In Alberta, May is Sexual Violence Awareness Month (SVAM)


Today's the day! In anticipation of the Federal Budget 2021 being unveiled on April 19, we're starting the #WhatWillItTake social media campaign. 


Women’s Shelters Canada was asked and funded by the department of Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) to develop a strategic engagement with anti-violence leaders across Canada to inform the development of a National Action Plan (NAP) on Violence Against Women (VAW) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV). Our preliminary findings were released today: www.endvaw.ca/nap-on-vaw. Our final report will be submitted to WAGE on April 30, 2021. 

​Campaign Timeline: April 1-April 19, 2021 


So, what will it take to end gender-based violence in Canada? 

What it will take is the federal government to lead the way with bold, ambitious, inter-sectional investment.  


Campaign Objective: To draw the attention of key politicians and their staffers to our budget asks over a blitz period.

​Click on the below link

National Action Plan on Gender-Based Violence Social Media Tool Kit

Government of Canada


Click on above logo to link to the website for further information.

The Government introduced the Canadian Benefit for Parents of Young Victims of Crime on September 30, 2018. The benefit provides income support to eligible parents who suffer a loss of income when they take time away from work to cope with the death or disappearance of their child, as a result of a probable Criminal Code offence. Eligible parents can receive payments of $450 per week for up to 35 weeks.

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