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Standing Committee on the Status of Women
House of Commons / Chambre des communes
Comité permanent de la condition féminine

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Standing Committee on the Status of Women Invites the Public to Submit Written Briefs for Its Study on the Network of Shelters and Transition Houses Serving Women and Children Affected by Violence Against Women and Intimate Partner Violence

Ottawa, October 3, 2018 -

The House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women (the committee) invites the public to submit written briefs for the committee’s study on the network of shelters and transition houses serving women and children affected by violence against women and intimate partner violence.

The committee’s study will examine:

  • the current gap between the need for and available beds in shelters and transition houses;
  • current federal programs and funding in support of shelters and transition houses; and
  • possible solutions to address the gap between need and supply.

The committee requests that the written briefs submitted focus on the aforementioned topics and that the briefs include specific recommendations to the Government of Canada on how to improve access to shelters and transition houses that serve women and children affected by violence against women and intimate partner violence across the country.

The deadline for the committee to receive written briefs, in either official language, is Friday, November 9, 2018. Briefs should not exceed two pages in length (approximately 1,000 words). Briefs should be sent electronically to the committee Clerk at FEWO@parl.gc.ca or submitted online through the committee’s website. Please see the Guide for Submitting Briefs to House of Commons Committees for further information.

The committee will release a final report, with recommendations, that will propose steps that the Government of Canada could take to address the gap between supply and demand in the network of shelter and transition houses that serve women and children affected by violence against women and intimate partner violence in Canada.

The committee looks forward to hearing from Canadians on this important topic and invites them to follow its work on its website, where additional information is provided on its meetings and testimony, its live proceedings, and its membership.

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For more information, please contact:
Kenza Gamassi, Clerk of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women
Tel: 613-995-6119
E-mail: FEWO@parl.gc.ca