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 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.

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


Our newest full member!


Transition House Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

Transition House Association of Nova Scotia

Women’s Transition Home (Yukon)

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.

Aimee Beaulieu Transition House / BC

Anderson House / PE

Anova (formerly Women’s Community House) / ON

Beendigen Incorporated / ON

Bethesda House / ON

The Brenda Strafford Society for the Prevention of Domestic Violence / AB

Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter / AB

Camrose Women’s Shelter Society / AB

Cara Transition House / NL

Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter / AB

Chrysalis House / ON

Chrysalis House Association / NS

Columbus House of Hope (St. Paul & District Crisis Association) / AB

Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre / ON

Crossroads for Women / NB

Crossroads Resource Centre and Women’s Shelter / AB

Crossroads YWCA Peterborough Haliburton / ON

Dawson Women’s Shelter / YT

The Denise House / Sedna Women’s Shelter / ON

Domestic Abuse Services Oxford / ON

Dr. Margaret Savage Crisis Centre / AB

Eagle’s Nest Stoney Family Shelter / AB

Eastman Crisis Centre Inc. – Agape House /MB

Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter / ON

Family Support Centre / NT

Family Transition Place / ON

Faye Peterson House (Crisis Homes Inc.) / ON

First Step Women’s Shelter / 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

Herizon House / ON

Hope Haven Emergency Shelter and Lynne’s House / AB

Huron Women’s Shelter / ON

Ingamo Homes / ON

Interim Place / ON

Interval House / ON

Interval House of Hamilton / ON

Interval House of Ottawa / ON

Iris Kirby House / NL

Joy’s Place, Tri-City Transition Society / BC

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

Kirkina House / NL

Ksan Transition House / BC

Maison l’Accalmie / QC

Maison d’amitié / ON

Maison Flora Tristan / QC

La Maison d’hébergement L’Égide / QC

Maison d’hébergement Simonne-Monet-Chartrand / QC

Manitoulin Family Resources – Haven House / ON

Maplegate House for Women / ON

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

Mattawa Women’s Resource Centre / ON

Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society / AB

Moose Jaw Transition House / SK

Mountain Rose Women’s Shelter Association / AB

Muskoka Interval House / ON

Nellie’s / ON

Northern Haven Support Society / AB

Nova House Inc. / MB

Nova Transition House (Chimo Community Services) / BC

Odyssey House / AB

Options Community Services (Evergreen Transition House and Virginia Sam Transition House) / BC

Parkland Crisis Centre & Women’s Shelter / MB

Portage Family Abuse Prevention Centre Inc. / MB

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

Raven’s Keep Transition House / BC

Red Door Family Shelter / ON

The Redwood / ON

Safe Haven Women’s Shelter Society / AB

Saskatoon Interval House / SK

Serenity House / NB

The Shield of Athena, Family Services / QC

Sofia House / SK

Sonshine Society of Christian Community Services / AB

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

Thompson Crisis Centre Inc. / MB

Three Oaks Foundation / ON

Wheatland Crisis Society / AB

Willow Place / MB

WIN House / AB

Women and Children’s Shelter of Barrie / ON

Women’s House Serving Bruce and Grey / ON

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

Women’s Transition Home – Kaushee’s Place and Betty’s Haven / YT

Yellow Brick House / ON

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

Yorkton Tribal Council – Project Safe Haven / SK

YWCA Hamilton / ON

YWCA Toronto / ON

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