National Banner on Women and Homelessness travelling across the country; Will be in Campbell River Jan. 13-17

All Our Sister’s National Network has a large 30-foot banner travelling across Canada

There is a national Canadian network on Women and Homelessness called, “All Our Sisters.”

In anticipation of the second national Canadian forum on the topic, the All Our Sister’s National Network has a large 30-foot banner travelling across Canada. The Campbell River Women’s Centre is coordinating the banner in Campbell River.

The banner will be on display in the lobby of the Campbell River Community Centre starting on Monday Jan. 13 at noon, and will be on display until Friday the 17th until noon.

The public is invited to drop by the community centre during office hours to sign the banner. There will be markers available at the desk.

The banner has travelled to many corners of our vast country to raise awareness that homelessness is also a women’s issue.  Women’s homelessness is often more hidden. Studies have indicated that it has increased in recent years by more than 78 per cent.

More and more young women are experiencing homelessness.

The All Our Sisters National Network will be hosting the second annual National Forum in May 2014 in London, Ontario. The Women’s Centre presented at the first forum in 2011 and they have staff on the National Advisory Committee.  For more information, contact them at 250-287-3044 or info@crwomen.ca

For information about the All Our Sisters Network please see   www.alloursisters.ca