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Help Yvonne raise money

For participating in Constantine Yorkville Run

My Story…

This is my third year running in support of the Assaulted Women's Helpline. And yes, I work for the Helpline but I believe wholeheartedly in our mission to support , listen and empower women experiencing abuse AND this event is such fun! The Assaulted Women's Helpline has been providing 24/7 telephone crisis counselling to women experiencing abuse for THIRTY-FIVE years! It began serving only women in Toronto and now receives over 50,000 calls annually from women across Ontario and beyond. COVID-19 has impacted everyone single one of us but self-isolation has put many women at greater risk. In the first three weeks calls from women desperately seeking emergency shelter from abusive partners increased by a dramatic 400%! We know there is another wave ahead when the economic impact hits. Help support my run so that AWHL can be ready when we are needed most.


I am running in support of the Assaulted Women's Helpline, a 24/7 telephone crisis line for women who are experiencing abuse anywhere in Ontario to call and speak to a trained counsellor for support and information. 

It's been quite the year for Helpline.  The emergency measures designed to help curb the spread of COVID-19 created dangerous conditions for many women forced to isolate with abusive partners.  Calls increased dramatically.  In one week over 40% of calls received a busy signal.  The Helpline responded by adding more staff.  But increasing staff, means increasing costs and with many other fundraising events being cancelled, the Assaulted Women's Helpline needs your support more than ever to ensure that women in need continue to access the supports they need, when they need them. 

On behalf of the nearly 50,000 women who access the Helpline annually, thank you for supporting my run!

For more information about the Assaulted Women's Helpline, visit

Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Oct 25 Steven Cohen Go Yvy CA$53.11
Oct 06 Anonymous CA$106.22
Sep 27 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Sep 25 Jane and Steve Donald CA$265.54
Sep 24 Anonymous CA$106.22
Sep 23 Elaine Taylor Better late than never. CA$106.22
Sep 22 Leslie Beyers CA$53.11
Sep 22 Jennifer I hope the wind was at your back ! You’re an inspiration ! CA$53.11
Sep 22 Sheila Kirouac You are working so hard for a great cause that I have to donate again! CA$53.11
Sep 20 Anonymous CA$106.22