Local women's shelters receive funds from CAW golf tournament



    LONDON and WOODSTOCK, ON, Oct. 16 /CNW/ - The Women's Community House in
London, Ontario and the Women's Emergency Centre in Oxford will get a boost
today from funds raised by the annual Bob White Charity Golf Invitational,
held in August. Approximately $60,000 will go to the Women's Community House
and $20,000 to the Women's Emergency Centre.
    The tournament is sponsored by the CAW in honour of White, the first
president of the Canadian union. During his years as CAW President, White was
instrumental in pushing forward on the issues of stopping harassment and
violence in the workplace.
    The union has ongoing campaigns to draw public attention to violence
against women and to strengthen protective legislation for women experiencing
violence in the workplace and at home. For more information, visit:
www.caw.ca/women.

    The Women's Community House is the largest high-security shelter for
abused women and their children in Canada and offers both short term emergency
housing and longer term accommodations.
    The Women's Emergency Centre in Oxford offers child support services and
a program for children that are exposed to violence in the home, in addition
to a number of other services.




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For further information: please call CAW Communications, Shannon Devine,
(cell) (416) 302-1699

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