SAVE THE DATE
Mark your calendars, the 23rd annual Ernestine Affair is set for April 12, 2017 at the Carlu!
Click here in the fall for more information – http://ernestines.ca/how-to-help/ernestine-affair
On August 20th the Executive Women’s Golf Association held a Friends and Family Tournament at the Osprey Vally Golf Club. The EWGA-GTA seleced Ernestine’s as the charity of choice for this years event and raised much needed funds plus lot’s of school and toilettry supplies for the women and children at the shelter.
Thank you the planning committee and all the attendees who came out to support Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter! It is partnerships like this one that means so much to all of us at Ernestine’s.
On June 16th Donna Dolphy, the 2013 Ernestine van Marle Inspiration Award recipient held a Donna Dolphy Hair Client Appreciation event with donations and raffle proceeds going to Ernestine’s. It was a fun filled evening full of music, spoken word, dance and fashion.
Donna is an entrepreneurial leader and supporter in her community, and an open spokes person for women and children experiencing violence.
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/DonnaDolphyHair/?fref=ts; #donnadolphygivingback
Wrapping Queen’s Park with Courage
The courage of a woman alone is not enough. November 25th, show your support for abused women and children across Ontario come to Queen’s Park and join hundreds of supporters circling the Legislative Building with purple scarves. Ernestine’s and our sister shelters and organizations will be gathering to join this commemoration of the women and children who have lost their lives to violence. It is a not a protest, but a powerful visual reminder of how wide spread the prevalence of violence against women still is:
- Half of all women in Canada have experienced at least one incident of physical or
sexual violence since the age of 16.
- 67% of all Canadians say they personally know at least one woman who has been
sexually or physically assaulted.
- On average, every six days a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate
partner. In 2011, from the 89 police reported spousal homicides, 76 of the victims (over 85%) were women.
- On any given day in Canada, more than 3,300 women (along with their 3,000
children) are forced to sleep in an emergency shelter to escape domestic
violence. Every night, about 200 women are turned away because the shelters are
November 25th is the International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against women.
Want to get your own purple scarf? Contact Sojie Tate from our sister shelter, North York Woman’s Shelter at: email@example.com.