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Women's Day Gala at Sala San Marco

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We are so pleased to be part of this exciting event. On Wednesday, March 8th, join us and Sala San Marco in celebrating Women's Day at this fabulous gala! With door prizes, a live DJ and a delicious 5-course dinner, this is sure to be a wonderful evening.

Reservations can be made via phone or e-mail.

Join our Board of Directors 

Nelson House of Ottawa Carleton is seeking exceptional women and gender diverse individuals to join our Board of Directors.

Click here for more information

2023 Annual General Meeting Presentation



Please click on the following link to view the presentation from this years AGM

Click here to view the AGM 2023 presentation

Nelson House Newsletter Autumn Winter 2023

Click here to view the Autumn Winter 2023 Newsletter

November is Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

For the last decade, the Wrapped in Courage Campaign has been growing awareness of gender-based violence across Ontario through purple scarves. These scarves mean something different to everyone who wears them. Some wear a purple scarf during Woman Abuse Prevention month and the 16 Days of Activism to End Gender Based Violence  to show their support for local GBV services, while some are signaling to survivors that they are believed, valued and never alone. For some, they wear a purple scarf to remember those who lost their lives to femicide and show they are committed to change.

Just like survivors of gender-based violence across Ontario, every Wrapped in Courage 2023 Campaign Purple Scarf is unique!

Click here to own your scarf today!

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Second Annual Susan Sherring Legacy Fund Celebration



On September 28, 2023 family, friends, and Nelson House supporters gathered to honour the life of Susan Sherring, a dedicated volunteer, reporter, and community leader, who was passionate about helping women and children escape domestic violence. Since Sue’s passing in 2022, her family has established the Susan Sherring Legacy Fund to provide immediate assistance for residents of Nelson House who are rebuilding their lives after intimate partner violence. Please click here to make a gift to the Susan Sherring Legacy Fund

Nelson House 100 Men Who Care


On Thursday, February 9th Nelson House was invited to participate in the 100 Men Who Care campaign.

We were proud to be part of this special evening.


Christy Savage, Nelson House Executive Director, spoke to 100 Men Who Care about the important work we do at Nelson House and of the work ahead.


Thank you to 100 Men Who Care for inviting us to shine a light on our sector.

Did you know?
70%  of young women who have been raped knew their rapist; the perpetrator was or had been a boyfriend, friend, or casual acquaintance.

If you missed our AGM this year, you can view the presentation by clicking below!



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