The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation has been named a national partner in Sheltersafe.ca – a new online resource – along with RBC Foundation. Funds will be provided to underwrite the costs of the new website. Sheltersafe.ca uses a clickable map to help women connect quickly with the shelter in their community. In addition to being a safe place to stay, shelters have 24-hour phone lines to support women in crisis.
“Royal LePage has long been known as a leader in real estate industry technological innovation. We felt it was important to apply the same focus to our Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, as another way to show our commitment to helping women and children who have experienced domestic violence,” says Phil Soper, president and CEO of Royal LePage. “The Sheltersafe.ca website is the only one of its kind in Canada and is accessible on all platforms including the web, on smartphones and tablets. In this way, the needs of women living in remote, rural and urban areas will be served.”
Shanan Spencer-Brown, executive director of the foundation, says: “The key to bringing safety to women who have experienced abuse is for them to know that support is available at a local women’s shelter. Sheltersafe.ca will make it easier for them to find this help.”