideas are born, best practices are promoted and transferred and those who work in our challenging field feel more connected and more supported. Check out the work we do here.

All of this helps to ensure the women, children, and gender-diverse people who turn to shelters and transition houses in their times of need receive the most effective and compassionate support possible.

*Please note that Women’s Shelters Canada does not operate any individual shelters and funds cannot be forwarded to individual shelters. If you’d rather donate to a local shelter, we suggest you do so directly. You can find a shelter near you using our website