The winter application period for the Shelter Ready Fund is now closed. Please keep an eye on your inboxes for news of the next round, coming Fall 2024.

About the Shelter Ready Fund

From 2020-23, Women’s Shelters Canada (WSC) successfully distributed more than $100 million of federal government funding to women’s shelters and transition houses across Canada to respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Adding this role as funding distributor was a natural fit for WSC, given our mandate to support violence against women (VAW) shelters and transition houses across the country. We know that the challenges for shelters, shelter staff, and those they serve have not ended. They have, in fact, increased in severity.

Therefore, WSC created the Shelter Ready Fund to continue to financially support VAW shelters and transition houses.

It’s important to note that due to much more limited funding (as opposed to the federal COVID-19 funding we distributed), not every application through Shelter Ready is approved.