Originally from Toronto, Chloe has been an avid runner and engaged philanthropist for years. Encouraged by her mother into running, being active and outdoors is something fun that Chloe and her mother do together.
Chloe takes the opportunity to run while raising funds for local charities.
She is spending the summer in Vancouver and this year for Scotiabank Half Marathon & 5K, Chloe signed up to run before choosing a charity. Later, while looking for a local women’s group to donate to, she found BWSS online and discovered BWSS was a featured charity for Scotiabank 2016. After a careful review of BWSS website, Chloe found the site very informative and noticed that BWSS works with all women, providing specialized services for Immigrant and Refugee women and culturally relevant support for Indigenous women.
Chloe then set off raising funds for BWSS. She set a fundraising goal and through the support of her community she has surpassed her original goal.
As a philanthropist, Chloe believes in the act of giving and loves to give back to community.
She really appreciates organized runs like Scotiabank Half Marathon & 5K as a great way to bring people together and a great way to meet people.
On June 26th, Chloe will run a half marathon, that’s 21K. No stranger to challenges, Chloe is turning this year’s run into a pursuit of possibility that violence against women can be prevent.
Thank you Chloe for inspiring all of us with your commitment to being active, outdoors and to making a real difference in community.
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For women living with violence, safety changes everything…
At Battered Women’s Support Services, we know for women living with violence, safety changes everything so we commemorate Victims and Survivors of Crime Week from May 29 to June 4, 2016.
While reports of violent crime to police services is on the decline in Canada, domestic and sexual violence against women reports are actually increasing.
And that’s why we continue to work on the front-line, providing direct support to women and girls.
Our Victim Services Workers provide 100 appointments a month with 30 – 50 new intakes every week. In March 2016, our crisis line received 660 calls, a lifeline to 33 callers a day.
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It’s why we’re in the field delivering training and education to raise awareness and skills helping increase capacity of communities to respond to instances violence against women.
It’s why we bring dating violence education through a one of a kind program reaching over 2,000 teenage boys and girls, annually.
It’s why we work systemically, helping bring change to laws, policies and practices.
Women supported through BWSS Victims Services are leaving abusive relationships now more than in any other time. Together, let’s honour the courageous women and girls and let’s remember that safety changes everything.
Thank you for supporting the work to end violence against women.