The Violence Against Women (VAW) Emergency Shelter Standards help ensure that consistent, high quality service is delivered by MCSS-funded shelters across the province.
- September 2015
MCSS hosted planning sessions for VAW shelters to assist them with implementation work plans/checklist templates which would outline the steps shelter agencies would take to implement the Standards.
- July 2015
All shelters were given a summary of the consultations, along with a copy of the draft standards. The shelters then had an opportunity to provide final written feedback to MCSS.
- June 2015
MCSS invited all ministry-funded VAW emergency shelters to participate in consultations on the proposed standards.
- May 2015
MCSS created two working groups (English and French) with representatives from 89 shelters across Ontario, to help develop the standards.
VAW Emergency Shelter Standards
Consultation Summary Report