By Lieran Docherty, Program Manager
Women’s Shelters Canada is hosting its first National Conference in June 2018. The conference is taking place in Ottawa from June 13th to 15th, 2018. The conference is bringing together shelter and transition workers along with researchers, advocates, policy makers and others to engage in critical conversations through panels, forums and workshops. Over 50 concurrent sessions have been planned on various themes including VAW and Housing, Accessibility and Inclusion, Pets in Shelters, Issues Affecting Immigrant Women and Indigenous Women’s Healing.
There is a Solidarity Fund available to support the participation of individuals from four key groups: representatives from rural and remote shelters, women with lived experience, women living with a disability and representatives from Indigenous women’s shelters. Women Shelter’s Canada will be offering partial or full conference scholarships to selected candidates.
Early bird prices are available and expire on April 15th 2018.
For more information or to register for the event, please visit their page here.