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

Associate Members support WSC initiatives through annual fees and provide front-line direct voices for our public campaigns, funder engagement, and government advisory work.

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

Benefits of Membership for 2023-2024

  • Leadership in our expert advisory and outreach campaigns.
    Upcoming: Opportunity for customized assets from WSC’s “More Than” campaign
  • Priority in selection processes for opportunities such as donations, events, pilots, etc.
  • Sectoral updates, policy analysis, and resources such as Policy Shifts and newsletters.
  • Listing on our website plus follows, shares, and spotlight opportunities on social media.

To renew your Associate Membership, please complete a brief member registration form.

Annual Associate Membership Fees: April 2023 – March 2024

This membership includes all sites/houses under your incorporated organization and are for organizations that are already members in good standing with one of WSC’s Full Member provincial/territorial shelter associations. You may request an invoice on the registration form.

  • $750 if your annual budget is over $1,000,000
  • $550 if your annual budget is between $500,000 and $1,000,000
  • $350 if your annual budget is less than $500,000

If you are NOT a member of one of WSC’s full member organizations:

  • $3500

Please reach out to Sarah McIntosh at for any questions about the AM program.

How to Join


Complete the 2023-2024 online Associate Member information form HERE.


Membership payments can be made by cheque and mailed to: Women’s Shelters Canada, 85 Albert St, Suite 1501, Ottawa ON K1P 6A4

Or through PayPal here:

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