COVID19 Womens Initiative: Ottawa

COVID-19 Women's Initiative (CWI) is a non-profit, medical student-led organization comprised of students, physicians, and community members across Canada. As a result of the pandemic, many women's shelters and domestic violence hotlines in Ottawa found themselves overwhelmed, and underfunded.

As of September 1, 2020, we completed collecting monetary donations to support local women's shelters. Your donations were used to cover the increased costs of finding safe alternative housing for women, increased food requirements, PPE costs, and other shelter-specific costs.

The following services were directly supported by your donation: 
Immigrant Women Services Ottawa
Cornerstone Housing for Women
Chrysalis house
Lanark County Interval House
Oshki Kizis Indigenous Women's Shelter
Maison D'Amitié

Please contact us for more information:


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COVID-19 Womens Initiative (CWI) 
Ottawa, ON
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