Endorse

It's so hard, so hard. I almost gave up so many times — I almost did. It's so nice when someone treats you like a human being. If I don't get a home soon, I'll end up at the mental hospital. Being homeless is driving me crazy.” — Street Health survey, Toronto

Recent decades have seen a tragic and unnecessary rise in women's homelessness in Canada, with devastating impact. Homeless women are 10 times more likely to die than other women. Emotional and mental health issues linked to their living situations — depression, despair and hopelessness — are pervasive. Homes for Women raises public awareness about the impacts of homelessness on women and about how we can all — individuals, communities, corporations, trade unions and governments — contribute to change. Homes for Women pledges to work to end women’s and girls' homelessness in Canada until we succeed.

These individuals and organizations have endorsed Homes for Women and taken the pledge to work to end women’s homelessness in Canada:

  • Elizabeth May, Saanich
  • Niki Ashton, Thompson
  • Judy Sgro, Toronto
  • Marie-Claude Morin, Saint-Hyancinthe
  • Cindy Forster, Toronto
  • Ana Bailão, Toronto
  • Linda Jeffrey, Brampton
  • Vanessa Destrempes, Montréal
  • Tatyana Litovchenko, Montréal
  • Tamara Akopcan, Toronto
  • Rebecca Haskell, Vancouver
  • Nikki Trimble, Steinbach
  • Donna Kroocmo, Atikokan
  • Susan Dwire, Montréal
  • Christina Guest, Ottawa
  • Sophie Charbonneau-Giguère, Montréal
  • Medora Uppal, Hamilton
  • Silvia Samsa, Toronto
  • Ambar Aleman, Iqaluit
  • Sonia Wong, Montréal
  • Marla Champion, St. Thomas
  • Anna Burrowes, Calgary
  • Sharlene Tygesen, Toronto
  • Stephanie Powers, Banff
  • Sandra Hébert, Montréal
  • Melissa Mohamed, Rexdale
  • Patricia Roe, Saskatoon
  • Michele Walker, Kamloops
  • Roselande Flamand, Montréal
  • Katie Ungard, Muskoka
  • Rosa Delle Donne, Montréal
  • Maria Anney, Longueuil
  • Lynne Kent, Vancouver
  • Beth Ward, Muskoka
  • Raine Liliefeldt, Toronto
  • Nira Elgueta, Toronto
  • Kate Emmons, Iqaluit
  • Deborah Knuff, Sudbury
  • Nawel Berrani, Montréal
  • Denise Doyle, Hamilton
  • Virginia Hastings, Huntsville
  • Nathalie Verville, Montréal
  • Wendy Leeder, Oshawa
  • Lyda Fuller , Yellowknife
  • Milène Leduc-Robillard, Montréal
  • Michelle Osbourne, Toronto
  • Kristine Cassie, Lethbridge
  • Martin Delisle, Longueuil
  • Marti Miller, Montréal
  • Megan Lambe, Cambridge
  • Manon Leenhardt, Montréal
  • Manon Brière, Montréal
  • Megan Lambe, Cambridge
  • Lilia Goldfarb, Montréal
  • Laura Barrington, Toronto
  • Karen Orser, Calgary
  • Joanne Sauvé, Montréal
  • Joanne Bourgeois, Montréal
  • Lorry Williams, Sudbury
  • Jelena Zivkovic, Montréal
  • Jeanne D'Mercier, St-Jérome
  • Janou Couture, Brossard
  • Nicole Robichaud, Moncton
  • Hélène Lépine, Montréal
  • Geneviève Fournier, Montréal
  • Jessica Iron Joseph, Prince Albert
  • DJ Sison, Toronto
  • Diana Pizzuti, Montréal
  • Julianna Charchun, Edmonton
  • Deborah Barretto, Toronto
  • Dana Stewart, Montréal
  • Claudine Lippé, Montréal
  • Susanne Groen, Oshawa
  • Chris Sue, Toronto
  • Bruno Moynié, Toronto
  • Lee Ann Beaubien, Edmonton
  • Sarah Blackstock, Toronto
  • Béatrice Luta, Montréal
  • Avon Harris, Toronto
  • Audrey Bernard, Montréal
  • Annie Cusson, Montréal
  • Anne-Marie Gardner, Toronto
  • Andrianne P, Montréal
  • Amélie Proulx, Montréal
  • Alison Schneider, Toronto
  • Aline Nizigama, Toronto
  • Alicia Pachano, Brossard
  • Jessica Notwell, Toronto
  • Aldeli Alban Reyna, Toronto
  • Aimée Louw, Montréal
  • Abi Ajibolade, Toronto
  • Chantelle Krish, Vancouver
  • Muhammed Hamu, London
  • Ann Choy, Mississauga
  • Lindsay Hindle, Burnaby
  • Brenda Feenstra, Red Deer
  • Athena Affan, Vancouver
  • Jennifer K., Toronto
  • Deborah Knuff, Sudbury
  • Ashley Elchuk, Surrey
  • Elyse Freeborn, Vancouver
  • Susan C. Dempster, Vancouver
  • Talia Choy, Vancouver
  • Janet Gunn, Toronto
  • Jenn Bateman, Langley
  • Audra Petrulis, Burlington
  • Suzanne, St. Catherines
  • Laura Tilley, Toronto
  • Jessica McGale, Edmonton
  • JoAnne Fahr, North Vancouver
  • Stacey Reilly, Toronto
  • Jenn St Louis, Toronto
  • Liz Sinnott, Coquitlam
  • Rachel Shepherd, Calgary
  • Sara Mattsson, Banff
  • Maia Gibb, Vancouver
  • Mairy Beam, Caledon
  • Pat Mason, Winnipeg
  • Janie Banga, Stockholm
  • Phoebe Rockman, Toronto
  • Nikki Wilson, Hamilton
  • Janice Yeung, Toronto
  • Wendolyn Schlamp, St. John's
  • Meaghan French, London
  • Shannon Olliffe, Toronto
  • Laura, Toronto
  • Nicole Gutowski, Toronto
  • Vanessa Silvestri, Toronto
  • Michael Shapcott, Toronto
  • Bonnie Bartlett, Toronto
  • Amy Kendall-Fulford, St. John's
  • Lori Kleinsmith, Fonthill
  • Deanne Bambrick, St. John's
  • Deidre Keating, St. John's
  • Sandy Moon, Toronto
  • Kate Bugden, St. John's
  • Laurie Skyvington, St. Catherine's
  • Lesia Huculak, Toronto
  • Kip Southam, Toronto
  • Ingrid Gouza, Toronto
  • Kate Manning, Toronto
  • Chris Ward, Toronto
  • Ryan Walsh, Toronto
  • Mandy Mack, Toronto
  • Kate Wilson, Yellowknife
  • Jamie Medicine-Crane, Lethbridge
  • Lise Blanchette, Calgary
  • Nancy Lewis, Canmore
  • Carrie Sinkowki, Port Dover
  • Julieanne Neary, St. John's
  • Kim McCrory, Haliburton
  • Joyce Mullins, St. John's
  • Maryse Lepage, Ottawa
  • Elia Robles, Vancouver
  • Kate McKeon, London
  • Melissa P., Bancroft
  • Ambar A., Iqaluit
  • Dallas Alderson, Ottawa
  • Jackie Anger, St. Thomas
  • Melissa Yarascavitch, Kitchener
  • Maureen Bethel, St. John's
  • Faith Sawyers, Toronto
  • Erika Morton, Hamilton
  • Renee Wetselaar, Hamilton
  • Mary Janiga, Hamilton
  • Medora Uppal, Hamilton
  • Vanessa Wellington-Clark, Burnaby
  • Mary Badalian, Toronto
  • Julia Nyberg, Vancouver
  • Sue Stroud, Saanichton
  • C.J. Mitchell, Vancouver
  • Jennie Barrows, Vancouver
  • Eleanor Chow, Vancouver
  • Janet Bristeir, Vancouver
  • Lana Gilberston, Vancouver
  • Brenda Bailey Gershkovitch, Vancouver
  • Kathy Lilyholm, Vancouver
  • Aileen La Borie, Vancouver
  • John Gilbert, Vancouver
  • Sarah Lockman, Vancouver
  • Theresa Pearson, Vancouver
  • Char Snow, London
  • Joanne Fairley, West Vancouver
  • Mimi Hoang, Vancouver
  • Theresa Weltzin, Surrey
  • Lynne DeCew, Vancouver
  • Betty Ann MacInnes
  • Bev Wallace, Victoria
  • Rose Larmer, Peterborough
  • Kim Collett, North Vancouver
  • Gillian Keefe, Ottawa
  • Marion Harbin, Sudbury
  • Susan Borthwick, Coquitlam
  • QH Li, Vancouver
  • Gordon Harris, Vancouver
  • Pamela Oram, Vancouver
  • Margaret Ramsay, West Vancouver
  • Beth Baskin, Toronto
  • Cynthia Richards, White Rock
  • Robyn Lilleyman, Vancouver
  • Tricia McGarrigle, Surrey
  • Linda Dabaja, Surrey
  • Lindsay Yuasa, Vancouver
  • Victoria Craig, Mississauga
  • Emma Pyke, Ottawa
  • Nicola Webb, Vancouver
  • Dave Campeau, Vancouver
  • Jeannette Mergens, Kelowna
  • Jennifer Butterwick, London
  • Lynne Tyler, Ottawa
  • Rita Morin, Parksville
  • Michelle Mezei, Vancouver
  • Dianne Newell, Vancouver
  • Kameka Clarke, Surrey
  • Donna Wilson, Richmond
  • Rosalie Elliott, Naramata
  • Christine Scaman, Vancouver
  • Jocelyn Willis, Vancouver
  • Mary Wallace Poole, Vancouver
  • Lindsay, Surrey
  • Megan Abbott, Vancouver
  • Theresa Mahoney, London
  • Ron Roesch, Vancouver
  • Jill Schroder, Vancouver
  • Betti Port, Vancouver
  • Leah Lim, Vancouver
  • Tamara Vrooman, Vancouver
  • Paula Martin, Vancouver
  • Maya Russell, New Westminster
  • Alex Gist, Vancouver
  • C.A. Soong, Vancouver
  • Sue Drinnan, Vancouver
  • Amy Huva, Vancouver
  • Lori Brown, West Vancouver
  • Vivien Lim, Vancouver
  • Amanda Goodman Lee, New Westminster
  • Arthur Mills, North Vancouver
  • Gretchen Robinson, North Vancouver
  • Marnie Marley, Vancouver
  • Kay Alsop, West Vancouver
  • Jennie Hoffman, Vancouver
  • Debbie Nagle, Surrey
  • Andrea Simpson, Vancouver
  • Germaine Lynch, St. John's
  • Nathalie Sinclair, Vancouver
  • Dani Bartlett, Belmont
  • Brenda Prosken, Vancouver
  • Paola Gomez Restrepo, Toronto
  • Jacqueline Hoekstra, London
  • Pam Love, Fredericton
  • Jeannette Mergens, Kelowna
  • Catherine Molyneux
  • Eleanor, Burlington
  • Gerlinde Sarkar, Saskatoon
  • Diane McCormick, Elora
  • Susan Boyd, Vancouver
  • Vi, St. Catherines
  • Joyce LeBlanc, Galloway
  • Sharon Unsworth, London
  • Adelle Stewardson, Sarnia
  • Rebecca Coughlin, Sudbury
  • Yaso Mathu, Winnipeg
  • Margaret Paterson, Winnipeg
  • Lesley-Ann Scorgie, Calgary
  • Joanne Keith, Saint John
  • Véronique Dagenais-Cooper
  • Francine Piché, Burlington
  • Keitha McClockin, Saskatoon
  • Cathy Riggall, Stratford
  • Melissa Jeffry, London
  • Jim Hames, London
  • Jaclyn Seeler, London
  • Erin Brodie, London
  • Catherin McTaggart, London
  • Brandi Broadley, London
  • Jeniffer Townsend, London
  • Kelly Wicks, London
  • Carrie Howes, London
  • Julie Murphy, London
  • Debra Johnson, London
  • Rebecca Ladouceur, London
  • Sally Palmateer, Toronto
  • Jackie Daley, Toronto
  • Bella Ng, Toronto
  • Attiya Khan, Toronto
  • Caroline Rabbat, Toronto
  • Linette De Sousa, Toronto
  • Kathy Wilkinson, Toronto
  • Fatima, Toronto
  • Carla Neto, Toronto
  • Joanna Jashielenica, Toronto
  • Dhushy Manoharan, Toronto
  • Behnoosh Delavari, Toronto
  • Karen Buddle-Martin, Toronto
  • Talena Jackson, Toronto
  • Rosemary Moodie, Toronto
  • Oswald Phills, Toronto
  • Kim Quashie, Toronto
  • Janet Menezes, Toronto
  • Juana Berinstein, Toronto
  • Jeanette Mangeaut, Toronto
  • Mandy Loates, Toronto
  • Brandi Bradshaw, Calgary
  • Cynthia Wild, Calgary
  • Laura Riina, Toronto
  • Renee D. Carroll, Mississauga
  • David Parkinson, Toronto
  • Kristina Drosus, Toronto
  • Ruby Tatla, Toronto
  • Peter Landry, Toronto
  • Kelly Yesno, Toronto
  • Anthony Yesno, Toronto
  • Denis Leclerc, Toronto
  • Gene Long, Toronto
  • Marsha Brown, Toronto
  • Jo Ferris-Davies, Toronto
  • Céline Carrière, Ottawa
  • Terri Cousineau, Ottawa
  • Joanne Jackson, Ottawa
  • Philip Brown, Ottawa
  • Shawn Dyck, Saskatoon
  • Gladys Paddle, Marystown
  • Roxanne Bonnell, Marystown
  • Joyce Kelly, Marystown
  • Lori McCarthy, Marystown
  • Lisa Hodder, Marystown
  • Kelli Dawe, Marystown
  • Charlene Evans, Marystown
  • Holly Cull, Marystown
  • Rita Thornhill, Grand Bank
  • Alisha Brooks, Grand Bank
  • Janelle Price, Grand Bank
  • Laura White, Grand Bank
  • Sheena Bolt, Grand Bank
  • Ashlee Drake, Marystown
  • Stephanie Jelly, Marystown
  • JoAnne Mallay-Jones, Marystown
  • Gwen Edwards, Marystown
  • Melinda Slaney, Marystown
  • Jeannette Lundrigan, Marystown
  • Roxanne Barry-Denty, Marystown
  • Tanya Squires, Marystown
  • Zena Rogers, Marystown
  • Denika Andrews, Marystown
  • Marsh Pittman, Winterland
  • Julie Murphy, Winterland
  • Cathy Hollett, Marystown
  • Karyn Obizola, Marystown
  • Lillian Olaizola, Marystown
  • Beth Brockerville, Marystown
  • Sharron Patten, Marystown
  • Theresa Burton, Burin
  • Carol Anne Edgecombe, Marystown
  • Michelle Dober, Marystown
  • Sandra Martin, Marystown
  • Joan Green, Marystown
  • Beatrice Bungay, Marystown
  • Paula Farrell, Marystown
  • Myra Kelly, Marystown
  • Heather Power, Marystown
  • Rhonda Barry, Marystown
  • Elizabeth Ingram, Marystown
  • Tracey Allen, Marystown
  • Maureen Lewis, Marystown
  • Cindy Picco, Burin
  • Mary Legge, Marystown
  • Eric George, Grand Bank
  • Margaret Drake, Marystown
  • Elizabeth Rumsey, Marystown
  • Mary Poulain, Marystown
  • Veronica Mullett, Burin
  • Jean Roselie, Marystown
  • Mary Farrell, Marystown
  • Lori Abbott, Marystown
  • Sandra Chesell, Burin
  • Cynthia Syrnard, Marystown
  • Vicki Maher, Lewin's Core
  • Bernadine Farewell, Jean de Baie
  • Jillian Farewell, Burin
  • Helen Fitzpatrick, Marystown
  • Gleena LeTemplier, Burin
  • Elizabeth Power, Burin
  • Millie Pardy, Burin
  • Marie Letemplier, Burin
  • Leona Moore, Marystown
  • Michael Creek, Toronto
  • Emily Paradis
  • Megan Clermont, London
  • Gerald Hodge, Hornby Island
  • Jeanine Daniel, Toronto
  • David Inwood, Burnaby
  • Keri Wheatley, London
  • Eric Greenway, Regina
  • Etana Cain, Ottawa
  • Nicole Giovannini, Toronto
  • Cary Meyer, London
  • Eunice Yantzi, Toronto
  • Tracy Baxter, Coquitlam
  • Vanessa Peters, Toronto
  • Rachele Gottardi, Toronto
  • Catherine Barr, Peterborough
  • Hava Goldberg, Toronto
  • Gabrielle Collett, Toronto
  • YWCA Canada
  • Native Women’s Association of Canada
  • Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies
  • Canadian Labour Congress
  • All Our Sister’s — National Network and Conference — May 2014
  • Canada Without Poverty
  • Raising the Roof
  • Women’s College Hospital
  • BC Society of Transition Houses
  • DAWN Canada
  • YWCA Yellowknife
  • Y des Femmes Montréal
  • YWCA Toronto
  • YWCA Halifax
  • Canadian Women’s Health Network
  • YWCA Niagara Region
  • Canadian Federation of University Women
  • YWCA Sudbury
  • YWCA Moncton
  • YWCA Kitchener-Waterloo
  • Yukon Status of Women Council
  • YWCA Hamilton
  • Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter
  • YWCA Banff
  • Women’s Mental Health and Addictions Action Research Coalition
  • YWCA Metro Vancouver
  • YWCA Calgary
  • Ontario Woman Abuse Screening Project
  • YMCA-YWCA National Capital Region
  • Sistering
  • YWCA St. Thomas-Elgin
  • My Sisters’ Place, London Ontario
  • YWCA Peterborough, Victoria & Haliburton
  • Monde Moderne
  • YWCA Edmonton
  • Battered Women's Support Services
  • Wellesley Institute
  • YWCA Agvvik Nunavut
  • Canadian Housing & Renewal Association
  • FoodLove
  • Jessie's - The June Callwood Centre for Young Women
  • Domestic Abuse Services Oxford
  • Westcoast Intergrative Health
  • JERICHO Counselling - Vancouver/Burnaby
  • YWCA Quebec
  • WOTCH Community Mental Health Services
  • International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers in Canada
  • Margaret's Housing & Community Support Services (MHCSS)
  • Native Women's Resource Centre
  • Canadian Union of Public Employees – CUPE/SCFP
  • Alberta Health Services Mental Health Outreach
  • Canadian Mental Health Association - Calgary
  • CHASEO
  • Jackson-Brown Association
  • SHIP

11 endorsements

I support the Homes for Women Campaign and pledge to work to end women’s homelessness in my community. Please add my name to your list of endorsers.

We support the Homes for Women Campaign and pledge to work to end women’s homelessness. Please add our name to your list of endorsers.

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“I can put my weary feet in my living room and I don’t have to run anymore. A lot of the homelessness was running, running in my mind, running away, running to something, running away from something.” — Carrie, Calgary

Many thanks to our partners and supporters. If you are interested in supporting the Homes for Women campaign, please contact our Fund Development Manager at 416-962-8881 ext. 230 or dbarretto@ywcacanada.ca.

SUPPORTERS


Blackwood Partners
Canadian Women’s Foundation