This profile originally appeared in the 2021 Giving Guide. Read the full magazine here.
Shelter Movers Ottawa is a volunteer-powered charitable organization providing moving and storage services at no cost to women and children fleeing abuse.
At a glance:
Year founded: 2017
Total revenue for last fiscal year: $184,860
Top funding sources:
- Individual donations: 76%
- Corporate: 2%
- Government: 17%
- Other: 5 %
Geographic region of focus: Within 100 kilometres of Ottawa
How you can help
Your donation helps survivors get a fresh start at a new life. It's through your support that we are able to train volunteers to facilitate life-changing work. Your donation means children can fall asleep knowing they are in a safe home. A $200 donation covers the true cost of one move including vehicle rentals, fuel, insurance, packing supplies, storage and volunteer training. Since we began our services in Ottawa, we've moved more than 750 survivors to safety.
Create a lasting, positive change in your community. Join our incredible community of volunteers and start having an immediate, lasting impact on the lives of people living in your city. Give back, make friends, learn new skills and help shape the future of Shelter Movers Ottawa. Current opportunities include mover/driver, intake/move co-ordinator, marketing and communications support and fundraising.
Events and fundraising
Our Mother's Day campaign each year focuses on celebrating and supporting the moms who are also survivors of gender-based violence. This fundraising campaign encourages donors to make a contribution in honour of their mother for other mothers. The campaign runs the first 2 weeks of May each year.
Board members and executives
Chapter Director (Ottawa)
Marc Hull Jacquin
Founder & CEO (National)
- Rural Outreach to serve communities from Brockville to Cornwall
- Deeper roots into the diverse populations experiencing gender-based violence (2SLGBTQ+, Indigenous)
- Exploration of a 24hr response team
Get in touch
110 Didsbury Rd.
1-855-203-6252 ext. 2