Women face increased risk of homelessness as governments look to cut services
Press Conference Launch of "When There's No Place Like Home: A Snapshot of Women's Homelessness in Canada"
TORONTO, March 12, 2012 /CNW/ -
YWCA Canada news conference to release the International Women's Day Bulletin, "When There's No Place Like Home: A Snapshot of Women's Homelessness in Canada" a devastating portrait of the rise of women's homelessness in Canada and the women and girls who are at risk of life on the streets.
Paulette Senior, CEO, YWCA Canada
Kim Pate, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies
Marlene Gorman, Executive Director, YWCA Sudbury
Ambar Aleman, YWCA Canada
Marie-Claude Morin, MP, Official Opposition Critic for Housing
Honourable Carolyn Bennett, MP, Chair, Liberal Women's Caucus
WHEN & WHERE:
Tuesday March 13, 2012
9:00am-9:30 am EST
Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery - Charles Lynch Room
130-S Centre Block, Parliament Hill
About YWCA Canada:
YWCA Canada is the country's oldest and largest women's multi-service organization. With 34 Member Associations operating in more than 400 districts and communities across the country, our Turning Point Programs for Women™ - which address personal safety, economic security and well-being - reach out to 1 million women, girls and their families. YWCA is the largest national provider of shelter to women, serving 25,000 women, children and teen girls including 6,000 fleeing domestic violence each year. We are the largest provider of literacy, life skills, employment and counselling programs in the country, and the second largest provider of childcare services. YWCA Canada is a member association of the World YWCA which unites 25 million women and girls worldwide and spans 125 countries. For more information about YWCA Canada, visit www.ywcacanada.ca or find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/ywcacanada and Twitter @YWCA_Canada.
For further information:
on YWCA Canada and its programs and services, or to set up an interview with Paulette Senior, CEO of YWCA Canada or other participants, please contact Laura Tilley, Communications Manager at 416.962.8881 x 233.