New survey by Statistics Canada says more than 80% were fleeing an abusive situation.
'The effort to end homophobia cannot be separated from the struggle to extend respect and dignity to all human beings everywhere.' - James Clancy, NUPGE national president.
Similar programs are already operating in Ontario and Saskatchewan.
Community-based women's shelters look to the international scene to find solutions that help women escape domestic violence.
Canada’s cultural diversity strengthens the country socially, politically and economically.
'A devastating impact on women, particularly those living in poverty, women of colour, Aboriginal women, and other marginalized women.' - HSABC
Sections 15 and 28 are part of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms because of the historic activism of Canadian women.
With the Harper Conservatives moving in the opposite direction, the contrast between Canada and the new administration in Washington is startling.