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“Eat The Math” challenge update!


Our Executive Director Kathy Willis is in the midst of participating in the Eat The Math challenge today, created by Karma Marketplace.

Despite the fact that she thought the challenge would be difficult, she reports she never thought it would be so challenging!

In light of the awareness this challenge has brought to the issues of poverty-related hunger in Simcoe County, Kathy urges community members to act in changing this reality.

Watch her most recent video update below:


Executive Director Kathy Willis participates in “Eat the Math” challenge: Raising awareness on poverty related hunger in Simcoe County


Executive Director of Huronia Transition Homes Kathy Willis is participating in an Eat the Math challenge put on by The Karma Project in Midland Ontario. The challenge is meant to raise awareness surrounding poverty related hunger within Simcoe County.

Kathy was given a food hamper, in which she received 18 items to last five days.

“If we want to change the face of poverty in Simcoe County, then we need to start looking at what we are feeding people”- Kathy Willis

Support the 12 days of Christmas Fresh Food Drive, and make it a 365 day, a year initiative!


PRESS RELEASE- December 6 National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

For Immediate Release:

La Maison Rosewood Shelter’s December 6Vigil

November 26, 2014- On Saturday December 6, 2014, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women, La Maison Rosewood Shelter will host its annual December 6 vigil, from 2pm till 4pm, at the Midland Town Hall.

The vigil remembers the fourteen women murdered at l’École Polytechnique, and the twenty-eight women (to date) murdered this year in Ontario, as a result of gender-based violence. Community members are asked to reflect upon ongoing violence against women, and disorient the normalization of such violence. This is followed by a call to action, demanding that community members take accountability in actively ending violence against women.

Despite the fact it was twenty-five years ago that fourteen women were murdered, just because they were women in the Montreal Massacre; Violence against women continues to characterize our society, limiting women’s mobility and restricting their autonomy.

Executive Director of Huronia Transition Homes, Kathy Willis, reminds us that “Collectively we have the power to be the change we want in the world, and collectively we can end misogyny and sexism, ultimately leading us to a world free of violence”.

In remembering the women murdered as a result of gender-based violence, we must be deliberate in recognizing the disproportionate number of missing and murdered aboriginal women. We act in solidarity with the Native Women’s Association of Canada in calling for a national public inquiry, and working towards a national framework of action.




Event details:

La Maison Rosewood Shelter’s December 6 Vigil

Saturday December 6th, 2014

2:00pm- 4:00pm

Midland Town Hall- 575 Dominion Ave

Save The Date: La Maison Rosewood December 6 Vigil and Call to Action on Violence Against Women

December 6 Vigil and Call to Action

We are hiring! Check out our career opportunities page!

Huronia Transition Homes is looking for a skilled Outreach Counsellor, to work out of Midland, with regular travel to other areas throughout Simcoe County. This is a shared position between La Maison Rosewood and Athena’s Sexual Assault Counselling and Advocacy Centre.  As such, .5 of the position is within the collective bargaining unit. This position is Full Time. 

We are also hiring relief counsellors that would be available to work occasional 12 ½ hour day or night shifts on short notice, at La Maison Rosewood Shelter.  This position provides crisis counselling and support to women, either face to face, over the telephone, or who are temporarily living in residence, as well as being responsible for the safe running of the shelter.  

Click here for more details. 

Huronia Transition Homes Launches Women’s Speaker Series with Activist, Author Judy Rebick

judyrebickToday, we are excited to announce that Judy Rebick will be launching Huronia Transition Homes (HTH) Women’s Speaker Series in September at the Midland Cultural Centre. Rebick is the founder of, a well-known feminist social justice advocate and author of Transforming Power: From the Personal to the Political, Ten Thousand Roses: The Making of a Feminist Revolution and Occupy This. She is a regular on CBC Radio Q’s media panel and, in the 1990s, Rebick hosted two national TV shows on CBC. She is the former president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women, and lends her considerable expertise to Fair Vote Canada and Alternatives, a Quebec-based NGO.

In the spirit of challenging the status quo, exposing systemic barriers and espousing the principles of equity and inclusion, the  woman’s speaker series will feature four events running through June 2015 to mark HTH serving women in our community for thirty years . We hope that the series will deliver inspirational, challenging and controversial dialogue that will enrich the lives of women and our whole community.

On September 11, Rebick will share insights and discoveries from her political and publishing life and champion new ways of achieving goals by emphasizing co-operation and consensus over confrontation and partisanship.

In a telephone conversation with HTH Rebick said, “Activism does not just mean protesting or joining organizations. It also means living your life differently.” She noted that if she has learned one thing in her life it’s that anger might help fuel change, but it’s love and compassion that creates the change we want.

“Whether at work, at school or at home, you can change the world by practicing compassion and equality,” said Rebick.

We are thrilled to bring Rebick’s innovative thinking to our community. If you are a Rebick fan, feminist fanatic, or just a curious community member on the hunt for inspiration, we hope you will join us in welcoming the launch of our series with some social buzz:



Event details:

HTH Women’s Speaker Series

Judy Rebick “Transforming Power”

Midland Cultural Centre

September 11, 2014

7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00 p.m.)


Purchase tickets at:

La maison Rosewood $20 Adult/$12.00 Student

Call 705-526-3221ext. 226

Midland Cultural Centre: $22.00 Adult/$13.20 Student

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