Safety Changes Everything

Battered Women’s Support Services takes action to end violence against women and girls.
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On average, every week a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner.

More than a third of all women worldwide – 35.6% – will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, usually from a male partner.


We are working to change that. Here’s how:

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Legal Internship Oppertunities with BWSS

The Legal Services and Advocacy Program has opportunities for women law students to complete a volunteer-based legal internship at Battered Women’s Support Services. The responsibilities of the legal interns includes interviewing women, assessing and analyzing legal...

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Join the #SafetyChangesEverything team!

Since 2012, you and others like you have supported us through their participation in the Scotiabank Half-Marathon and 5K Charity Challenge. Over the last six years you have ran, walked and wheeled with BWSS in support of women and girls in our community and together...

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With your help we respond to over 11,000 requests for service annually

100% of your donation supports ending violence against women and girls.