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Let’s break the cycle of violence.

As one of Ontario's first shelters for abused women and children, Gillian’s Place has been providing safe refuge and non-residential programs that enable women, non-binary individuals, and their children to break the cycle of violence for over 40 years.

Our Mandate

Gillian's Place is much more than a safe shelter. Our team provides confidential and compassionate counselling, legal advice, and transitional support to women, children, Two-Spirit, genderqueer, trans and non-binary people facing gendered violence in our community. We desire to offer services and spaces where all survivors can come without reservation, knowing they will be welcomed, respected, and provided with hope, support, and choices. 

Our Mission

To work with and empower people experiencing gender-based violence by providing safety and support through a variety of programs and services, and raising awareness about the root causes to end the cycle of violence and abuse.

Our Vision

We strive to be a socially just and equitable community where all are free from gender-based violence.

Our Values

Our organizational values inform how Gillian's Place is governed, how our services are delivered, and how we work together. Simply said, our values permeate everything we do. We honour the innate strength of survivors in everything that we do and commit to the practice and principles of self-determination.