Denyse Horner Family Transition Place board member wearing a Wrapped in Courage purple scarf holding up a sign saying love should not hurt

November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month

Woman abuse is not a women’s issue. It is a human rights issue, and it affects us all. Together, we can work to eliminate woman abuse. Indeed we must. Every woman and child has the fundamental right to live in safety and security.

Every year, throughout the month of November, Woman Abuse Prevention Month (WAPM) is recognized in communities and organizations across Ontario. WAPM exists to drive awareness, education and a willingness to help end violence against women in our province, and ultimately, around the globe.

wrapped in courage flag raising

Wrapped in Courage Campaign

Family Transition Place (FTP) is proud to be participating again in the 10th annual Wrapped in Courage Campaign, an initiative developed by the Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses (OAITH). You can support this initiative and FTP in working to end violence against women in Dufferin and Caledon by wrapping yourself in a purple scarf, tie or exclusive piece of jewellery. Your pet can also join this initiative—large and small pet bandanas are available as well.

Throughout November, we will be selling this year’s handcrafted Wrapped in Courage purple scarf (while supplies last). Every scarf is unique; each handmade with hand-felted Merino wool and integrated recycled saris. The purple scarf is a symbol of the courage it takes a woman to leave her abuser. However, the courage of the woman is not enough. It takes the strength of an entire community to end violence against women.

2022 Wrapped in Courage purple scarf handmade

Through your purchase—for yourself, or someone special—you’ll demonstrate you support the work FTP and other agencies are doing to end violence against women.

Wrapped in Courage items can be purchased by visiting our online store. Scarves are also available for purchase at Ann Randeraad’s “Rise Again” show (see below) being held at Hereward Farms and at the Victory Lap Emporium in Caledon Village. You can also contact Kelly at 519-942-4122, ext. 243 or to purchase a scarf.

All month, we will share information and resources through “Did You Know?” posts on our website and social media pages. We hope you’ll take the time to educate yourselves and your network on the prevalence of violence against women and what we must do to end it…together.

Please visit the Wrapped in Courage website for more information on this annual campaign.

WAPM Recognition

Town of Shelburne
Proclamation reading:
Monday, November 7, 2022
In recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Flag-raising ceremony:
November 25, 2022, 10 a.m.
Shelburne Town Hall

Town of Orangeville
Proclamation reading:
November 24, 2022
In recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Flag-raising ceremony:
November 24, 2022, 3 p.m. – flag to be raised until December 10th, International Human Rights Day
Orangeville Town Hall

Town of Mono
Proclamation reading:
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
In recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Town of Caledon
Proclamation reading: November 9, 2022
In recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Rise Again

Promotion for Rise Again art show by Ann Randeraad featuring some of her piecesRise Again is a show and fundraiser for Family Transition Place being held in the Lavender Lounge at Hereward FarmsRise Again is being held throughout November—in conjunction with Woman Abuse Prevention Month—and gives voice to this ongoing societal challenge. Poetry is written from the perspective of child, partner, sibling and parent reflect coping mechanisms, resilience and the will to survive. Sculptures give imagery and reference to the harsh realities endured. Handcrafted functional pieces reflect the beauty and resilience of human nature and the promise of new hope.

Orders will be taken for “Rise Again,” a poetry book by the same name. ($21.95 + tax)
Hereward Farms (20 minutes from Orangeville)
141051 15 Sideroad | East Garafraxa, ON
Show: November 9–December 4
Wednesdays–Sundays, 10 a.m.–4p.m.
Reception: November 12, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Thank you to Julie from Hereward Farms for her incredible support of this event.
A portion of the proceeds (40%) from this event will be donated to FTP.


Did You Know?

Are you being abused or suspect someone you know is being abused? Need more information or help? Visit us at or call our 24-hour support line at 1-800-265-9178.


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