March 2015

Our 2014 Gratitude Report is Now Online!

We’re warming up the winter with some good news from our Gratitude Report! The report is an update for you, our friends and supporters, who make a huge difference in the lives of women and children at our shelter.

Are Ontarians Apathetic to Domestic Violence?

NEW STUDY BY INTERVAL HOUSE SHOWS 24% BLAME THE VICTIM AND ONLY 58% WOULD INTERVENE IF ABUSE DISCLOSED.

Toronto, ON – March 4, 2015 – The highly publicized celebrity abuse cases in late 2014 resulted in an unprecedented public interest in the dialogue about ending violence against women and many believed it was a tipping point in changing attitudes. However, the spotlight has shifted and a new study commissioned by Interval House, Canada’s first shelter for abused women, shows that we still have a very long way to go.

Share a Stop Sign Selfie to #StopVAW

You may scoff, but there's no denying that selfies have taken over social media. As ubiquitous as cute cats and breathtaking sunsets, selfies have morphed into a form of self-documentation, a way of showing the world (or your 200 followers) who you are. Though sometimes deemed a simple form of narcissism, there’s no denying that selfies can make a statement.

If you're looking to up your selfie game, why not take one with a powerful message? Starting March 3rd, take part in our #StopVAW campaign to help encourage dialogue and end violence against women and children.