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Author: Nancy Payne

  • The Ugly Truth

    Please be aware that this post contains descriptions of violence. A hidden price: Women who have been beaten by a partner or loved one have all kinds of injuries, but […]

  • Volunteer Appreciation Always

    There’s nothing quite like the Women’s Resources volunteer experience “Women’s Resources makes a real difference in our community,” says Ruth Fallding. And she should know—she’s been helping out one day […]

  • Our Marquee Story

    This is the eleventh year for the Marquee Event. The original idea was to help raise awareness of the work of Women’s Resources, but also to raise money through a […]

  • Thank You To Our Generous Community!

    Wow. Just . . . wow. As we start a new year, we are so grateful for the compassionate support we receive from you, the community we serve, because that […]


    Our exciting new project to help women reclaim their lives Escaping an abusive situation and learning how to survive and even thrive isn’t a quick process, nor one that happens […]


    Watch for this sign that someone needs help: It’s simple, and it could save a life. The Canadian Women’s Foundation developed the Violence at Home Signal for Help as a […]

  • Famous and Flawed

    It’s always easiest when the people we look up to are perfect, isn’t it? When they live with integrity, demonstrate moral behaviour at every turn and never say anything ill-considered […]

  • Safe and Sheltered

    Victoria’s is a refuge for women and their children When women arrive at Victoria’s Women’s Shelter and realize that they are now truly safe, they disappear for the first few […]

  • Books and More

    “It’s safe, it’s quiet, it’s welcoming and it’s supportive.” That’s how Women’s Resources client intake worker Bozena Hall — hers is the lovely voice at the end of the phone […]

  • Missing and Murdered

    June is National Indigenous History Month, and June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada, so this month is a particularly good time to set the platitudes aside and […]