Muskoka Women's Shelters and Services

Muskoka Women's Advocacy Group

    Freedom from abuse is every woman's right.  


Chrysalis: Local Phone: 705-789-8488

Fax: 705-789-0825, Toll Free: 1-866-789-8488

Interval House: Phone: 705-645-4461

Fax: 705-645-1407, Toll Free: 1-800-461-1740

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Of Interest


Corrections officers supporting Bracebridge women’s shelter
                                                                                  Doug Crosse, staff Friday Feb. 22nd, 2019

Officer Leah Lewis, Officer Cecilia Patenaude and Officer Charmaine Murphy pose in front of some of the contributions for the Essentials collection. (Supplied Photo)

Struggle and hope: How a Muskoka resident kicked addiction to the curb
Woman shares story of hard-won freedom from substance abuse and alcoholism
COMMUNITY Dec 09, 2018 by Alison Brownlee Bracebridge Examiner

Pauline Yanchus earns a 2018 Muskoka Community Services Recognition Award for her perseverance and commitment to getting her life back on track with the help of community services and her own determination. Dec. 7, 2018.
- Alison Brownlee/Metroland

One woman shares how a Muskoka women's shelter saved her life
She was offered a place to stay that was warm, safe and without judgment. It was a feeling she hadn’t known in 22 years.
NEWS Dec 05, 2018 by Mary Beth Hartill Bracebridge Examiner

Cheryl found freedom in a Muskoka women's shelter. She is now living on her own and discovering talents she didn't know she had. 
- Mary Beth Hartill/Metroland

"Women, I encourage you to acknowledge your fury. Give it language. Your fury is not something to be afraid of. 

It holds lifetimes of wisdom." — Tracee Ellis Ross #TimesUp

Watch Tracee's full TED Talk here:

If we work hard to empower other women, our girls will witness firsthand what female empowerment is all about.
Dorathy GassFreelance writer and owner of Metamorphosis Writing Services, 
Huffington Post, 04/10/2018

6 Inventions You Wouldn’t Have Without Women
You can thank female inventors for these now-everyday things.
By Mary Beth McAndrews PUBLISHED MARCH 8, 2018


Bea Arthur the advocate


International Women's Day: The Time Is Now

Funny Tweets by Women

Trauma & The Brain


                                                                                                        MAKERS PROFILE
Mathematician, NASA


                                                                                                        MAKERS PROFILE
Feminist Activist


Tradeswoman Activist
Makers, 2017

Canada's First Female Indigenous Surgeon 

The Changing Face of Engineering
The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Pink's Beautiful Message