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.