Ending Violence Blog

Via our award winning blog Battered Women’s Support Services provides education and advocacy as we work towards the elimination of violence.

Police Accountability and Police-Involved Domestic Violence

Police Accountability and Police-Involved Domestic Violence

Right now in Canada and the US, police brutality and misconduct are under mass scrutiny. The need for police accountability and transparency has never been more apparent. In light of the suspicious death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet, an Afro-Indigenous woman living in...

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What’s your safety plan?

What’s your safety plan?

Take back your power – Create a Safety Plan Your safety is a priority. We know that what you’re going through is challenging and we are here for you to help you in every step of your journey. If you’re unable to call us at this time, we hope you can consider creating...

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Job search during COVID-19

Job search during COVID-19

Women with abusive partners will often face serious threats to their financial well-being and barriers to realizing their personal financial capability. Economic abuse often occurs alongside other forms of abuse and is commonly part of a pattern of behaviour through...

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Ten cases of men killing women in Canada in the last 36 days

Ten cases of men killing women in Canada in the last 36 days

We are deeply devastated to hear of the recent murders of women and girls who suffered at the hands of violent men they once trusted. Since the start of mandated social isolation, there have been eleven domestic violence cases resulting in lethality across Canada:...

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Every Dollar Will Be Matched! #GivingTuesdayNOW

Every Dollar Will Be Matched! #GivingTuesdayNOW

Just in time for #GivingTuesdayNow, a generous donor will match all donations made to Battered Women’s Support Services—up to $10,000! Make any sized donation and it will be doubled: your gift will go twice as far! Don’t miss the opportunity to double your impact,...

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It’s Prevention of Violence Against Women Week

It’s Prevention of Violence Against Women Week

Gender-based Violence and COVID-19: Before, During, and Your Role in the Reset In 2017, 79 per cent of reported victims of intimate partner violence in Canada were women; a stark reminder of how gender-based violence has been gravely affecting the public health system...

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Your Wellness and COVID-19

Your Wellness and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has likely brought many changes to your life, and with it, uncertainty. For so many, uncertainty can lead to anxiety. Social distancing makes it even more challenging because many of us are isolated and may not have access to our usual support...

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Breaking isolation; strengthening our connection

Breaking isolation; strengthening our connection

Crisis lines now open to 24/7; text messages now accepted As you know, our crisis lines have been ringing non-stop as calls have increased by 300 percent. Thanks to your support and some government funding, our lines are now open 24 hours per day, seven days per week....

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Updates from BWSS’ Crisis Line during COVID 19

Updates from BWSS’ Crisis Line during COVID 19

We are getting calls Since we have escalated our efforts to reach out to women, our crisis lines have been ringing non-stop, calls have increased by 300 percent! Who do we hear from? Women out of abusive relationships Women currently in abusive relationships Concerned...

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Spreading the word, not COVID-19

Spreading the word, not COVID-19

We are here for you during COVID-19 Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) crisis line remains open providing emotional support to women experiencing gender-based domestic violence and/or uncertainty during these difficult times. Call the BWSS Crisis Line at...

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