Supporting women’s shelters and sexual assault centres during COVID-19

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Funding objectives

As part of the COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, the Government of Canada is supporting women and children fleeing violence by providing up to $50 million to women’s shelters and sexual assault centres in order to help with their capacity to manage or prevent an outbreak in their facilities.

Funded organizations

As of May 13, the following women’s shelters and sexual assault centres received funds to help women and children who are fleeing violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alberta
  • Association for Communities Against Abuse
  • Awo Taan Healing Lodge Society
  • Brooks and District Womens Safe Shelter Society Cantara Safe House
  • Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse
  • Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter Association
  • Calgary Young Women's Christian Association
  • Camrose Women's Shelter Society
  • Canadian Pakistani Support Group Association
  • Catholic Social Services
  • Central Alberta Women’s Outreach Society
  • Central Alberta Women's Emergency Shelter
  • Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre
  • Chinook Sexual Assault Centre, Lethbridge
  • Dragonfly Counselling & Support Centre: Sexual Assault Services
  • Discovery House Family Violence Prevention Society
  • Dr. Margaret Savage Crisis Centre
  • Edmonton Women's Shelter Ltd.
  • Fairview and District Women’s Centre Association
  • Grand Prairie Women's Residence Association
  • Hope Haven Society
  • Kerby Assembly
  • Lloydminster Interval Home
  • Lurana Shelter Society
  • Medicine Hat Women's Shelter Society
  • Mountain Rose Women's Shelter Association
  • National Zakat Foundation
  • Northern Haven Support Society
  • Northwest Alberta Resource Society Safe Home
  • Peace River Regional Women's Shelter Society
  • Pincher Creek Women's Emergency Shelter Association
  • Rowan House Society
  • PACE Sexual Assault Centre, Grande Prairie
  • Saffron Centre, Sherwood Park
  • Safe Haven Women's Shelter Society
  • Sage Seniors Association
  • Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton
  • Sonshine Society of Christian Community Services
  • Southeastern Alberta Sexual Assault Response Committee
  • St. Paul & District Crisis Association
  • Strathcona Shelter Society Ltd.
  • The Brenda Strafford Society for the Prevention of Domestic Violence
  • Waypoints Community Services Association
  • Wellspring Family Resource & Crisis Centre Society
  • Wheatland Crisis Society
  • Wings of Providence Society
  • Y.E.S. for Women Society
  • YWCA Banff
  • YWCA Lethbridge & District
British Columbia
  • Aboriginal Mother Centre Society
  • Act2 Child and Family Services
  • Alberni Community and Women's Services Society
  • Amata Transition House Society
  • Ann Davis Transition Society
  • Archway Society for Domestic Peace
  • Arrow and Slocan Lakes Community Services
  • Atira Women's Resource Society
  • Boundary Women's Coalition
  • Campbell River and North Island Transition Society
  • Canadian Mental Health Association - South Cariboo Branch
  • Canadian Mental Health Association for the Kootenays
  • Castlegar and District Community Services Society
  • Central Okanagan Elizabeth Fry Society
  • Central Okanagan Emergency Shelter Society
  • Chimo Community Services Society
  • Comox Valley Transition Society
  • Cowichan Women Against Violence Society
  • Cythera Transition House Society
  • Desert Sun Counselling and Resource Centre Society
  • Dixon Transition Society
  • Elkford Women’s Task Force Society
  • Family Dynamix Association
  • Fireweed Collective Society
  • Fort St. John Women's Resource Society
  • Golden Women's Centre Society
  • Greater Victoria Women's Shelter Society
  • Haida Gwaii Society For Community Peace
  • Harmony House
  • Haven Society
  • Helping Spirit Lodge
  • Helping Spirit Lodge Society
  • Hope & Area Transition Society
  • Howe Sound Women's Centre Society
  • Ishtar Women's Resource Society
  • Islanders Working Against Violence
  • Kamloops & District Elizabeth Fry Society
  • Kamloops Community YMCA-YWCA
  • Kamloops Sexual Assault Counselling Centre
  • Kootenai Community Centre Society
  • Ksan House Society
  • Lillooet Friendship Centre Society
  • Mackenzie Counselling Services Society
  • National Zakat Foundation
  • Nelson Community Services Society
  • North Coast Transition Society
  • North Island Crisis & Counselling Centre Society
  • North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society
  • North Peace Community Resources Society
  • North Shore Crisis Services Society
  • Northern Society for Domestic Peace
  • Omineca Safe Home Society
  • Options Community Services Society
  • Phoenix Transition Society
  • Powell River & Region Transition House Society
  • Prince George & District Elizabeth Fry Society
  • Prince George Sexual Assault Centre
  • Princeton Family Services Society
  • Revelstoke Women's Shelter Society
  • Robson Valley Community Services Society
  • Salmo Community Resource Society
  • SARA for Women Society
  • Shuswap Area Family Emergency (SAFE) Society
  • Sooke Transition House Society
  • South Okanagan Women in Need Society
  • South Peace Community Resources Society
  • Sunshine Coast Community Services Society
  • Surrey Women’s Centre
  • The Cridge Centre for Family
  • The Governing Council of the Salvation Army in Canada
  • The Kettle Friendship Society
  • The Tamitik Status of Women Association
  • Trail Family & Individual Resource Centre Society
  • Tri-City Transitions Society
  • Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter
  • Victoria Sexual Assault Centre
  • Victoria Women's Transition House Society
  • WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre
  • W.I.N.G.S. Fellowship Ministries
  • Westcoast Community Resources Society
  • Yellowhead Community Services Society
  • YWCA Vancouver
Manitoba
  • Alpha House Project Inc.
  • Bravestone Centre Inc.
  • Eastman Crisis Centre Inc.
  • Ikwe-Widdjiitiwin Inc.
  • Ka Ni Kanichihk – Heart Medicine Lodge
  • Klinic Community Health Centre – Sexual Assault Crisis Program
  • L'Entre-temps des Franco-Manitobaines, Inc.
  • Nova House Inc.
  • Parkland Crisis Centre & Women's Shelter Inc.
  • Portage Family Abuse Prevention Centre Inc.
  • Pluri-elles (Manitoba)
  • Samaritan House Ministries Inc.
  • South Central Committee on Family Violence Inc. (Genesis House)
  • Survivor’s Hope Crisis Centre
  • Swan Valley Crisis Centre Inc.
  • The Pas Committee For Women in Crisis, Inc.
  • The Women’s Resource Centre
  • Wahbung Abinoojiiag Inc.
  • Willow Place, Inc.
  • Women’s Safe Haven/Resource Service, Inc.
  • YWCA Westman Women’s Shelter
New Brunswick
  • Crossroads for Women, Inc. and South East Sexual Assault Centre (SESAC)
  • Greater Saint John Sexual Assault Response Team
  • Beausejour Family Crisis Centre
  • Beausejour Family Crisis Resource Centre
  • Centre de prévention de la violence
  • Crossroads for Women Inc. / Carrefour pour femmes Inc.
  • Fundy Region Transition House Inc.
  • Hestia House Inc.
  • Keep Our Homes Safe Inc.
  • La Maison Notre-Dame House Inc.
  • L'Accueil Ste.Famille Inc.
  • L’Éclipse, Edmundston
  • L'Escale MadaVic Inc.
  • Liberty Lane Inc.
  • Maison de Passage House Inc.
  • Miramichi Emergency Centre for Women Inc.
  • Second Stage Housing Inc.
  • Sexual Violence New Brunswick
  • Sussex Vale Transition House
  • Women in Transition House Inc.
Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Cara Transition House
  • Committee on Family Violence
  • Grace Sparkes House Inc.
  • Hope Haven Inc.
  • Hopedale Status of Women Council Inc.
  • Iris Kirby House
  • Libra House Inc.
  • Mushau Innu First Nation
  • Nain Transition House Inc.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre
  • Rigolet Partnership Against Family Violence
Northwest Territories
  • Aimayunga Women and Emergency Foster Care Shelter
  • Family Support Centre
  • Inuvik Transition House Society
  • YWCA Yellowknife
Nova Scotia
  • Alice House
  • Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre and Sexual Assault Services Association
  • Avalon Sexual Assault Centre
  • Cape Breton Transition House
  • Chrysalis House Association
  • Colchester Sexual Assault Centre
  • Cumberland County Transition House Association
  • Every Women's Centre
  • Halifax Transition House Association
  • Leeside Society
  • Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre
  • Pictou County Women’s Resource and Sexual Assault Centre
  • South Shore Transition House Association
  • Southwest Nova Transition House Association
  • Tearmann Society for Abused Women
  • The Naomi Society
  • Tri-County Women’s Centre
  • Victims of Family Violence Association
Nunavut
  • Hamlet of Kugluktuk
  • Kataujaq Society Safe Shelter
  • Umingmak Child Advocacy Centre
  • Y.W.C.A. Aggvik Nunavut
Ontario
  • Aboriginal Women's Support Centre-Minwaashin Lodge
  • Alternatives for Women in Prince Edward County
  • Amelia Rising Sexual Assault Centre of Nipissing
  • Anduhyaun Inc.
  • Anishnaabe Kwewag Gamig Inc.
  • Anova: A Future Without Violence
  • Armagh
  • Atlohsa Family Healing Services Inc.
  • Beendigen Incorporated
  • Bernadette McCann House for Women Inc.
  • Bethesda House
  • Centre passerelle pour femmes du nord de l'Ontario
  • Chapleau, Hornepayne, Algoma District, Women in Crisis Inc. (CHADWIC Home)
  • Chatham Kent Women's Centre Inc.
  • Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre
  • Crisis Centre North Bay
  • Centre d’aide et de lutte contre les agressions à caractère sexuel (CALACS)
  • Carrefour des femmes du Sud-Ouest de l'Ontario
  • Centre de santé communautaire de Hamilton-Niagara Inc.
  • Centre Novas – Centre d’aide et de lutte contre les agressions à caractère sexuel (CALACS)
  • Centre Passerelle pour femmes du Nord de l'Ontario
  • Centre Victoria pour femmes
  • Centr'elles : Centre des femmes francophones du Nord-Ouest de l'Ontario
  • Chatham-Kent Sexual Assault Crisis Centre
  • Colibri - Centre des femmes francophones du comté de Simcoe
  • Community Counselling Centre of Nipissing
  • Counselling Centre of East Algoma
  • District of Parry Sound Social Services
  • Domestic Abuse Services Oxford
  • Elliot Lake Women's Group Inc.
  • Emily Murphy Centre
  • Ernestine's Women's Shelter
  • Family Transition Place
  • Faye Peterson House (Crisis Homes Inc.)
  • First Step Women's Shelter
  • Green Haven Shelter for Women
  • Guelph Wellington Women in Crisis
  • Haldimand & Norfolk Women's Services
  • Halton Women's Place
  • Hamilton-Wentworth Chapter of Native Women
  • Harmony House
  • Hiatus House
  • Homeward Family Shelter
  • Horizon Women's Centre
  • Hoshizaki House
  • Huronia Transition Homes
  • Huronia Transition Homes - Athena Sexual Assault Centre
  • Immigrant Women Services Ottawa - Crisis Intervention and Counselling
  • Ingamo Family Homes (Woodstock) Inc.
  • Interim Place
  • Interval House
  • Interval House of Hamilton
  • Interval House of Ottawa - Maison Interval D'Ottawa
  • Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre
  • Kenora Sexual Assault Centre
  • Kingston Interval House
  • Lanark County Interval House
  • Leeds and Grenville Interval House
  • Lennox and Addington Interval House
  • Maison Baldwin House
  • Maison d’hébergement pour femmes francophones
  • Maison d'Amitié
  • Maison Interlude House Inc.
  • Manitoulin Family Resources Inc.
  • Marjorie House
  • Mattawa Women's Resource Centre
  • Mission Services of Hamilton Inc.
  • Mississauga First Nation
  • Mohawk Bay-of-Quinte Council
  • Mohawk Council of Akwesasne
  • Muskoka Women's Advocacy Group
  • Muskoka / Parry Sound Coordinated Sexual Assault Services
  • My Friend's House
  • Niagara Regions Sexual Assault Centres
  • Naomi's Family Resource Centre
  • National Zakat Foundation
  • Nelson House of Ottawa Carleton
  • New Starts for Women Inc.
  • Nipissing Transition House
  • North York Women's Shelter
  • Nova Vita Domestic Violence Prevention Services
  • Oasis Centre des femmes
  • Oshawa-Durham Rape Crisis Centre
  • Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre
  • Pavilion Women's Centre
  • People in Transition (Alliston) Inc.
  • Perth County Transition Home for Women
  • Project Hostel o/a Yellow Brick House
  • Rainy River District Women's Shelter of Hope
  • Redwood Shelter
  • Renfrew County Sexual Assault / Rape Crisis Support Centre
  • Sakeenah Homes
  • Samaritan House Community Ministries
  • Saugeen First Nation #29
  • Sedna Women's Shelter & Support Services Inc.
  • Services de counselling de Hearst, Kapuskasing Smooth Rock Falls Counselling Services
  • Sexual Abuse Centre (Thunder Bay)
  • Sexual Assault / Rape Crisis Centre of Peel
  • Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services of Halton
  • Sexual Assault Centre (Hamilton and area)
  • Sexual Assault Centre for Quinte and District
  • Sexual Assault Centre Kingston Inc.
  • Sexual Assault Centre of Brant
  • Sexual Assault Crisis Centre of Essex County Inc. (English)
  • Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa
  • Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo
  • Sexual Assault Support Services for Women of Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry & Akwesasne Inc.
  • Sexual Assault Survivors' Centre Sarnia-Lambton
  • Thomas-Elgin Second Stage Transitional Residence
  • Sudbury Young Women’s Christian Association
  • The Ajax-Pickering Women's Centre Inc.
  • The Corporation of the Municipality of Greenstone
  • The Good Shepherd Centre Hamilton
  • The Good Shepherd Centre Hamilton
  • The Hamilton Young Women’s Christian Association
  • The Oshawa Young Women's Christian Association
  • The Pavilion Women's Centre
  • The Women's Centre Grey & Bruce Inc.
  • Three Oaks
  • Timmins and Area Women in Crisis
  • Toronto Rape Crisis Centre / Multicultural Women Against Rape
  • Violence Against Women Services Elgin County
  • Voices for Women: Sudbury Sexual Assault Centre
  • Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre
  • Women & Children's Shelter (Barrie)
  • Women’s Support Network of York Region
  • Women's House Serving Bruce & Grey
  • Women’s Shelter, Saakaate House Inc.
  • Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region
  • Women's Habitat of Etobicoke
  • Women's Hostels Inc.
  • Women's House Serving Bruce and Grey
  • Women's Interval Home of Sarnia-Lambton Inc.
  • Women's Place of South Niagara Inc.
  • Women’s Place St. Catharines & District Inc. - O/A Gillian's Place
  • Women's Resources of Kawartha Lakes
  • Women's Rural Resource Centre
  • Women's Shelter of York Region Inc.
  • Women's shelter, Second stage housing and counselling services of Huron
  • Women in Crisis (Algoma) Inc.
  • WoodGreen Red Door Family Shelter
  • Yorktown Family Services
  • YWCA Peterborough Haliburton
  • YWCA Toronto
Prince Edward Island
  • PEI Family Violence Prevention Services Inc.
  • The Prince Edward Island Rape and Sexual Assault Centre
Quebec

Through an agreement between the Government of Canada and the province of Quebec, $6.46 million was paid directly to the Government of Quebec to support women's shelters and sexual assault organizations in Quebec, to help them improve safety, support emergency preparedness and increase their capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic. More details on which organizations received support will be added in the near future.

Saskatchewan
  • Battlefords’ and Area Sexual Assault Centre, Inc.
  • Battlefords Interval House
  • Envision Counselling and Support Centre Inc.
  • Lloydminster Sexual Assault & Information Centre Inc.
  • Moose Jaw Women's Transition Association Inc.
  • North East Outreach & Support Services Inc.
  • Prince Albert Safe Shelter for Women Inc.
  • Regina Sexual Assault Centre Inc.
  • Regina Transition House Inc.
  • Saskatoon Interval House Inc.
  • Saskatoon Sexual Assault & Information Centre Inc.
  • SOFIA House Inc.
  • South West Crisis Services Inc.
  • SW Crisis Services Inc.
  • The Prince Albert Mobile Crisis Unit Co-operative Inc.
  • West Central Crisis and Family Support Centre Inc.
  • Wichihik Iskwewak Safe House (WISH)
  • YMCA Regina
  • Yorkton Women in Need Inc.
  • YWCA Saskatoon Inc.
Yukon
  • Dawson Shelter Society
  • Help & Hope for Families Society
  • Yukon Women’s Transition Home Society
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