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What We Do at Shelter Movers Ottawa: Beyond Moving

Since 2017, Shelter Movers Ottawa has been providing moving and storage services for those experiencing gender-based violence and are fleeing abuse. Since the beginning, we’ve collaborated with community partners to support those transitioning to a life free of violence and abuse. While moving and storage will always be the core of our operations, we’ve gone …

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Painting With Purpose: Virtual Paint Night

Introducing Painting with Purpose, a virtual paint night hosted by Shelter Movers Waterloo Region on August 19. Enjoy an evening of creativity and socialization while supporting a worthy cause! The event will feature virtual step-by-step painting instruction provided by Artshine, a local company based in Kitchener-Waterloo that specializes in mobile art programs for people of …

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Double Jeopardy: Violence Against Mothers Without Status

Motherhood is both the best job in the world and also one of the most intense, challenging and all-consuming. Parenting, financial planning, and dealing with external societal factors are all challenges that are often central to a mother’s lived experience. These challenges are typically compounded for women who have intersecting identities: marital status, socioeconomic status, …

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We Need To Talk About Canada Day

*Trigger Warning: This article contains information regarding the treatment of Indigenous peoples in residential schools and mentions information regarding sexual assault* Land Acknowledgement Before reading this article, it is important to take some time to acknowledge the land on which we live on. This article is written on land which is the traditional, unceded, unsurrendered …

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