Ikea begins initiative with Women's Shelters Canada
Furniture retailer Ikea Canada has begun a national initiative with Women's Shelters Canada to install play areas for children at 14 participating shelters. The company will donate $50,000 in merchandise to develop these areas in collaboration with local shelters by the end of the year. Women's Shelters Canada represents approximately 400 shelters nationally.
“At Ikea, we believe every child has the right to play and develop in a safe and secure environment,” said Melissa Mirowski, sustainability manager at Ikea Canada. “Our partnership with Women's Shelters Canada supports us in our goal to create a play movement, emphasizing the importance of play for children and adults alike, while also alleviating the barriers to play facing vulnerable children in Canada and across the world.”