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Essential service for survivors of gender-based violence
launches in Moncton

Shelter Movers Greater Moncton hosted a launch event on January 18, 2023. Honourable
Ginette Petitpas Taylor and Shelter Movers CEO and Founder Marc Hull-Jacquin, joined Shelter
Movers Greater Moncton’s volunteers, community and business partners in celebrating the
official launch of this much-needed service in the region.
Shelter Movers began expanding to its seventh chapter serving the Greater Moncton Area in
early 2022. Since then, it has raised awareness of the harsh realities survivors face when
fleeing abuse, recruited and trained over 40 volunteers, and raised funds to move 100
individuals and families in its first year of operation.
To further support Shelter Movers Greater Moncton, donations can be made on our website,, and interested volunteers can reach out to
“To know now that we’re going to have an organization that we’ll be able to call and make those
arrangements is going to make a huge, huge difference in our lives. Those types of services are
going to save lives. I really want to say to Shelter Movers and the entire staff thank you so much
for choosing Moncton. We are extremely pleased to have you in our community. It’s a sad day
that we need you in our community, but again, you are there to save lives.”
Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for
ACOA, MP for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe

“Shelter Movers is an opportunity for regular people like me and you to do something in a very
finite period of time in a very professional and compassionate way to help unlock the services
many of which are in the room today, that are doing the work every day, doing it for decades.
We are a small piece of a very complex and large puzzle. But I think what we are doing and
what clients and our partners are doing is useful and is making a difference, and our growth is
evidence of that.”
Marc Hull-Jacquin, CEO and Founder of Shelter Movers
Quick Facts
● Shelter Movers 2,200 volunteers move 129 families in crisis each month. They are
essential to ensuring the organization can continue to support survivors of gender-based
violence and their families.
● Survivors of family conflict and spousal abuse account for up to 37% of people
experiencing homelessness in Moncton.
Related Links:
● Donate
● Volunteer
About Shelter Movers: Shelter Movers is a national, volunteer-powered charitable organization
that provides moving and storage services at no cost to individuals and families fleeing abuse. It
is the only service of its kind offered in Canada. We collaborate with local businesses and
community agencies to support people, primarily women and children, as they transition to a life
free of violence. Founded in 2016, Shelter Movers has grown remarkably, expanding to 7
locations across Canada. To date, our team of dedicated volunteers have completed more than
5,000 moves for survivors of abuse.
For more information, please contact or visit our website.