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Battered Women’s Support Services provides education, advocacy, and support services to end gender-based violence from a feminist perspective that promotes gender equity.
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With your help we responded to 31,959 requests for service in 2020

Your gift makes it possible for us to stay on the frontline 24/7 to provide crisis support, counselling, support groups, legal advocacy, employment counselling, housing support and outreach.
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We can’t open our doors without the help of volunteers.

As a volunteer you will learn valuable skills in the areas of crisis intervention, group facilitation, administrative support, retail sales and/or public speaking.
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Your gift makes it possible for us to stay on the frontline 24/7 to provide crisis support, counselling, support groups, legal advocacy, employment counselling, housing support and outreach.
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women died in Canada due to gender-based violence in 2020

%

were killed in their own home or the home they shared with the accused

%

Canadian girls have been harassed or abused online

%

BWSS had 31,959 requests service in 2020, a 415% increase from 2019

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Give the gift of safety every month and join a community of determined donors on a mission to end gender based violence in their lifetime.
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Educate Yourself

The better informed you are, the better able you will be to end all form of violence. Check out our resource library for in-depth tools and resources.
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Book us to speak at your organization

BWSS professional training & presentations are rooted in a decolonizing, intersectional feminist analysis of gender based violence and offer theoretical framework, knowledge, and skills relevant to each particular topic.
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More than a third of all women, girls, and gender-diverse folks worldwide will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime.

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