What is ShelterSafe.ca?
ShelterSafe.ca is an online resource to help women and their children seeking safety from violence and abuse. The clickable map will serve as a fast resource to connect women with the nearest shelter that can offer safety, hope and support.
Our objective is to ensure that women can seek safety when they need it. Sheltersafe.ca allows you to quickly identify a shelter in a specific geographic area along with its 24 hour emergency phone number. We want to ensure that women get the services they need as quickly as possible. Abused women are most at-risk of extreme violence when they are preparing to leave an abusive relationship.
This resource is for women directly impacted by violence as well as for their concerned friends, family, colleagues and employers. Sheltersafe.ca is an initiative of the Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters & Transition Houses.
A map is not only a tool but it is a reminder of the safety net created across Canada to serve victims of domestic violence.
Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters & Transition Houses
The Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters & Transition Houses is a network of 12 provincial and territorial shelter networks representing over 350 shelters across Canada. It works as a unified voice to collaborate, educate, and innovate for systemic change that ends violence against women, making Canada a model for safety in the world.
The Network does not provide direct services nor on-line support. Direct support can be obtained from all of the establishments listed on the sheltersafe.ca web site. Please contact them directly.
Founding and National Partners
Thank you to our Founding partners whose visionary support made Sheltersafe possible.
Royal LePage Shelter Foundation
Thank you to our supporters whose contributions enable women to connect to safety.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Delaney Family Foundation
Canadian Labour Congress
National Union of Public and General Employees