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About

Embrave Agency to End Violence is an anti-violence organization providing shelter, counselling and advocacy supports for women, Two-Spirit, genderqueer, trans and non-binary folks and their children experiencing any form of violence in the Region of Peel and beyond. We provide supports and services to survivors with or without children.

We understand that survivors’ experiences of violence are compounded by intersecting forms of racism and oppression. Embrave is a low barrier organization that is committed to ending gender-based violence by acknowledging and addressing the multitude of barriers facing folks who have experienced violence and by providing crisis intervention and a range of supports and services. Embrave’s definition of gender-based violence includes intimate partner violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, cyber violence; physical, emotional and financial violence; stalking; structural and systemic violence, such as racism, colonialism, classism, transphobia, homophobia, sanism, islamophobia, nationalism and ableism.

Embrave works within a feminist, anti-oppressive, anti-racist, disability justice, harm reduction framework. Learn how!

Our Impact

Since our doors opened in 1981, Embrave has relied on the generosity of a caring community to support more than 49,000 survivors of gender-based violence and their children. In this past year alone, Embrave was able to achieve the following, thanks to the unwavering commitment of supporters like you:

SAFELY SHELTER
155

SURVIVORS AND THEIR 104 CHILDREN IN OUR EMERGENCY SHELTERS AND SUCCESSFULLY HELP THEM TO TRANSITION TO SAFETY AND HOUSING

RESPOND TO
1,497

CRISIS CALLS, PROVIDING SURVIVORS WITH COUNSELLING, SUPPORT AND INFORMATION

COUNSEL AND SUPPORT
581

SURVIVORS OF VIOLENCE AND CHILDREN LIVING IN THE COMMUNITY

“They provide tremendous leadership in the Region of Peel… furthering knowledge about the extent of violence and promoting dialogue on critical issues.”

Community Partner

“Their continued focus on being brave and getting people to think systemically… [They are] unafraid to continue to shine light on places where people would prefer to remain dark…”

Community Partner