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.

Action ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes

Action ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes was founded in 1988 by frontline workers who had identified the need for a province-wide organization. The organization comprises francophone feminist organizations working to end the oppression of women. AOcVF has a mandate to work to prevent violence, provide ongoing training for workers, set directions and take the initiative to establish French-language services, analyse issues and produce education and awareness materials in French, grounded in a feminist analysis of the social and community situation.

Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters

With offices located in Edmonton, Alberta, and representing 41 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.

Domestic Violence Association of New Brunswick (DVANB)

Following changes to the original New Brunswick Coalition formed in 1987, DVANB was formally founded in January 2009. DVANB is a non-profit organization working to address the issue of domestic and intimate partner violence (DIPV) in New Brunswick. DVANB represents and supports our 12 member organizations, which include seven second stage facilities and ten transition houses. We plan our work in response to the concerns that our members are hearing from the women and children who use their services. Our work includes public awareness, establishing standards in the DIPV sector, and advocacy for systems change. We work with government, other community organizations, and academic institutions to implement best practices in responding to DIPV across the province.

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.

Réseau des services pour victimes de violence du Nouveau-Brunswick

The Réseau is a non-profit organization whose members are shelters, second stage shelters, and services for women and children who are victims of violence. It serves a French-speaking and bilingual population. The Réseau’s vision is “a society free from all violence.” Its mandate is to offer support services to its members, act as spokespersons for its members, and to make the general population of the province aware of the reality of violence and its harmful effects.

Transition House Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

Transition House Association of Nova Scotia

Yukon Women’s Transition Home Society

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

Agape House – Eastman Crisis Centre Inc.  / MB

Alternatives for Women / ON

Amata Transition House Society / BC

Ann Davis Transition Society / BC

Anova: A Future Without Violence  / ON

Archway Society for Domestic Peace / BC

Beendigen / ON

Bethesda House / ON

Birchway Niagara / ON

Bryony House / NS

Brenda Strafford Centre / AB

Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter / AB

Camrose Women’s Shelter / AB

Canadian Mental Health Association, Kootenays Branch / BC

Canadian Pakistani Support Group / AB

Cape Breton Transition House Association / NS

Cara Transition House / NL

Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter / AB

Central Okanagan Emergency Shelter Society / BC

Catholic Social Services / AB

Chimo Community Services / BC

Chrysalis House Association / NS

Comox Valley Transition Society / BC

Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre / ON

Cythera Transition House Society / BC

Crossroads Resource Centre & Women’s Shelter / AB

Dawson Women’s Shelter / YT

Discovery House Family Violence Prevention Society / AB

Domestic Abuse Services Oxford / ON

Eagle’s Nest Stoney Family Shelter / AB

Embrave / ON

Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter / ON

Fairview and District Women’s Centre Association / AB

Family Support Centre / NT

Family Transition Place / ON

Faye Peterson House / ON

First Step Women’s Shelter / ON

Fundy Region Transition House, Inc. / NB

Genesis House / MB

Gillian’s Place / ON

Grace Sparkes House / NL

Grande Cache Transition House Society / AB

Guelph Wellington Women in Crisis / ON

Haldimand & Norfolk Women’s Services / ON

Halton Women’s Place / ON

Help and Hope for Families / YT

Helping Spirit Lodge / BC

Herizon House / ON

Hope Haven Society / AB

Hoshizaki House Dryden District Crisis Shelter / ON

Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society / BC

Ikwe-Widdjitiwin / MB

Ingamo Family Homes / ON

Interval House of Hamilton / ON

Interval House of Ottawa Maison interval d’Ottawa / ON

Iris Kirby House Inc. / NL

Islanders Working Against Violence / BC

Kingston Interval House / ON

Ksan House Society / BC

La Maison Anita Lebel / QC

La Maison des femmes de Québec / QC

La Maison d’hébergment L’Égide / OQ

La Maison du Réconfort / QC

L’Accueil Sainte-Famille / NB

L’Autre Chez-Soi / QC

Leeds and Grenville Interval House / ON

Leeside society / NS

Lennox and Addington Interval House / ON

Les Maisons de l’Ancre / QC

Liberty Lane / NB

Libra House / NL

Lloydminster Interval Home Society / AB

Maison d’aide et d’hébergement l’Accalmie / QC

Maison d’amitié / ON

Maison d’Ariane / QC

Maison d’Hébergement l’Équinoxe / QC

Maison Flora Tristan / QC

Maison Simonne Monet-Chartrand / QC

Manitoulin Family Resources / ON

Marjorie House / ON

Mattawa Women’s Resource Centre / ON

Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society / AB

Miramichi Emergency Centre for Women Inc. / NB

Mission Services of Hamilton / ON

Moose Jaw Transition House / SK

Mountain Rose Women’s Shelter Association / AB

Multi-Femmes / QC

Muskoka Women’s Advocacy Group / ON

Nelson Community Services Society / BC

Nellie’s / ON

Nelson House of Ottawa Carleton / ON

New Starts for Women / ON

North Coast Transition Society / BC

Northern Haven Support Society / AB

Nova House / MB

Nova Vita Domestic Violence Prevention Services / ON

Omineca Safe Home Society / BC

OPTIONS Community Services / BC

Parkland Crisis Centre & Women’s Shelter / MB

Peace River Regional Women’s Shelter / AB

Phoenix Transition Society / BC

Pincher Creek Women’s Emergency Shelter Association / AB

Prairie Harbour Inc / MB

Piwapan Women’s Centre / SK

Prince George and District Elizabeth Fry Society / BC

Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society / BC

qathet SAFE – Grace House / BC

Radiance Family Society / AB

Regina Transition House / SK

Rowan House Society / AB

Ruth’s House / AB

Saakaate House / ON

Safe Haven Women’s Shelter Society / AB

Salvation Army Kate Booth House / BC

Sara for Women (Women’s Resource Centre of the Fraser Valley) / BC

Saskatoon Interval House / SK

Shuswap Area Family Emergency Society / BC

SOFIA House Inc / SK

Sooke Transition House Society / BC

Stepping Stones Crisis Society / AB

Sunshine Coast Community Services Society / BC

The Brenda Strafford Foundation / AB

The Denise House Shelter and Support / ON

The Pas Committee for Women in Crisis / MB

The Redwood / ON

Third Place Transition House / NS

Thompson Crisis Centre / MB

Three Oaks Foundation / ON

Timmins and Area Women in Crisis / ON

Trail FAIR Society / BC

Unison Alberta / AB

Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre / ON

Wheatland Crisis Society / AB

Willow Place Inc. / MB

Wings of Providence Society / AB

Willow Place / MB

Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie / ON

Women’s Habitat / ON

Women’s House Serving Bruce and Grey / ON

Women’s Interval Home of Sarnia and Lambton / ON

Xolhemet Society / BC

Yellow Brick House / ON

Yellowhead Emergency Shelter for Women Society / AB

Yorkton Tribal Council – Project Safe Haven / SK

Yukon Women’s Transition Home Society / YT

YW Calgary / AB

YWCA Banff / AB

YWCA Durham / ON

YWCA Sudbury / ON

YWCA Toronto / ON