Men’s group learns 100,000 women turned away from homeless shelters


Women were turned away from homeless shelters 100,000 times in the past year because of a lack of space. The Federation of Shelters for Women, which represents one-third of the 109 shelters in the province, said the real figure could be triple their statistic. The Federation reported the high number of women turned away from shelters during a meeting of Men for the Elimination of Violence against Women — an event where several dozen men gathered to discuss the issue. Manon Monastesse, executive director of the Federation of Shelters, said she was comforted by hearing men discussing violence against women.