Since the women and children at the shelter have been unable to go out since the 16th of March due to the COVID-19 crisis, we thought this would be a great project for them to help bring some joy into their day. Each client and child chose their own design and glitters layers, which they learned to apply to their tumblers all on their own. They were all so excited to see their finished projects.
In recognition of Victims and Survivors of Crime Week, Nova House’s Annual Women’s Wellness Day 2019 was an absolute success! This year we had 240 woman and children attend our event, which makes this year the biggest turn out yet! We had over 30 amazing service providers from the community who shared their resources and services.
Great giveaway products, community resources, and self-care stations were set up for the women to enjoy, while our amazing volunteers in pink helped with children so moms could enjoy some well deserved pampering.
The theme of this year's Victims and Survivors of Crime Week was “Power of Collaboration.” Nova House recognized this theme with a fun activity project that required the efforts of a everyone who attended the event participate in. Throughout the day we asked attendees to draw a picture on simple green, purple, and pink squares and when finished the picture was added to a large grid. Through teamwork and collaboration throughout the day we turned simple square sheets of paper into a beautiful butterfly.
“Over the past three decades, Canada has made significant advances within the criminal justice system and victim services field to increase collaboration to ensure that the system is responsive to the various needs of victims of crime;
There is a continued need within the criminal justice system and victim services field for increased cross-sector collaboration, as well as enhanced coordination, partnerships, and multi-disciplinary responses to better support victims;
More can always be done to address gaps in the continuum of services and to break down barriers for better access to the meaningful supports that victims depend on throughout the criminal justice process.”
If you are interested in learning more about Victims and Survivors of Crime week, please visit their website here.
This event would not be possible without the amazing community support and incredible volunteers. If you are interested in participating in this amazing event next year, please email us at so we can add to add you to our list.
This year's event would not be possible without the funding from the Department of Justice Canada. Thank you!