The following funding opportunities are available for shelters and transition houses supporting women and children fleeing violence:

Grants through the Canadian Women’s Foundation

The Canadian Women’s Foundation has regular grants cycles for which VAW shelters and transition houses are eligible. You can search their programs here.

Response and Recovery COVID-19 Federal Funds

Women’s Shelters Canada is responsible for distributing $79 million of this funding to eligible VAW shelters and transition houses (THs) across the country, with the exception of shelters/THs located in Quebec or funded by Indigenous Services Canada. The funding has all been allocated. If you have any questions about your funding, please contact the WSC Grants Team at

Rapid Housing Initiative

Capital contributions for the rapid construction of new housing and/or acquisition of existing buildings for rehabilitation or conversion to permanent affordable housing. Offered by the National Housing Strategy. To learn more, visit the CMHC website.

Community Services Recovery Fund

The Community Services Recovery Fund is a $400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support charities and non-profits as they focus on how to adapt their organizations for pandemic recovery. Now more than ever, charities and non-profits are playing a key role in addressing persistent and complex social problems faced by all communities. The Community Services Recovery Fund responds to what charities and non-profits need right now and supports organizations as they adapt to the long-term impacts of the pandemic. Applications open on January 6, 2023,  more information here.

Call for Funding Proposals for Victims and Survivors of Crime Week 2023

The Policy Centre for Victim Issues at the Department of Justice Canada is pleased to announce that Victims and Survivors of Crime Week 2023 will be commemorated from May 14th to 20st, 2023. The theme for Victims and Survivors of Crime Week is The Power of Collaboration.They are now accepting funding applications for Victims and Survivors of Crime Week 2023. Limited funding is available to organizations to host events commemorating Victims and Survivors of Crime Week in their community. For more information, consult the Victims and Survivors of Crime Week Funding Guide and frequently asked questions.

Indigenous Communities Fund

The TELUS Indigenous Communities Fund offers grants up to $50,000 for Indigenous-led social, health and community programs. Telus promises that together, we can make the future friendly by supporting Indigenous leaders and community groups who know their communities best. The application period begins on May 15 and ends on October 13, 2023. More details here.