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The Wrapped in Courage is a provincial wide campaign run by the Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses (OAITH) to bring attention to the issue of violence against women in Ontario. Sadly, the issue is very much prevalent in Brantford. Our city currently ranks as #2 in Ontario and #8 in all of Canada for police reported domestic violence. These numbers reflect the work that Nova Vita is engaging in every day.

Last year:

  • 259 women and children stayed in our emergency shelter
  • 4,560 calls were received on our 24/7 crisis and support line.
  • 254 men engaged in our Partner Assault Response counselling program.
  • 222 women received individual counselling to heal from abuse

How you can help:

For the month of November, you can help us raise awareness for Wrapped in Courage and Women Abuse Prevention month by purchasing and proudly wearing your scarf or tie. In doing so, you are showing support for survivors of domestic violence. You are demonstrating that they are not alone on their journey to violence-free living.

The scarf this year is a large, purple, light and breezy pashmina scarf with white writing scrolled across it with the campaign’s tag line “the courage of a woman alone is not enough”. The ties are a beautiful deep purple and on the underside, where you tuck in the small end of the tie, the words “wrapped in courage” are stitched.


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These scarves and ties make a great gift, especially with the holiday season coming up! They are $20 each and can be purchased at Closet Couture (222B King George Road). We encourage you to show your support by taking a photo and tagging Nova Vita (@SupportNovaVita) on Twitter, Facebook and  Instagram using the hashtag #wrappedincourage.

The courage of a woman alone is not enough. Together we can work together to eliminate all forms of violence because we firmly believe that everyone is entitled to a life without violence.