A longtime dream to create a healing space for children impacted by their experience of domestic violence is now coming to life.
Last week during the CUPE NL annual convention, members and locals came together to raise funds for the creation of the SKS Child Care Centre to be built in St. John’s.
The SKS Seed Fund, named for Susan Kathryn Shiner, was created to raise funds for a child care centre at Iris Kirby House.
Shiner spent her adult life working toward making the world a better place for women and children.
In addition to her work with Iris Kirby House, Shiner was a board member of the St. John’s Status of Women Council and a defender of rights for workers, women and children. She was recognized with the NL Folk Arts Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Governor General’s Person’s Award, the YMCA Woman of Distinction Award and the YMCA Canadian Peace Medal.
Donors raised $22,500 dollars for the centre.