CUPE Manitoba supports walk for shelters

CUPE’s Respect Campaign is honoured to once again support Steve Braun’s Walk for the Shelters as he walks from Winkler to Winnipeg to raise money for two women’s shelters, drawing attention to the fact that women’s shelters across Manitoba lack the funding necessary to provide adequate services to victims of domestic violence.

On September 28th at 8:30 am, Steve Braun will be completing his 150 kilometre walk.  “I’m proud to once again walk alongside Steve in his quest to make people aware of just how under-funded our women’s shelters really are,” said Sheree Capar, CUPE National Representative and Respect Campaign organizer, “these shelters need adequate resources to provide women and children who are victims of domestic violence a safe alternative.”

CUPE Manitoba represents social services workers in women’s shelters across Manitoba.  The goal of the Respect Campaign is to raise the profile of what CUPE members contribute to the people in their care, and for their communities.

“Shelters must receive adequate funding from the provincial government, and it’s clear that action must be taken now” said Capar.

Media and members of the public are welcome to join Steve Braun as he completes his walk.

Gathering and refreshments at 8:30 am at the Union Centre, 275 Broadway, Winnipeg.  Walk with Steve Braun to the Manitoba Legislature at 9:00 am.

For more information about the Walk for the Shelters or to make a donation, please visit the Walk for the Shelters website: