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FedEx and Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness deliver cheer to abused women for Mother’s Day

May 9, 2014

Mississauga, Ontario, May 9, 2014 – FedEx Express Canada and the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness (CCAA) are delivering some cheer to women who have been abused, by delivering care packages to more than 600 women in shelters across Canada for Mother’s Day.
 
This initiative is part of FedEx Express Canada’s ongoing work with CCAA, an organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and adult victimization.
 
“Women whose lives have been affected by abuse need a fresh start. Many have never had careers or positive role models that can guide or help them to integrate into the workplace,” said Lisa Lisson, president of FedEx Express Canada. “We are proud to support CCAA in their mission to reduce the incidence and impact of abuse in Canada,” she added.
 
The care packages will be delivered in time for Mother’s Day. Each package contains cosmetics items for the women at 30 shelters:
 
Yukon:
Dawson City Women's Shelter, Dawson City
Kaushee's Place / Yukon Women's Transition House, Whitehorse
Help and Hope for Families Society, Watson Lake
 
North West Territories:
Hay River Family Support Centre, Hay River
 
Nunavut:
YWCA/Qimaavik Women's Shelter, Iqaluit
Kataujaq Society Safe Shelter, Rankin Inlet
 
British Columbia:
North Peace Community Resources, Fort St. John
Han Knakst Tsitxw Society Transition House, Lytton
Kamloops Women's Emergency Shelter, Kamloops
Island Crisis Care Society, Nanaimo
 
Alberta:
Mary Dover House, Calgary
Peace River Women's Shelter, Peace River
Odysey House, Grand Prairie
 
Saskatchewan:
Qu'Appel Haven Safe Shelter, Fort Qu'Appelle
Piwapan Women's Centre, La Ronge
Sofia House, Regina
 
 
Manitoba:
North End's Women's Centre, Winnipeg
Alpha House, Winnipeg
First Nation Healing Centre, Koostatak
 
New Brunswick:
Crossroads for Women, Moncton
Sussex Vale Transition House, Sussex
Maison de Passage House, Bathurst
Maison Notre Dame, Campbellton
 
Nova Scotia:
Alice Housing, Dartmouth
Autumn House, Amherst
 
Prince Edward Island:
East Prince Family Violence Prevention Services, Summerside
Rainbow Residence, Summerside
Chief Mary Bernard Memorial Women’s Shelter, Lennox Island
 
Newfoundland:
Corner Brook Transition House, Corner Brook
Iris Kirby House, St. John’s
 
 
Photographs of the deliveries are available on request.
 
 
About FedEx and the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness
 
FedEx provides funding for CCAA and Delivering Hope, a program which provides workshop sessions and makeovers to abused women who are working towards a new beginning. FedEx also provides shipping of product for parents and their children to a variety of social service agencies including shelters, children’s aid and other family support agencies. In addition, thousands of FedEx employees across Canada have participated in our annual holiday drive in support of CCAA, donating thousands of items such as gift certificates, toys, games and personal care items that have been distributed to local shelters and social service agencies to benefit abused children and their families.
 
About FedEx Express Canada
 
Federal Express Canada Ltd. is a global logistics and transportation company offering domestic and international shipping and electronic commerce solutions.  The company uses advanced package status tracking systems, automated customs clearance services and a dedicated air and ground transportation network to serve Canadian and global markets. FedEx Express Canada employs approximately 6,000 people in over 70 facilities coast-to-coast. For more information, visit fedex.ca.
 
About the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness 
CCAA has, for the past 21 years, been working to reduce the incidence and impact of abuse in Canada. The Centre works with over 130 social agencies across Canada and is a voice for Canadians who want stronger and safer communities. Please visit www.abusehurts.com.
 
Contact:
 
James Anderson
Public Affairs and Media Relations
FedEx Express Canada
Tel: 905.212.5372
jcanderson@fedex.com
 
Denise Spector
Director of Women's & Children's Programs
Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness
Tel: 905.967.0687 Ext: 223
Toll Free: 1.800.379.8858
denise@abusehurts.com
 
 
 
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