We are excited to announce that Gillian’s Place has been selected as a recipient of funding through Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE), alongside other violence against women shelters, sexual assault centres, and organizations supporting women, gender-diverse individuals, and children who experience violence and abuse in Canada

Gillian’s Place is conducting a 30-month project that will develop and implement training for journalists and students of journalism on the responsible reporting of gender-based violence and gendered issues to help address the root causes of gender-based violence. When the project concludes, Gillian’s Place will have developed a promising practice, including a documentary. This documentary aims to:

Promote gender equality and diversity in news media content,

Enhance news media capacity to appropriately and responsibly address gender-based violence,

 Increase the representation of women and gender-diverse people as experts and leaders in news media.  

We are also pleased to welcome Laura Ip back to the Gillian’s Place team as Project Manager for Responsible Media Reporting of Gendered Issues. With her experience and connections throughout Niagara, we are excited to keep our community abreast of her accomplishments with this project.  

Please check back often for more updates on this project. 

Walk A Mile - YOUR Style

YOUR Walk. YOUR People. YOUR Support. YOUR Impact.

  • Gather your family, friends, coworkers, and employees and walk in the community, decked out in pink, to end gender-based violence in Niagara.
  • Register your walk on a “virtual” map.
  • Teams are encouraged to help spread awareness about gender-based violence and compete for the best pink-decorated house/business in October.


Event Details

  • Saturday October 16, 2021

  • A virtual community walk

  • 11:30 am
    - Opening ceremonies via Facebook Live

  • 12:00 pm
    - Teams take to the streets to Walk a Mile

  • 1:00 pm
    - Closing ceremonies via Facebook Live