Case 14: Qimaavik Women’s Shelter
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The Qimaavik Women’s Shelter (QWS), located in Canada’s far north, provides female victims of domestic violence with a safe place to stay on a short-term basis. This case examines the challenges involved in demand management. While it is essential to ensure that available services are fully utilised, it is also important to ensure that excessive demand is not created. Counselling is an important tool to direct women to community resources and housing options outside of QWS, in order to help manage demand for its services.
KeywordsDomestic Violence Executive Director Adult Child Social Housing Demand Management
Thank you to Debbie Paquette for her willingness to share her time and knowledge with the author of this article.
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