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WSC Blog

COVID 19’s Effect on Women in Canada
23 July 2020 – Earlier this month, Women’s Shelters Canada was invited to appear as a witness before the Standing Committee on the Status of Women…

Rogers Family Gives Incredible Gift to Women’s Shelters Canada
24 June 2020 – …Thank you to the Rogers family for recognizing the critical work carried out by Canada’s 500+ violence against women…

We’re All in This Together when Men Stop Hurting Women
1 May 2020 – When the social isolation orders began in Canada, we knew women would die. We expected that the rate of women… 

WSC’s Important Work during the COVID-19 Pandemic
6 April 2020 – Since March 13, the staff of Women’s Shelters Canada has been working hard – from home. We are fortunate that…

A Historic First!
13 February 2020 – Thank you to the 100 men who stepped forward to join Strengthening Ties – a ground-breaking effort…

Ending Violence Against Women: Canada Needs Two National Action Plans
28 Nov 2019 – For years, Women’s Shelters Canada, along with many other organizations, has been calling for a National Action Plan (NAP) on Violence Against Women (VAW)…

We’re Halfway There!
1 Oct 2019 – …Ending violence against women is a non-partisan issue. Where do the other parties stand on violence against women?…

UN Adds Pressure to Canada re National Action Plan on Violence Against Women
27 June 2019 – …Lise Martin and representatives from other Canadian women’s rights groups held a press conference on Parliament Hill welcoming the report’s recommendations to Canada…

WSC Welcomes Final Report of the National Inquiry into MMIWG
4 June 2019 – …WSC recognizes that the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA people is genocide…

WSC Welcomes Standing Committee Report on VAW Shelters
9 May 2019 – …We are especially pleased that the Committee’s list of recommendations includes the creation of a National Action Plan (NAP) on gender-based violence…

Many Women’s Shelters Across Canada Support Trans Women
21 Mar 2019 – …VAW shelters are increasingly becoming more inclusive of trans women because of a recognition that trans women are women. They are also receiving requests from…

Talking About Violence Against Women Shouldn’t Inspire Misogyny
31 Jan 2019 – …Why is it that every time someone talks about violence against women, men — and women — jump out of the woodwork to chime in that “men are killed too”…

Advocacy Works! Indigenous Women’s Voices Heard
14 Dec 2018 – Sometimes advocacy really does work! Women’s Shelters Canada has been advocating for the Standing Committee on…

Not Much Has Changed Since The Ecole Polytechnique Massacre
6 Dec 2018 – As we head into an election year, now is the time for political parties to commit to ending violence against women in their electoral platform

Hopeful to Hear More Indigenous Women’s Voices
21 Nov 2018 – …WSC was pleased to finally hear directly from an Indigenous women’s organization, especially given the statistics…

Where Is the Representation?
8 Nov 2018 – …So far, NO Indigenous women’s organization or shelter has appeared before the committee. Some witnesses have been able to speak to…

A Problem with Language
1 Nov 2018 – …However, this wording seems to have created a great deal of confusion. Many members…

Are Shelters Merely “Band-Aid Solutions”?
25 Oct 2018 – …repeatedly described VAW shelters and transition houses as “band-aid solutions.” When asked if there was one final thought…

Federal Study of the System of Domestic Violence Shelters and Transition Houses
18 Oct 2018 – Welcome to our new blog! We plan to post several times a month…