About this Site

What is ShelterSafe.ca?

ShelterSafe.ca is an online resource for women and their children seeking safety from violence and abuse. The clickable map serves as a quick resource to connect women with the nearest shelter that can offer safety, hope, and support.

Our objective is to ensure that women can seek safety when they need it. Sheltersafe.ca allows you to quickly identify a shelter in a specific geographic area along with its 24-hour emergency phone number. We want to ensure that women get the services they need as quickly as possible. Abused women are most at-risk of extreme violence when they are preparing to leave an abusive relationship. Women do not need to stay at a shelter to receive services, such as safety planning.

This resource is for women directly impacted by violence as well as for their concerned friends, family, colleagues, and employers. Sheltersafe.ca is an initiative of Women’s Shelters Canada.

Women’s Shelters Canada

Women’s Shelters Canada (formerly the Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters and Transitional Houses) is a network of 14 provincial and territorial shelter associations representing over 450 shelters across Canada. It works as a unified voice to collaborate, educate, and innovate for systemic change that ends violence against women, making Canada a model for safety in the world.

WSC does not provide direct services nor online support. Direct support can be obtained from all of the establishments listed on the sheltersafe.ca web site. Please contact them directly.

For information about sheltersafe.ca, please contact Women’s Shelters Canada at info(at)endvaw.ca . Please note that we do not provide online or direct supports.

Founding Partners

Thank you to our founding partners, whose visionary support made Sheltersafe.ca possible.