The release of the 2016-17 aggregate statistics by the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters shows the impact of the 2015 investment in funds by the Provincial government. Statistics shows that the number of women and children entering shelter remained at a constant. Shelter outreach services supported 45% more people than in the previous year. Almost ten thousand were accommodated in emergency, seniors’ or second stage shelters. Shelter outreach services served an additional 6,147 women and children, an increase in 45% from the previous year.