Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

What is Walk a Mile in Her Shoes?

“You can’t really understand another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.”

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is a community march where the community leads the way on the road to end domestic violence by walking one mile in red high-heeled shoes. The Walk gives participants the opportunity to get their communities talking about a difficult subject while increasing awareness of the problem, offering opportunities for healing, and demonstrating their willingness to walk with women and children as allies, advocates and survivors.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, September 7, 2024
*NEW* Venue: South Shore Centre, Barrie, ON
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm


  • Registration & Photos: 11:00 a.m.
  • Opening Remarks: 11:45 a.m.
  • Walk begins: 12:00 p.m.
  • Lunch & Prizes: 12:45 p.m.

Thank You 2024 Sponsors

Register For The Walk


Register now to walk and make a difference! Your $30 donation for Walk a Mile includes the iconic red shoes, a welcome bag and supports our goal of reaching $70,000. Every dollar goes directly towards our cause.


Get your team together now! Each walker makes $30 donation for Walk a Mile includes the iconic red shoes and supports our goal of reaching $70,000. Every dollar goes directly towards our cause.

The ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ event in Barrie will benefit local women and children affected by intimate partner violence and supported by the Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie. The fundraising goal is $70,000 and we are hopeful that we will reach our goal. The Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie relies heavily on community support and donations to be able to provide programs and services in Simcoe County.

Support The Walk

Pledge a Walker

Encourage your WALKER or TEAM by making a pledge toward their goal. Be sure to check if your employer offers a matching gift program that can double – or even triple – the impact of your pledge.


Make a donation in support of the entire Walk event and all those participating. All funds raised go directly to support programs and services that SBAP provides to our community free of charge.


Become an official Walk sponsor and lend your voice to raise awareness and funds to assist women and children who have experienced domestic violence.


We need your help!


Promote this important event by purchasing your WCS gear from our online store. Choose from t-shirts, collared t-shirts, totes, or baseball caps. We also have water bottles and tumblers to help keep you hydrated during the walk!

Additional Resources

Media Release
Download Facebook Post
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Download Flyer
Individual Registration Steps
Team Registration Steps

Have more questions? Contact us kaity@barrieshelter.com

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