2023 Wrapped in Courage Pancake Breakfast 

We are so grateful to our community, volunteers, sponsors, and everyone who took part in making our 2023 Wrapped in Courage Pancake Breakfast on November 2nd, 2023 at Market Square such a success! 

Thank you to our dedicated breakfast, coffee, water, and media sponsors: Niagara College Canada Culinary Services, Starbucks, A1 Flooring St. Catharines, Move 105.7, 97.7 HTZ-FM, and NewsTalk 610!

Learn more about Gillian's Place Wrapped in Courage Pancake Breakfast:

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

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence is an annual international campaign that begins on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and concludes on December 10, Human Rights Day. The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence is a time to both reflect on violence against women and gender-and-sexually-diverse individuals and to take action to end it.

In Canada, we also observe the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women during the 16 Days to remember the women who were murdered during Polytechnique Montreal on December 6, 1989.


During the 16 Days, we are calling on our community to help raise vital funds for our under-funded, yet life-changing and lifesaving programs at Gillian’s Place. Learn more about ways YOU can help us, help survivors during the #16DaysofActivism:

Have Questions? We're here to help!

Contact Amanda Di Zio, Community Engagement Coordinator at 905.684.4000 ext 255 or amandadz@gilliansplace.com 

Violence and Abuse in Ontario

Violence continues to be the greatest gender inequality rights issue for women, girls and gender-diverse individuals. 1 in 3 women will experience gender-based violence in their lifetime and these numbers increase exponentially for Black, Indigenous and Women of Colour. Supports are available across Ontario to provide assistance to survivors of gender-based violence and their children 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Every week in Ontario women and children are losing their lives to gender-based violence. The reality of femicide is one we all must face and take action to change.

Recommendations such as those from Ontario’s Domestic Violence Death Review Committee identify the actions that can be taken by professionals, community members, government ministries, services and systems to prevent femicide tragedies. Make a commitment today to take action to address femicide in your community and beyond:

  • Talking with those close to you about how shelters in your community play an essential role for survivor safety through their programs and services.
  • Contacting our municipal, provincial and federal politicians to let them know you want them to take action to end gender-based violence through commitments and planning at all levels of government.  
  • Connecting with Gillian's Place about how you can support our services.
  • Attending a flag raising in our community, date to be determined. Post and share photos and videos of Wrapped in Courage flags across Ontario!
  • On November 25th Be Sure to Wear or Display A Purple Scarf, Fandana, or Bracelet in Support of Survivors of Gender-Based Violence and post with the hashtag #WrappedinCourage to your social media accounts! 

Thank you for your continued support of gender-based violence survivors across Niagara.