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Lurana Shelter  
http://www.canacal.com/lurana/

Lurana Shelter is a first-stage emergency shelter for women and children fleeing domestic violence. It provides safe shelter in a confidential location, immediate crisis intervention, food, clothing, transportation and child support.

At Lurana Shelter, our main objective is to facilitate empowerment of the women and children we serve. We seek to empower by encouraging information based decision-making; by increasing awareness of the cycle of violence and the effects of abuse; by working to reduce the problematic symptoms experienced by child witnesses; by strengthening the relationship between the child and the non-abusive parent; by encouraging positive behaviour patterns and attitudes in the children; and by helping mothers attain the tools that will enable her to build a safe, nurturing environment for her children.

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Surrey/White Rock Women's Place
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre  
http://dewc.ca/
Sister Vision Educational Press

SISTER VISION is the first press for Black women and women of colour in Canada. Founded in 1984, it intends to encourage works by women of all cultures, sexual preferences and classes. A conscious political decision was made to distinguish between Black women and women of colour because Black women experienced slavery and its aftermath. However, commonaility and writings are shared with Native Sisters, Asian Sisters and others who define themselves as women of colour. The focus will be on:


- oral history of ordninary women often omitted from traditional history and comtemporary writing;
- books for children and young adults;
- theory and research to challenge the absence of their voices in Canada feminist theorgy and research.
A forum for theoretical works will analyze the political and social lives of Black and Third World women from
a feminist perspective.

 


SISTER VISION's traditions include Marie Joseph Angelique, a Black Montreal salve who launched the first documented act of defiance against slavery, and Mary Ann Shadd, the first woman editor in Canada and publisher of one of Canada's early Black newspapers - the Provincial Freeman - in the 1850's. They want to reforge the link between women and colour in Canada and in the Caribbean and Third World women the world over. Their vision is of a global femiinism,interconnecting and weaving women's histories.

 


SISTER VISION welcomes donations, manuscripts and ideas.

 

Elizabeth Fry Society of Simcoe County  
http://www.elizabethfrysociety.com/

A nonprofit, community based organization that assists those in conflict with the law and those at risk of being in conflict with the law, in particular, females * programs include Court Support Program, Institutional Program, Crisis and On-Going Counselling, Bail Supervision, Stoplifting Program (also known as Crime Prevention Program or anti-theft program) which has female and male groups, Anger Management Course, assistance for families left behind if the husband/father is incarcerated, Joyce Kope House a federal and provincial half-way house as well as a shelter for the homeless (see separate record), Jail Visitation, Volunteer Program, Grocery Assistance Program (GAP), Youth Justice Committee, Extra Judicial Measures, Extra Judicial Sanctions, Restorative Justice * provides all the youth work for youths age 12-17 under the Youth Criminal Justice Act throughout Simcoe County * services also include referrals to community agencies and services, speakers bureau, College and University student practicum opportunities and advocacy * a registered charitable organization 

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Niagara Region Sexual Assault Centre (CARSA)  
http://www.sexualassaultniagara.org/

The Niagara Region Sexual Assault Centre, Carsa Inc., provides services in a safe and comfortable environment for survivors of child sexual abuse, incest and adult sexual assault.

We offer a 24 hour crisis line, emergency services, individual and group counselling, accompaniment and advocacy through medical and legal proceedings, public education programs and community events.

ALL SERVICES ARE FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL

We are a non-profit, community based organization providing unconditional and nonjudgmental support and empowerment to those who have survived any form of sexual violence.

We believe that any form of sexual abuse is an abuse of power and control and is an act of aggression and violence over an individual. If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault, we can help.

We are a member of Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres and Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres.

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Fort Garry Women's Resource Centre  
http://www.fgwrc.ca/

Provides women with information, referrals to appropriate services, supportive counselling, opportunities for personal growth, and sharing with other women in the community.

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Femmes sous lois musulmanes  
http://www.wluml.org/
Forms a network created to break women’s isolation and to provide linkages and support to all women whose lives may be affected by Muslim laws. Works to build a network of mutual solidarity and information flow. Facilitates interaction and contact between women from Muslim countries and communities and between them and progressive and feminist groups at large. Promotes the exposure of women from one geographical area to another in and outside the Muslim world. Undertakes common projects identified by and executed through network participants. Forme un réseau créé en vue de briser l’isolation des femmes et d’offrir un soutien, ainsi qu’une opportunité de nouer des liens, à toutes les femmes dont les vies peuvent être affectées par les lois musulmanes. Favorise la rencontre et l’interaction entre femmes de pays ou de communautés musulmanes, et entre celles-ci et des progressistes et féministes dans le monde. Favorise les échanges-invitations d’un lieu à un autre, à l’intérieur du monde musulman et à l’extérieur. Entreprend des projets communs identifiés et mis en place par des participantes au réseau WLUML. (See Details)
Working Women Community Centre  
http://www.workingwomencc.org/
Assists immmigrant women to overcome obstacles in areas such as employment, training, education, housing, health, legal matters, family dynamics and social services. Promotes the development of self-sufficiency skills among immigrant women. (See Details)
Centro de Justicia Para Mujeres
Provides free advocacy for victims of rape, domestic violence and child abuse, particularly in the Latina and other underserved communities of Sonoma County. Advocates for greater numbers of women and minorities in law enforcement. Committed to equal justice for all women and girls.