Stop the violence

At the Canadian Women’s Foundation, we want every woman to live free from violence.

“That first night at the shelter, I finally felt safe. For the first time in thirteen years, I actually slept through the night. It was a new beginning. A turning point.”

“My trafficker kept me away from people. I couldn't talk to my sister or he would get mad. I always had to be with him.”

“We performed the ‘Many Faces of Abuse’ play at our high school. It was all quiet when we were doing it. Even a few days later, people were still like – ‘Wow, that was kind of intense.’”

We help women in Canada to move out of violence by funding emergency shelters and programs that help survivors to rebuild their lives. We are working to end the crime of sex trafficking in Canada, by helping women and girls to escape from traffickers and by working with local stakeholders to create action plans. We also invest in school-based violence-prevention programs that teach girls and boys to stop the violence — for good.

2016 violence prevention programs (PDF)

2015 violence prevention programs (PDF)

2014 violence prevention programs (PDF)

2013 violence prevention programs (PDF)

2012 violence prevention programs (PDF)

2011 violence prevention programs (PDF)

If you or someone you know is being abused, please see the following resources:

Support for Abused Women

How to Help Someone Living With Violence