Intimate Partner Violence Statement - West Neighbourhood House

On April 10th, the Ontario provincial legislature passed Bill 173, declaring intimate partner violence an epidemic in Ontario.

West Neighbourhood House joins the call for governments at all levels to expedite actions and investments to address intimate partner violence. This includes investing immediately in more units of affordable housing for survivors of intimate partner violence to end the over-crowding and overly long stays in shelters.

Other actions needed, including prevention strategies, are included in the recommendations from the 2022 Inquest into the murders of Carol Culleton, Anastasia Kuzyk, and Nathalie Warmerdam: Download here.

Since the 1980s, West Neighbourhood House has supported hundreds of diverse women who have been in abusive relationships. We know it is possible for survivors of intimate partner violence to leave the abuse and go on to make healthy and secure homes for themselves and their children.

The Women’s Empowerment Program at West Neighbourhood House helps women improve the quality of their lives, respecting self-determination and fostering independence.

It’s confidential and free.

Contact us at 416-532-4828 or email

For more information, visit the Women’s Empowerment Program page here.

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