News & Events
Sonshine featured in the Herald
June 20, 2009

Study calls for more long-term shelters A new report argues Alberta women should have better access to “second-stage” shelters, which offer longer-term safe accommodation than emergency shelters. The study, prepared …
 
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Domestic Violence Stats Released by Calgary Police
June 8, 2009

Calgary Police Service just released its 2008 annual statistical report on person and property crime, which included some shocking statistics about the pervasiveness of domestic violence. These include: 13,496 domestic …
 
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Dessert-theatre offers “Sweet Hope” to women fleeing domestic violence Dessert-theatre offers “Sweet Hope” to women fleeing domestic violence
May 28, 2009

Over 100 guests enticed their eyes and taste buds this past weekend at Sweet Hope, an innovative dessert-theatre fundraising event hosted by Sonshine Community Services.  Patisserie Du Soleil, the event’s …
 
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Women forced to chose between violence, poverty and homelessness
May 20, 2009

A recent News Release by the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters (ACWS) claims new research completed between 2007and 2008 uncovered that a fear of poverty is a significant reason many …
 
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2008 Gala Success
November 18, 2008

Event sponsors included Conoco Phillips, Centre Street Church, Investors Group, 360 Financial Serivces, and Pembina; and Global Television’s Cara Fullerton was the night’s MC. Calgary Alderman Joe Connelly and the …
 
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Alberta: “Domestic Violence Captial of the Canada”
September 8, 2008

In a two-part series, Herald columnist Valerie Fortney examines the issue of domestic violence in our city and province, along with the groundbreaking work being done to combat the problem. Alberta has …
 
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