Meet one of the pioneers behind Canada’s first shelter for abused women

CBC Radio’s The Current – May 9, 2017

Interval House was the first shelter for abused women and children in the country when it opened in Toronto in 1973.

Domestic abuse wasn’t something that was understood or talked about. But for a group of young feminists, the need was there and they were determined to do something about it.

Co-founder Lynn Zimmer was a 25-year-old student in those days.

“We wanted women to have a place to stay, that was temporary, that was an interval between what they were trying to leave in their old life that wasn’t working at all,” explains Zimmer. (Read More…)