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Run Through Night Raises $14,710 to Benefit Women Leaving Gender-based Violence

On the summer solstice, most people sit around a bonfire or admire the evening sky from their backyard – but Peter Celler isn’t your average person. The mechanical engineer and father of three from North Vancouver spent an entire night running from sunset to sunrise in support of women leaving gender-based violence. His 90-kilometre run …

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Violence Against Women and What Shelter Movers Is Doing About It

Rising tensions and fears caused by isolation measures enacted due to the pandemic have led to an increase in Violence Against Women (VAW) in Canada. Since the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, one in ten women is very or extremely concerned about the possibility of violence at home according to a survey of Canadians. Moreover, …

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Volunteer moving service helping women flee domestic abuse struggling to keep up with demand

An organization that helps women and children escape domestic abuse is struggling to keep up with demand. After launching in Toronto in 2016 and opening additional chapters in Vancouver and Ottawa, Shelter Movers — which provides free moving services — expanded to the Halifax area in June 2019. The group’s executive director, Marc Hull-Jacquin, said …

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Volunteer Profile: Jessica’s Story

Update: Since this profile was originally published, Shelter Movers held a Virtual Volunteer Appreciation Party during National Volunteer Week 2020 to thank, acknowledge and celebrate the transformative work that Shelter Movers’ volunteers do. During the event, five outstanding volunteers were recognized and received awards. Jessica checks in with Shelter Movers on a daily basis; when …

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Statement Regarding COVID 19

Shelter Movers continues to serve survivors in all chapters, including Greater Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Nova Scotia, Montreal, and Waterloo. For a detailed list of all of our procedural changes please see our updated COVID 19 operating procedures here:EnglishFrançais Shelter Movers is currently providing all types of moves: Urgent Exit – The client is safely transported …

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