Women’s Shelters Canada (WSC) is developing an online library of promising shelter practices. The library is a platform for GBV shelters and transition houses to exchange promising practices with each other and learn about the impactful and innovative work that GBV shelters/transition houses do. 

All the practices in this library are implemented by GBV shelters/transition houses to meet specific needs and improve shelter work. Each practice is proven to be useful. The practices are also relevant to the wide range of work undertaken by GBV shelters/transition houses across Canada.  

WSC worked with an advisory committee comprised of GBV shelter workers from across Canada to develop and launch this library. Their valuable insight and expertise are helping us select these practices and find the best ways to share them in the library.  

We are excited to announce an Advisory Committee for the Online Library of Promising Shelter Practices. Members of the Committee will bring their valuable insights and years of experiences in the shelter sector to help us launch and run the project. The Committee is helping WSC develop ways to recognize promising practices, provide feedback on documentation style, and design the online library.

On the Advisory Committee, we are thrilled to have:

  • Cindy Easton from Mountain Rose Women’s Shelter Association, Alberta
  • Neena Randhawa from Harmony House, British Columbia
  • Melissa Decelles and Tracy Whitby from Agape House, Manitoba
  • Nadia Losier from L’Accueil Sainte-Famille, New Brunswick
  • Laverne Blake from Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter, Ontario
  • Tana Troniak from First Step Women’s Shelter, Ontario
  • Melpa Kamateros from Shield of Athena Family Services, Montreal

If you have any questions or suggestions about this project, kindly reach out to Chandra at csaha@endvaw.ca. For more information, check our information sheet!

Stay tuned for more updates!