Become an Associate Member!

Help us amplify our collective voice by joining Women’s Shelters Canada.

Individual shelters can become associate members of Women’s Shelters Canada (formerly the Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters and Transition Houses). Together our impact is greater. We are a recognized, collective, pan-Canadian voice for the women’s shelter sector. Your support will enable transformative work at the national level and greater connections between shelters in all regions of the country. This includes:

  • Shelter exchange/mentorship program
  • Shelter Voices (national survey platform for awareness of the work of shelters)
  • Development of a comprehensive profile of shelters across Canada
  • National Action Plan on Violence against Women
  • A national shelter conference in summer 2018

Membership Benefits
1. Being part of a recognized, collective pan-Canadian voice on VAW and shelters/transition houses
2. Sectoral updates, policy analysis, and resources via a regular newsletter
3. Access to the shelter exchange program and CNWSTH workshops
4. Webinars (e.g. on fundraising and inclusive service models)
5. Discount for national shelter conference
6. The first 100 new members receive a $100 Shoppers Drug Mart gift card

Membership Cost:
2017-2018 membership in effect from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018

  • $500 if your annual budget is greater than $750,000
  • $300 if your annual budget is less than $750,000
  • $3500 if your shelter is not a member of one of the Network’s member provincial/territorial shelter associations

Contact Kaitlin Bardswich, Communications and Development Coordinator, for an associate membership application form