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Shelters for Abused Women Report 2014

On July 6, 2015, Statistics Canada released the report “Shelters for abused women, 2014”.  This report provides the most current information on shelters for abused women and children across Canada in 2011/2012.  An alarming statistic was that on April 16, 2014, 338 women and 201 accompanying children were turned away from shelters in Canada. The shelter being full was cited as the most common reason for turning away women and children. Full report here