Violence: The Truth

At least one woman is killed by her partner each week in Canada.

Up to 360,000 children are exposed to domestic violence each year in Canada.


Half of Canadian women (51%) have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16.


Violence against women and children costs Canadians over $4 billion each year (including health, social service, education, employment and criminal justice systems).


Between April 1, 2007 and March 31, 2008, Canadian shelters admitted over 101,000 women and children.

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