Country Canada
Year 2011 - 2013
Type of Measure Budgets > Government allocation, Social services > Shelter/Safe accommodation, Social services > Longer term support (Education, Employment, Housing and Financial)
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


Federal investments in affordable housing include a requirement to invest a certain amount into accommodations for victims of family violence. From April 1, 2011, through December 31, 2013, there was a combined  Federal, Provincial and Territorial (FPT) forum of Ministers responsible for the Status of Women (FPT) investment of $41 million in shelters for victims of family violence through the Investment in Affordable Housing. In addition, since April 1, 2007, the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) has approved 386 projects to support women, of which, 196 projects specifically target women fleeing domestic violence. In the same time period, HPS has approved over 170 projects targeting Aboriginal women. More than half of these are intended for Aboriginal women experiencing domestic violence.

Source of Information

Government of Canada, National Review on Beijing+20, 2014, page 23