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 mentorship exchange program
  • Shelter Voices (national survey platform for awareness of the work of shelters)
  • Development of a comprehensive profile of shelters across Canada
  • Advocate for a National Action Plan on Violence against Women
  • National shelter conferences

Membership Benefits
1. Being part of a recognized, collective pan-Canadian voice on VAW and shelters/transition houses
2. Access to the shelter mentorship exchange program and WSC workshops and webinars Additional weight in selection processes for network-wide opportunities
3. Sectoral updates, policy analysis, and resources via a quarterly newsletter
4. Listing on our website plus social media follows and shares
5. Free give-aways from sponsors such as Endy, The Brick, Ikea, MODAT, H&M and L’Oréal
6. Discounts on registration for our second national shelter and transition house conference

Membership Cost:
2020-2021 membership in effect from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021
(This membership includes all sites/houses under your incorporated organization)

If you are a member of one of WSC’s full member organizations:

  • $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


How to Join


Download the associate membership application form here and email or mail it to Heather Stewart, Member Engagement Coordinator, at hstewart@endvwlocal.local or 85 Albert St, Suite 1501, Ottawa ON K1P 6A4.


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:

Budget Range