The BC Society of Transition Houses envisions communities free from violence for all women, children and youth.

Through training, resources, advocacy and research, the BC Society of Transition Houses supports anti-violence workers in British Columbia who deliver support services and programs for women, children and youth experiencing violence.

How we support

Our members are on the front line of providing direct services and supports to women and their children who are seeking safety from violence and abuse. They work in Transition, Second and Third Stage Houses, Safe Homes and PEACE programs throughout BC.

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Through training, resources, advocacy and research, the BC Society of Transition Houses supports anti-violence workers in British Columbia who deliver support services and programs for women, children and youth experiencing violence.
Our members are on the front line of providing direct services and supports to women and their children who are seeking safety from violence and abuse. They work in Transition, Second and Third Stage Houses, Safe Homes and PEACE programs throughout BC.
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Latest News

Find the latest news impacting anti-violence workers in BC and Canada.

PEACE Program campaign during Victims and Survivors of Crime Week 2022

May 15th, 2022
BCSTH was delighted to receive funding from the Department of Justice Canada to launch a PEACE Program campaign during Victims and Survivors of Crime week 2022! The PEACE Program PSA...

New BCSTH Website Launched!

May 11th, 2022
BCSTH is happy to announce the launch of its freshly designed website! We hope visitors will enjoy the new look and find it easier to navigate to points of interest....
Check upcoming events for things you don’t want to miss!
June 21st, 2022
This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The Canadian Constitution recognizes these three groups as Aboriginal...
October 17th, 2022
The 2022 BCSTH ATF will be taking place during the week of October 17– 21. Please stay tuned for more information. We look forward to seeing you there!
October 18th, 2022
The 2022 BCSTH Annual General Meeting will be taking place on Tuesday, October 18. Please stay tuned for more information. We look forward to seeing you there!
November 25th, 2022
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until...
November 25th, 2022
Women’s rights activists have observed 25 November as a day against gender-based violence since 1981. This date was selected to honour the Mirabal sisters, three political activists from the Dominican...
December 6th, 2022
It has been over 30 years since the murder of 14 young women at Polytechnique Montréal (December 6, 1989). This act of violent misogyny shook our country and led Parliament...

Current Projects

Read about our wide range of projects and partnerships.
Cedar Blankets: Building Wraparound Supports & Reducing Barriers for Indigenous Women and Children to Transition Houses and Safe Homes is a 5-year project funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada...
There has been an increasing trend reported by Canadian anti-violence workers where technology use and violence overlap. Technology can be used both to keep women* and children safe and misused...
This three-year project in partnership with Women’s Shelter Canada (WSC) is providing training and mentorship based on our PEACE Program to shelter workers in northern, rural and remote areas across...
Discover the online, in-person and customized training options we offer, tailored to the needs of anti-violence workers.
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Indigenous women experience distinct forms of violence as a result of historical and contemporary colonial policies and attitudes. The layering of colonial and gender violence has resulted in devastating outcomes....
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Transition Housing Programs are unique environments, with most entailing communal living environments with women, youth and children who may be in the midst of, or overcoming, crises.This course explores the...
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PEACE I focuses on learning how to work from a feminist and child-centred perspective. Participants learn important background on child and youth development, and how a child or youth’s development...

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