Why Are You Walking?

In Canada, 3,300 women and their 3,000 children sleep in shelters to escape domestic violence each day. And every six days, a Canadian woman dies at the hands of her intimate partner.
**365 days a year, 24 hours a day, YWCA Peterborough Haliburton is there for women and children fleeing domestic violence.
Unfortunately, the needs of women and children served by the YWCA outpace the level of government and other agency investment.

Here is where you come in men. If women and children are to thrive, community investment in YWCA Peterborough Haliburton is essential. Domestic violence is not a personal issue, but a community one.

Every man that walks in YWCA’s Trent Valley Honda Walk A Mile in Her Shoes and every person who supports him helps save lives, relieve deep suffering, and strengthen our whole community.

This -> Walk A Mile Peterborough is May 29th this year. You can register here.

Why is Peterborough's Joel Willett walking? Find out the powerful reason in this letter he wrote that has more than 10,000 views on our site.

 “I want to see us teach our sons and daughters that abusing someone you love and evoking fear in their lives for any reason is not acceptable." —Joel Willett


“Participating in YWCA Trent Valley Honda Walk A Mile in Her Shoes is an amazing way to add your voice to the growing movement saying violence has no place in our community.” —YWCA Executive Director Lynn Zimmer



This year’s Walk will take place Friday, May 29th, beginning in front of Peterborough City Hall at noon. New teams are being formed every day. You can also walk as an individual.


Since 2009, local men have donned more than 1,500 pairs of heels and, with support from the community, raised over $375,000 in support of YWCA Crossroads Shelter and the many YWCA services for women building lives free of violence.
Register online today at walkamilepeterborough.com
Or contact Nicole at 705-743-3526 to get involved.

ICYMI from earlier this year, must watch...

Register here to help put an end to domestic violence against women. Learn more about the YWCA here.

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