Abuse is never ok. Asking for help is. Our counsellors are on duty and ready to help 24 hours a day. 1-800-461-1707.

“A place to rest and regroup so I could cope with my situation”

Abuse is never ok. Asking for help is. Our counsellors are on duty and ready to help 24 hours a day. 1-800-461-1707.

“Esprit Place helped me to stay focused on my new transition of living a happier & healthier lifestyle with my kids, and also helped me to seek other resources to help my family”

Abuse is never ok. Asking for help is. Our counsellors are on duty and ready to help 24 hours a day. 1-800-461-1707.

“staff were friendly and helped me feel comfortable and capable of moving forward, into a better situation.”

16 Days of Activism and Action on Violence Against Women

 

 

November 25th- December 10th marks Canada’s 16 days of activism and action on violence against women. Join the conversation using the hashtag #16Days and share how you will help end and prevent gender-based violence.

Even before the pandemic, one woman in Canada was killed by her partner every six days. Half of Canadian women over the age of 16 have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence. On any given night an average of 5000 women and children sleep in shelters because of violence at home. Indigenous women, newcomer women, women with disabilities, LGBTQ2 individuals and women living in remote and rural areas are at an even greater risk of violence.
This year, we will mark the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence differently but with no less importance. We will not be gathering for vigils, we cannot meet in large groups to discuss the next actions to take. But that does not mean we will be silent. On the contrary, now is the time to be louder than ever.
Taking action against gender-based violence is an integral part of Canada’s recovery from the impacts of COVID-19. Women’s safety must be the foundation on which all progress is built. There can be no recovery unless women are safe, working and their loved ones are cared for. Together, we can end gender-based violence in all forms. This is the Canada we all deserve: where everyone is free from violence, harassment, and intimidation.”
(Minister Monsef – https://www.canada.ca/en/status-women/news/2020/11/statement-by-minister-monsef-on-the-international-day-for-the-elimination-of-violence-against-women-and-the-start-of-the-16-days-of-activism-agains.html)

 

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 6th is National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
We honour the memory and mourn the loss of the 14 women killed in the Montreal Massacre.
The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women is about remembering those who have experienced gender-based violence and those who we have lost to it; it is also a time to take action. Working together we can help prevent and address gender-based violence by remembering and learning from our past, listening to survivors, and speaking up against harmful behaviour. (https://cfc-swc.gc.ca/commemoration/vaw-vff/remembrance-commemoration-en.html)

 

Click HERE to view a video posted by Lakehead University Student Union – Orillia

Women Abuse Prevention Month

 

ESPRIT PLACE Family Resource Centre


Esprit Place Family Resource Centre offers emergency shelter and assistance for women and children in the District of Parry Sound who find themselves in crisis. Priority is given to women leaving abusive situations. Our Staff provide supportive counselling and information to assist women in changing their lives and the lives of their children. All services and programs are voluntary, free of charge, and confidential.

Benefits of Counseling

ABUSE IS NEVER OKAY. ASKING FOR HELP IS.

Our counsellors are on duty and ready to help, 24-hours-a-day at 705-746-4800 or 1-800-461-1707

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