Manitoba Association of Woman's Shelters Inc. (MAWS) was created to improve services for victims of  family violence by supporting our member shelters and family violence agencies with information and resource sharing, training, increased public awareness and negotiating abilities.  One focus is to increase the ability of the shelters to build the Children's programs. Family violence in all forms needs to stop.

If you are in danger call 911, or if you are in crisis please call

1-877-977-0007 for the 24/7 no charge, Provincial Wide Crisis Line

To donate items to your local shelter please click on "Where Can I Go?" to view the shelter list. Please call the shelter directly.


Project Red Dress at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg

L to R, Ang - Genesis House, Kari - Parkland Crisis Centre, Lori - Genesis House, Allison - Parkland Crisis Centre

The REDress Project is an ongoing public art installation. It is a response to the overwhelming number of missing or murdered Aboriginal women across Canada. The installation seeks to engage the public in discussion about the sexist and racist nature of violent crimes against Indigenous women.

Help is just a click away! An online map of women's shelters across Canada provided by CNWSTH.  This new national website provides contact information for shelter services in Canada.

Shelter Voices 2015

Annual survey in the day of the life of Canadian women's shelters confirms a need for further resources!



Thank you to everyone who has helped the shelters!  Your contributions provided, baby supplies, clothing, out door clothing, toiletries, toys, work clothes and so much more.



This website provides information. It is not a monitored online service.
If you need immediate assistance or are in danger, dial 911 or your local police.

Our Beliefs
& Goals

We are dedicated to the elimination of violence against women and children through a unified voice.

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Who we are

In the mid 1980s, women’s shelters in the province of Manitoba began to work together to provide support, reduce the isolation...


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Publications and Resources

Find a Colouring/Activity Book for children who are entering shelter. 

Download "Learning Through Our Clients Eyes"

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