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Upcoming Events and Campaigns
Casino Royale: Interim Place's 8th Annual Rays of Hope Gala
Our work to end violence against women is as critical today as it was when Interim Place first opened our doors in 1981. For nearly four decades, Interim Place has provided transformational support to more than 45,000 women facing violence. Interim Place’s Casino Royale: Interim Place's 8th Annual Rays of Hope Gala will convene more than two hundred committed supporters for an evening to raise critical funds and awareness on our work to eliminate violence against women in the Region of Peel. The Gala brings together community members who care; colleagues, partners, neighbours, and friends who are invested in making a difference in our community and in the lives of women and children facing violence.
Join us for Casino Royale: Interim Place's 8th Annual Rays of Hope Gala, an event that will bring the thrills, revelry, and decadence of Las Vegas to Mississauga!
Date: Saturday, March 7th, 2020
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Lakeshore Banquet and Convention Centre, 803 Southdown Rd., Mississauga
Purchase Tickets: https://interimplace.akaraisin.com/ui/casinoroyale
Attendees will enjoy:
Casino-Style Gaming: Try your luck at blackjack, poker, roulette, horseracing, the wheel of fortune, and slot machines!
Delectable Cuisine: Enjoy a scrumptious four-course meal paired with fine wine.
Show-Stopping Entertainment: Enjoy dazzling Las Vegas- style performances, live and silent auctions, and a live deejay.
Proceeds will enable Interim Place to deliver vital supports including safe shelter, counselling, legal advocacy, housing supports, and other essential resources to help women and their children realize a new beginning free from violence.
Interested in becoming a sponsor? Companies and individuals who partner with Interim Place demonstrate that they stand with survivors and are committed to addressing the issue of violence against women. Check out our sponsorship opportunities here.
We are always looking for enthusiastic new Fundraising Committee Members. Committee responsibilities include filling seats at the event, identifying potential sponsors, securing auction items, and helping to plan and coordinate the evening. If you are interested in helping us plan Casino Royale: the 8th Annual Rays of Hope Gala, email Julie, Development Manager.
Wrapped in Courage Campaign
Interim Place is mobilizing our community to ensure that everyone is aware of the issue of violence against women and has an opportunity to help us work to end violence in women’s lives. For the seventh year, Interim Place is participating in OAITH’s Wrapped in Courage Campaign which will continue throughout the month of November, Women Abuse Awareness Month. This campaign invites all Ontarians to show their support by purchasing purple scarves from local participating women’s shelters.
“Violence against women impacts us all. We encourage our community members to envision a future without violence and to work with us to bring this vision to fruition. Let us continue to make a difference in the lives of women and their children impacted by violence together.” -Sharon Floyd, Executive Director, Interim Place.
Violence against women continues to be one of the most significant human rights violations affecting women and girls in our community. Eight women and two children were murdered in Peel Region in the first ten months of 2019. Nationwide, a woman or girl is killed every 2.5 days.
Interim Place continues to play a vital role for survivors of violence through the delivery of our programs and services. If women and their children cannot access Interim Place’s shelter or programs, they cannot get their chance at freedom. It is imperative that we work together as a community to ensure that organizations such as Interim Place continue to have the resources required to provide services to the women and their children who need them.
Support Interim Place so women and their children always have a safe place to go when they are facing violence.
Purchase a purple scarf from Interim Place and wear it this winter to show your support. Every scarf counts when it comes to the safety and well-being of Peel Region’s women and children.
To purchase your scarf contact Julie Shultz, Development Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-403-9691 ext. 2223.
8th Annual Steps to End Violence Against Women Walk
Join us on the path to a future without violence against women at Interim Place's 8th Annual Steps to End Violence Against Women Walk. The Steps to End Violence Against Women Walk invites all who live, play, and work in Peel Region to join us to demonstrate your commitment to ending violence against women and girls in our community. Whether you’re looking for a corporate team building experience, a group outing, or an opportunity to get outside and have fun with the family, this event is for you.
Attendees of the Steps To End Violence Against Women Walk will enjoy entertainment, a chance to win exciting giveaways, fabulous prizes for top fundraisers, and an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of women in our community. This is a family-friendly and dog-friendly event, and we encourage all members of our community to join us and step forward to end violence against women. Whether as an individual or part of a team, register today and join us as we walk to raise money in support of Interim Place and the women and children we serve.
The Walk will begin at J.C. Saddington Park with a rose vigil for the women who have lost their lives in Peel Region due to gender-based violence in the past ten years. Participants will make their way to the Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens, the site of Interim Place's original safe haven, which was established in 1981. There we will remember the over 43,000 women and children who have walked through our doors, or accessed our services, in the past 38 years. We will also honour and reflect on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women across Canada.
Let’s step up for women!
Event at a Glance:
Date: Sunday, August 25th, 2019
Time: 9:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Location: J.C. Saddington Park, 53 Lake St., Port Credit, Mississauga
Early Bird Registration: $35 by July 15th
Early Bird Team Registration: $75 for up to ten team members by July 15th
Individual Registration: $40 (July 16th- August 25th)
Team Captain Registration: $100 with up to 10 members on the team (July 16th- August 6th)
Contact: Julie Shultz, Development Manager, at email@example.com or 905-403-9691 ext. 2223.
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Purple Tie Luncheon
Interim Place's third annual Purple Tie Luncheon will raise awareness about the important role men play in ending violence against women and girls. On this occasion we will celebrate the work of male allies, advocates, and non-bystanders. All proceeds of the Purple Tie Luncheon will benefit women and their children fleeing violence in Peel Region.
Attendees of the Purple Tie Luncheon will enjoy delectable cuisine, networking, entertainment, and an inspiring keynote presentation by acclaimed speaker Jeff Perera.
Event at a Glance
Date: Sunday, June 9th, 2019
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Individual Ticket Price: $65
Table Price: $600 for table of 10
Location: Credit Valley Golf and Country Club, 2500 Old Carriage Rd., Mississauga
Join Interim Place at the 7th Annual Rays of Hope Gala!
Interim Place’s 7th Annual Rays of Hope Gala, Celebration of Legends: Pacesetters for Positive Change invites attendees to join Interim Place in honouring social justice thought leaders, changemakers, and pacesetters.
Violence against women is a pervasive issue, and no single organization can combat it alone. We must work in collaboration with community to meaningfully address this issue and achieve equality free from violence. Interim Place’s Rays of Hope Gala, Celebration of Legends: Pacesetters for Positive Change will raise awareness and vital funds to help Interim Place provide safety, security and support to the women and children we serve.
Rays of Hope Gala attendees will enjoy sumptuous cuisine in an opulent setting. Lakeshore Convention Centre’s vision and passion is to provide a culinary experience like no other, at a supremely elegant and luxurious space dedicated to event planning and hosting. Event Emcee Layne, “The Auctionista,” will host a high energy, performance-based live auction featuring a dazzling lineup of specially curated experience-based packages. The Fund-a-Need will present attendees with an opportunity to become a changemaker and make a tangible difference in the lives of women who have experienced violence and their children.
For more information contact Julie at (905) 403-9691 ext.2223 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Give the Gift of Hope this Holiday Season!
You have the power to give the gift of hope this holiday season.
Join Interim Place’s Circle of Care Program and know that for many women your gift will mean the difference between living in fear and living the life they truly deserve.
Your gift will enable Interim Place to help women and their children to begin the process of empowering themselves, reclaiming their lives, and working towards a future that is bright.
Please make a much-needed gift in support of Interim Place’s Circle of Care Program to help women begin their journeys away from violence and towards a future where they know safety, peace, and possibilities.
For more information contact Julie at (905) 403-9691 ext.2223 or email@example.com.
Wrapped in Courage
It’s every woman’s right to live in a safe and secure environment that is free from violence, whether it be her home, her community, her workplace, or wherever she may go. This November we are reminded to take action on Gender Inequality in Ontario.
November is Woman Abuse Awareness Month. Interim Place in partnership with the Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses (OAITH) is working hard to ensure Ontarians are educated, aware, and willing to help put an end to men’s violence against women.
Now in its 6th year, OAITH’s Wrapped in Courage Campaign invites all Ontarians to show their support by wearing a purple scarf to let women and their children know they are not standing alone. The courage of a woman alone is not enough. Women need the support and commitment of their community behind them in order to end violence against all women and children. No one should ever have to live in fear.
You can show your support of the Wrapped in Courage initiative by speaking out about men’s violence against women in your home, community, and workplace. Purchase a purple scarf or tie from Interim Place and wear it this winter. Every scarf and effort counts when it comes to the safety and well-being of Ontario’s women and children.
Support the Wrapped in Courage Campaign
Interim Place will be selling purple scarves and ties throughout the month of November, Woman Abuse Awareness Month. Support the Wrapped in Courage Campaign and Interim Place by purchasing and wearing a purple scarf or tie! Scarves and ties are $20 each, or $35 for two.
For more information or to purchase your scarf or tie contact:
Julie Shultz, Development Manager
P: 905.403.9691 ext. 2223
Interim Place's Annual General Meeting
7th Annual Steps To End Violence Against Women Walk 2018
On Sunday, August 26th, Interim Place hosted the 7th Annual Steps to End Violence Against Women Walk together we raised over $41,000!
Thank you to all of those who attended Interim Place's 7th Annual Steps to End Violence Against Women Walk!
Thank you to all of you who joined us at the 7th Annual Steps to End Violence Against Women Walk yesterday and took steps forward to end violence against women in our community! As announced yesterday, so far, we have raised over $41,100 - congratulations!
If you were unable to make it on Sunday, donations can be made via the walk website until Friday September 15th.
Thank you once again to everyone who participated! Your feedback is important to us. We especially want to hear how we can help you to continue to make a positive impact in the lives of women who experience violence in our community! Please fill out the survey here!
Interim Place's 2nd Annual Purple Tie Luncheon
On Sunday, June 3rd, Interim Place launched the In Her Name Fund at the 2nd Annual Purple Tie Luncheon and together we raised $25,000!
Thank you to all of those who attended Interim Place's 2nd Annual Purple Tie Luncheon! A special thank you to our male allies who continue to support the important work that we do at Interim Place! With your support we were able to launch the In Her Name Fund, which is designed to breakdown barriers that women who are experiencing violence face. With the launch of the In Her Name fund, we will be able to increase the amount of support we can provide to meet women’s needs.
Thank you once again to everyone who attended the Purple Tie Luncheon! Your feedback is important to us. We especially want to hear how we can help you to continue to make a positive impact in the lives of women who experience violence in our community! Please fill out the survey here.
If you were unable to attend the Luncheon, and would like to make a donation to the In Her Name Fund, you can do so here.
SPARK! Youth Leadership Group
SPARK: Youth Leaders Against Gender Based Violence is open to young women identified folks between the ages of 12-18. The program will give young women an opportunity to discuss and learn about issues of gender based violence through the arts.
Join us for an opportunity to explore issues of gender based violence through the use of mixed media arts! Engage in discussions and art making with other young women identified folks in a fun, supportive setting. Learn about different types of gender based violence through a feminist, anti-racism, anti-oppression framework, develop your leadership skills and become an advocate to challenge violence and create change! No experience necessary. FREE of cost. To be a participant in this program, please email Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purple Tie Luncheon 2017
Interim Place’s 1st Annual Purple Tie Luncheon was a huge success!
Thank you to everyone who attended Interim Place's 1st Annual Purple Tie Luncheon! Men have an important role to play in preventing violence against women.
Thank you to all of our auction and draw sponsors: Credit Valley Golf and Country Club, Ladner’s Clothiers, Corus, Ottawa Key Shop, Royal LePage, DSifunphotos.com, David Dixon, Green Ace Landscaping and the Robertson Family.
Thank you to our male allies and advocates: Pinder Singh, Brad Butt, Sven Spengemann, Stewart Juelich, Mike Kennelly Gerry Ruygrok, Bernie Bernard and Jake Dheer. Male engagement as role models, non-bystanders, allies and advocates is important in our work to end violence against women and girls.
Thank you to our wonderful emcee Jake Dheer and to our keynote speaker Glen Canning, father of the late Rehtaeh Parsons, and an advocate for victims of sexual assault.
Thank you to all of the organizers, volunteers and staff who assisted with the event. Without the dedication of our team, this event would not be possible. Thank you to everyone who attended in order to ally with women and help end violence against women.
Rays of Hope Gala 2017
Thank you to everyone who supported putting together this phenomenal event!
This night would not have been possible without the support of our Gold Sponsor Phantom Screens, our Silver sponsor CGI Group and our media sponsor Rogers TV. A special thank you to our Woman of Courage Keynote author Rebecca Walker and our emcee Jahmeelah Gamble.
Thank you to the many in-kind supporters of tonight’s event:
Thank you to all of the organizers, staff and volunteers who assisted with the event. Last but certainly not least to our audience, our community for believing in the work we do and for taking a stand with us tonight to make a statement that women fleeing violence have the support of their community.
5th Annual Steps To End Violence Against Women Walk 2016
Thank you to every who attended Interim Place’s 5th Annual Steps to End Violence Against Women!
Thank you to everyone who contributed and helped with this amazing event! Because of you, we were able to raise $46,406.47 of our original goal of $50,000!
This year, we honoured the 32 women we lost in Peel from 2006-2016, the 1,211 Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women across Canada and the 41,000 women and their children who have accessed Interim Place’s services since 1981.
Thank you to our gold sponsors, Erinwood Ford and Meridian, and to our Bronze sponsors, CIBC and Enersouce. Thank you to our in-kind donors, Kernel’s, Boston Pizza and Suncor.
Thank you to everyone who participated and donated. Our top three teams were Walking4Womyn, Walking With Angels and Prophix CSR. Our top three individuals were Sharon Floyd, Rebecca Rogers and Stewart Juelich. Thank you for everyone’s hard work!
Thank you to all of the organizers, staff and volunteers who assisted with the event. Finally, thank you to our community for believing in the work we do and for helping take a step forward in ending violence against women.
For more information on the walk please visit our walk website.