Women's Program Funding in Action
Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters

Edmonton, Alberta

Uniting to End Violence against Women in Alberta

People in boardroom

A recent project benefited abused women in all parts of the country, including the North, and breaking new ground in how our communities respond to women and children experiencing domestic violence. The Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters brought together provincial/territorial and Aboriginal shelter organizations from across Canada to improve availability and quality of services for women in abusive circumstances. The project created a national network: the Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters and Transition Houses, to facilitate the exchange of proven or promising practices and innovative service delivery models. Web-based mechanisms were developed to address gaps in services and support to shelters and shelter workers. The project has resulted in a dynamic national and international exchange of knowledge and best practices.

“This project enabled women's shelter organizations to connect from coast to coast to coast and share effective sheltering practices for the benefit of abused women and children. As a result of the project we now have a Canadian Network of Women's Shelters.”

Jan Reimer, Executive Director
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