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Spotlight on Services: Celebrating 25 years of Community Service!

November 3, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Green Haven Shelter for Women is celebrating 25-years of commitment to the community and area through its many services to women and their children living with violence. Green Haven is marking this anniversary with an event that includes dinner and entertainment, to be held in the Silvernightingale Ballroom at Casino Rama on Friday, November 3rd, 2017 with doors opening at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets for the event are $100 each or $1000 for a table of ten.  Door prizes, a silent auction and cash bar will compliment a 3-course sit-down dinner while listening to an inspirational performance of words and song by Angie Nussey.  Angie is an award winning singer / songwriter who combines musical storytelling with messages of empowerment.

The Spotlight evening will also offer opportunities to ‘fund a need’, celebrate Green Haven’s history, and help launch the future of Green Haven Shelter while providing an opportunity to say thank you to the community for 25 + years  of support.

All proceeds from this event support Green Haven Shelter for Women, an emergency shelter & counselling service for women and their dependent children with lived experience of violence.

There are many ways to be involved in this Spotlight celebration; event sponsorship commitment, donation to the silent auction, purchase tickets and attend on November 3rd and spread the word.

Call Green Haven Shelter administration at 705-327-7383 to get involved and help us celebrate. Active interest in supporting the empowerment of women WILL make a difference.



Green Haven Shelter for Women


Casino Rama
5899 Rama Road
Rama, Ontario L3V 6H6 Canada
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Green Haven Hires Interim ED

The Board of Directors has hired an Interim Executive Director to work with the Board over the next few months to plan and hire a permanent Executive Director.

Ligaya Byrch, will become the Interim ED on November 27, 2020 following the over 30 years of leadership provided by Liz Westcott who is retiring.

Ligaya Byrch will bring to the organization over ten years of leadership experience in the shelter system including the management of a women’s program in Toronto. Ms. Byrch comes with over twenty years experience at a governance level, and over 30 years experience at a senior leadership and executive level. Most recently, as a Community Innovator and Entrepreneur, Ligaya has been able to support various local charities to raise funds for their programs. This work has amounted to over $2M in base and one-time dollars coming into the local community to better support some of the most vulnerable of
our society.

“I look forward to the opportunity to support the clients, staff and Board through this period of transition. It is a privilege to serve this organization in this capacity.”
– Ligaya Byrch, Community Innovator & Entrepreneur.

Greenhaven will take the next few months to build an assessment and analysis of the organization today and where it needs to go.

“The Board realized that we need to take the time and pause and determine the right next steps. After having a Director in the role for over 30 years, there was a need to understand where the organization will go next. We thank the women we serve, and the community for their patience and continued support. We will continue to communicate changes and growth at Greenhaven.” Cheryl Harrison, Board Chair.

For more information please contact:
Ligaya Byrch, ligayabyrch@hotmail.com or 705-619-2400