Donations gratefully received on this page until Sept 29, 2020
You may be surprised to learn that Saskatchewan has the highest rate of intimate partner violence in Canada. And not just slightly higher, but twice as high as the national average.
Isabel Johnson Shelter is a place of safety for women and children fleeing domestic violence. Providing resources and community, the shelter is a supportive housing environment. The average stay at IJS is 4-6 weeks. Women and children receive support, counselling, advocacy, assistance with housing, and transportation while determining their options for a safe future.
Almost 80% of women accessing YWCA Regina shelters are there as a result of violence.
Nearly every six days, a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner.
Amongst female victims, the homicide rate of Indigenous females is six times that of non-Indigenous females.
Women in YWCA shelters report that homelessness and domestic violence are closely linked. Women and children often endure violence as the price of keeping a roof over their heads.
Last year, over 3000 women and children fleeing violence were unable to access YWCA Emergency Shelters due to lack of space and resources
360,000 children witness domestic violence in Canada each year.
Saskatchewan has the highest rate of intimate partner violence across all of Canada
In lieu of regular 2020 tournament registration fees please consider making a donation to support YWCA Regina’s Isabel Johnson Domestic Violence Shelter.
The women in our community need you and appreciate any contribution you are able to make.