24/7 provincial toll-free crisis line 18779770007

  • Manitoba Association of Women's Shelters

MAWS provides information only. If you are in danger call 911. If you or someone you know is being abused, call the confidential 24/7 provincial toll-free crisis line at: 1-877-977-0007

Learning Portal

Family Violence Course

Available for public, private and not-for-profit organizations. If you work with people who may be suffering from domestic, family or gender based violence or would just like to learn more about gender based violence, you can access the course through this link Stop Family Violence.

For a limited time the course is available to Manitoba residents for free, email: to request your free access code.

We want to thank Manitoba Status of Women for sponsoring free access to over 1000 participants.

Learning Portal 

Training staff is a necessary requirement for shelters and agencies working in the field of family violence.  In an effort to help family violence agencies train new staff a Learning Portal needed to be created.  In this type of work there can be frequent staff turnover, it’s a busy, demanding and sometimes heart breaking job.

MAWS received grants from Winnipeg Foundation and Thomas Sill Foundation to help offset the costs of developing training.  Two training development specialists Deb Chaboyer and Corrie Monk are developing online training modules to allow engagement with shelters and agencies staff from anywhere in the province.  Once this is completed the modules will be available to all MAWS members through a password protected webpage.