On November 4, 2016, Discovery House's Executive Director, Monique Auffrey, accepted the Lifetime Achievement Inspiration Award on behalf of established writer, Susan Scott at the Government House in Edmonton, AB.
The Inspiration Awards are an annual award given to those who exhibit leadership in family and community safety. Ms. Scott has been instrumental shedding light on domestic violence and its connection to homelessness for women in Canada. Her contribution to helping to increase awareness on domestic violence through her journalist career, has spanned four decades.
Susan began her career in Calgary as journalist with the Calgary Herald in the 70’s. As editor of “Life Today, she encouraged her journalists to write articles revealing women’s challenges with domestic violence.
In 2007, Ms. Scott wrote a book, "All our Sisters, Stories of Homeless Women", detailing homeless woman's needs when leaving an abusive relationship and lack of resources available to them through mixed shelters.
After presenting these stories in numerous speaking engagements, Susan decided to jump-start Canada's first national conference and network, "All our Sisters", which mission is to focus on safe, sustainable housing for women in Canada. Through dialogue, research, events and lived experience, the network and conference promotes security of housing and safe communities for all women in Canada.
Susan Scott is the acknowledged "grandmother" of the "All our Sisters" movement.
To read more about the Inspiration Awards, click here.