November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month in Ontario. For the eleventh year in a row, Windsor is participating in the “Shine the Light™ on Woman Abuse” Campaign, which began twelve years ago in London, Ontario. The campaign calls for community agencies, businesses, and citizens to individually and collectively work toward turning their city purple during the month of November to raise awareness on woman abuse. Hiatus House honours survivors during the month of November as a way to inspire other victims to reach out for help, and for the community to respond. As a part of the Shine the Light campaign, Hiatus House will be selling purple scarves, ties, scrunchies, and candles to increase awareness. The purple scarves are part of what is called the Wrapped in Courage Campaign. This campaign encourages community members to wear a purple scarf or tie to show their support to abused women and children and help them in seeking a life free from violence.


November 1st - Annual Tree Lighting
Where: Charles Clark Square
When: November 1st @ 6pm
Details: Join us to honour the victims and survivors of woman abuse as we light the tree in Charles Clark Square purple. There will be live speakers and purple merch available for purchase.

November 5th & 6th - Bark in the Park
Where: Lanspeary Park
When: November 5th & 6th from 11am-5pm
Details: An event to bring awareness to hpw woman abuse and domestic violence impacts household pets. There will be entertainment and over 30+ vendors on each day!

Saturday Nov 5th
- Pet Food Drive
- Vendors
- Face Painting
- Pictures with Mrs. Claus
- Moreen Dela Cruz (singer)
- James Staley (singer)
- Jangles the Clown

Saturday Nov 6th
- Pet Food Drive
- Vendors
- Shine the Light Photo Station
- Paw Patrol
- Moreen Dela Cruz
- James Staley
- Jangles
- Border City Barkers
Check out our social media for the full event schedule!

November 15 - Wear Purple Day
Join us to support victims and survivors of woman abuse by wearing purple! Tag us on social media @hiatushouse (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) @hiatushousewindsor (Instagram)

November 25 - Flag Raising at Charles Clark Square @ 12pm and the start of 16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence/ National Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women

For more information on woman abuse and how to get help, please visit our Knowledge Centre page.

Order Form & Payment

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