Out of Violence
Freedom from violence is essential for everyone. You can support survivors of gender-based violence to get the help they need to heal and rebuild their lives.
Gender-based violence, including intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and emotional abuse, happens at alarming rates in Canada. According to the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability, in 2020, 160 women and girls were killed by violence in Canada. That’s an average of one woman or girl killed every 2.3 days. And sexual assault, one of the most under-reported crimes in Canada, is also the only violent crime not on the decline (Statistics Canada, 2017).
Any woman, girl, Two Spirit, trans or non-binary person can experience this violence. Some are at even greater risk and have less access to relevant services, including Indigenous women, Black women, 2SLGBTQIA people, young women, and women with disabilities.
Leaving an abusive relationship, reporting an assault, or seeking help after violence can be difficult and has its own risks. Those who do have to navigate a maze to get safe housing, legal help, a good job, childcare, health services, affordable counselling, and more.
Why is ending violence urgent?
Ending Violence and Rebuilding Lives
The Canadian Women’s Foundation invests in programs to prevent and intervene in situations of gender-based violence. They provide services such as emergency shelter, housing support, help to rebuild life after abuse, sexual assault and exploitation crisis support, child witness to violence programs, and healthy relationship education for teens. They do complex work necessary to break the cycle of violence in families and communities.
How Your Support Makes an Impact: Grantee Program Spotlight
Building Excellence Beyond the Local Program
Help create a Canada where every survivor is supported, cycles of violence are broken, and gender-based violence becomes a thing of the past.
We support regional and national service providers to coordinate their work, share promising practices, undertake research on new approaches to end violence, and influence decision-makers to approach violence prevention and intervention in the most effective ways.
Learn about Building The Field of Teen Healthy Relationships, a national collective action initiative that brings together young people, community programs, academics, policymakers, and funders to strengthen the future of teen healthy relationships programming.
Out of Violence Donors and Partners
Royal LePage Shelter Foundation
Green Shield Canada
The Body Shop Canada Limited
Linde Canada Inc.
MCAP Service Corporation
Palo Alto Networks Canada