Ending Violence Against Women for my Fabulous Fortieth


I wanted to make my fortieth birthday a special one. For a few personal reasons the anniversary of my birth does not feel like a day to celebrate anymore and I want to turn that around. I can’t afford a vacation getaway right now and I want to do something that will have a more lasting impact.

Through personal experiences I have seen how violence effects women and children’s lives. Through a variety of work experiences I have seen how often and significant the impact of that is on women and children.

November is a month to raise awareness of violence against women. I don’t have a great marketing idea to turn this campaign viral, but I hope you’ll join me in trying to make a difference for the many women and children effected.

I chose three organizations I believe in and hope you’ll select one to support. Follow this link to my Canada Helps page to make a contribution.

Nationally the Canadian Women’s Foundation supports education and outreach efforts across Canada.

Locally the Adsum House for Women & Children in Halifax and the Juniper House in Yarmouth (South West Nova Transition House Association) do the important on the ground work.


About Trish

family legacy curator, social justice advocate, blogger, amateur photographer, reader, cyclist, runner & swimmer, mom of two