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WSC Blog

NACAFV and WSC Research Study on Funding Parity in VAW and VAIW Shelters
8 Jul 2021 – Women’s Shelters Canada (WSC) and the National Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence (NACAFV) are collaborating on a new research project…

Where Do We Go from Here? Reflecting on the VAW Shelter Sector and the COVID Pandemic
21 Apr 2021 – There have been some concerning indications that domestic violence has increased or become more severe during the pandemic…

Where We’ve Been: Reflecting on the VAW Shelter Sector and the COVID Pandemic
19 Apr 2021 – On April 6, 2021, three WSC Board members had a virtual discussion to reflect on what the VAW shelter sector has learned after a year of the COVID-19 pandemic

Reflecting on Black History Month
2 Mar 2021 – During Black History Month, I had the privilege to digitally meet a few Black women leaders in violence against women (VAW) shelters throughout Canada

Guest Blog: Canadian Council of Muslim Women’s Legal Services Project
17 Feb 2021 – The Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) is a national non-profit organization committed to…

Starting a New Job as a POC During COVID
28 Jan 2021 – …Starting a new job often comes with the…

An End of Year Message from Women’s Shelters Canada
22 Dec 2020 – …We don’t know what 2021 will bring, but we do have hope…

Guest Blog: Using Yoga in Our Work – The Reaching Out with Yoga Research Project
1 Dec 2020 – Reaching Out with Yoga (ROWY) was a 5-year collaborative research project between the BC Society of Transition Houses and Yoga Outreach…

Guest Blog: Funding Opportunities for Shelters
22 Oct 2020 – In 2016, 44% of violence against women (VAW) shelters in Canada were full on any given night…

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…