About BWSS

Battered Women’s Support Services provides education, advocacy support services to assist all women in its aim to work towards the elimination of violence and to work from a feminist perspective that promotes equality for all women.

Our Impact

BWSS responded to over 11,000 requests for services in 2016

We are passionate about ending violence against women and girls in our lifetime.

 

 

638 new women accessed our services

6,871 calls to our crisis line

2,816 counselling sessions

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244 new intakes for counselling

194 new women joined support groups

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450 individual safety plans created

31 women were accompanied to court

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1.09% of new intakes were senior women

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Immigrant, Refugee, Permanent Resident, or Precarious Status

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1.1% of new intakes were youth

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27% Indigenous, Aboriginal, or Metis Women

BWSS Provides

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Crisis Line

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Indigenous Women’s Program

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My Sister’s Closet

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Advancing Women’s Awareness Regarding Employment (AWARE) Program

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Counselling

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Black Women’s Program

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Legal Advocacy and Law Reform

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Strategic Interventions Training

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Victim Services

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Latin American Women’s Program

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Violence Prevention & Intervention Volunteer Training

You can help us continue to offer these life-saving services

We respond to over 10,000 requests for service annually. 100% of your donation will go toward ending violence against women and girls

Every week a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner. BWSS is working to change that.