Our Members

Full Members

Full Members are national, provincial, and territorial violence against women shelter/transition house associations. In provinces and territories where there is no incorporated VAW shelter organization, the VAW shelters in that province or territory have named a representative VAW shelter.

Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters


With offices located in Edmonton, Alberta, and representing 43 member shelter organizations, the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters  is a province-wide, voluntary organization supporting women’s shelters and partner organizations through education, research and services for the benefit of abused women and their children. It assists shelters by initiating violence prevention projects to improve shelter services.

L’Alliance des maisons d’hébergement de 2e étape pour femmes et enfants victimes de violence conjugale


The Alliance of Second-Stage Shelters for Women and Children who have Experienced Domestic Violence connects and represents second stage shelters in Quebec who offer women, with or without children, specialized services for those who have separated following domestic violence. The 11 members of the Alliance offer 100 transitional housing spaces in 7 regions of Quebec and welcome an average of 200 women and 200 children each year. Second-stage transitional housing allows women in need to continue to receive support after leaving a first stage women’s shelter when there is continued need for a secure and confidential address.

BC Society of Transition Houses


With offices located in Vancouver, British Columbia, the BC Society of Transition Houses is a non-profit association of 63 transition houses, 13 second stage houses, 26 safe homes, 100 Children Who Witness Abuse programs and other groups which serve the needs of women and their children fleeing violence. Through numerous initiatives, it enhances the continuum of services and strategies necessary to end violence against women, youth and children.

Fédération des maisons d’hébergement pour femmes


Located in Montreal, Quebec, and representing 41 women’s shelters across the province, the Fédération des maisons d’hébergement pour femmes supports shelters in providing quality services that meet the security and protection needs of women and children victims of violence. It promotes and defends the interests of its member shelters and provides them the necessary support to carry out their mandates.

Manitoba Association of Women’s Shelters

Representing 9 provincially funded women’s shelters and several affiliate members working in the field of family violence, the Manitoba Association of Women’s Shelters was created to provide: support to member shelters, increased negotiating abilities with funders, shared information and resources, increased public awareness, training of staff and improved services for clients.

Ontario Association of Interval & Transition Houses

PEI Family Violence Prevention Services Inc.

Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan


Formed in 1984, the Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan is a non-profit organization whose membership is comprised of 19 transition houses, second stage houses and organizations providing services to women who have experienced violence. PATHS’s mission is to provide integrated, collaborative support for its members and research, program development, public awareness and education on personal and family violence in Saskatchewan.

Regroupement des maisons pour femmes victimes de violence conjugale


With some 50 member shelters across Quebec, the Regroupement des maisons pour femmes victimes de violence conjugale helps to modify laws and policies to make them more adequate measures of protection for women and children victims of domestic violence. It also provides its members with a forum for reflection, training and mobilization.

Transition House Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

Transition House Association of Nova Scotia

The Yukon Women’s Transition Home Society


Located in Whitehorse, Yukon, the Yukon Women’s Transition Home Society is a registered not-for-profit with charitable status that provides safe, confidential and nonjudgmental support, advocacy and shelter to women, and their children, who are in crisis and/or experiencing and responding to violence or abuse. YWTHS operates Kaushee’s Place, a 18 bed emergency shelter for women and their children. In addition, Kaushee’s Place contains 5 apartment units for longer-term second-stage housing. YWTHS also operates Betty’s Haven, a 10-unit second stage housing complex.

YWCA Northwest Territories

Associate Members

Associate Membership is available to individual VAW shelters/transition houses.  Associate members must be committed to the values and principles of WSC. If the Associate member is not a member of a Full Member organization, they must submit an application for approval by the Board.

Ann Davis Transition Society / BC

L’autre Chez-Soi Inc. / QC

Beendigen Incorporated / ON

Betty’s Haven / YT

La Bouée / QC

Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter / AB

Camrose Women’s Shelter Society / AB

Cara Transition House / NL

Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter / AB

Crossroads for Women / NB

Crossroads Resource Centre and Women’s Shelter / AB

Crossroads YWCA Peterborough Haliburton / ON

Dawson Women’s Shelter / YT

La Débrouille / QC

The Denise House / Sedna Women’s Shelter / ON

Dixon House / BC

Domestic Abuse Services Oxford / ON

Dr. Margaret Savage Crisis Centre / AB

Eastman Crisis Centre Inc. – Agape House /MB

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver (Sheena’s Place, Cynthia’s Place, Elizabeth Gurney House) / BC

Evergreen Transition House / BC

Family Transition Place / ON

Faye Peterson House (Crisis Homes Inc.) / ON

Fundy Region Transition House / NB

Genesis House (South Central Committee on Family Violence Inc.) / MB

Gillian’s Place / ON

Grace Sparkes House / NL

Green Haven Shelter for Women / ON

Haldimand & Norfolk Women’s Services / ON

Halton Women’s Place / ON

Hébergement La Passerelle / QC

H.E.R. Place / ON

Huron Women’s Shelter / ON

Ikwe-Widdjiitiwin Inc. / MB

Interim Place / ON

Interval House / ON

Interval House of Hamilton / ON

Kaushee’s Place / YT

Kelowna Women’s Shelter – Central Okanagan Emergency Shelter Society / BC

Maison l’Accalmie / QC

La Maison des femmes de Sept-îles / QC

Maison Flora Tristan / QC

Maison d’hébergement Simonne-Monet-Chartrand / QC

Maplegate House for Women / ON

Marianne’s Place (Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis) / ON

Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society / AB

Moose Jaw Transition House / SK

Mountain Rose Women’s Shelter Association / AB

Nellie’s / ON

North Shore Crisis Services Society / BC

North York Women’s Shelter / ON (under renovation)

Nova House Inc. / MB

Nova Vita Domestic Violence Prevention Services / ON

Odyssey House / AB

Portage Family Abuse Prevention Centre Inc. / MB

Prince George and District Elizabeth Fry Society (Amber House and Eagle’s Nest) / BC

Rainy River District Women’s Shelter of Hope / ON

Raven’s Keep Transition House / BC

Red Door Family Shelter / ON

The Redwood / ON

Rowan House Emergency Shelter / AB

Safe Haven Women’s Shelter Society / AB

Saskatoon Interval House / SK

Strathcona Shelter Society (A Safe Place) / AB

The Tamitik Status of Women Association (Dunmore Place) / BC

Thompson Crisis Centre Inc. / MB

Vancouver Rape Relief & Women’s Shelter / BC

Violence Against Women, Services Elgin County / ON

Virginia Sam Transition House / BC

Willow House / NL

WIN House (Edmonton Women’s Shelter) / AB

Women and Children’s Shelter of Barrie / ON

Women’s Community House / ON

Women’s Habitat / ON

Women’s House Serving Bruce and Grey / ON

Women’s Safe Haven / Resource Service Inc. / MB

Xolhemet Society / BC

Yellowhead Emergency Shelter (Y.E.S) for Women Society
/ AB

YWCA Lethbridge (Harbour House) / AB

YWCA Yellowknife – Alison McAteer House, Sutherland House, and Lynn’s Place / NT