December 6th is National Day of Rememberance and Action on Violence Against Women

Violence against women continues to be a serious issue in Canada

  • It is estimated that 60% of Canadian women have suffered from physical or psychological violence at some time in their life.
  • In 2007, nearly 40,200 incidents of spousal violence were reported to police. This represents about 12% of all police-reported violent crime in Canada.
  • Between April 1, 2007 and March 31, 2008, approximately 101,000 women and children were admitted to 569 shelters in Canada.

Take action!

  • Lobby the federal and provincial governments to ensure adequate funding to transition houses and emergency shelters.
  • Donate to your local women’s shelter.
  • Attend one of the following events in your community