Last week’s federal budget has raised hopes that more shelter projects will spring up in areas where demand outstrips supply.
One example is a new women’s shelter in Melfort, Saskatchewan, which will be the first shelter built in the province in more than 25 years.
The federal budget promised 89.9 million dollars over two years that would allow three thousand spaces to be renovated or created.
Lise Martin of the Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters and Transition Houses says that if half the money went to new spaces, it would mean two new shelters for every province.
(The Canadian Press)