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.

Who we support
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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.

Government of Canada to Fund Crisis Hotlines Responding to Gender-Based Violence in British Columbia

November 25th, 2022
News Release November 25, 2022 – Victoria, British Columbia — Women and Gender Equality Canada Crisis hotlines are a lifeline to survivors of gender-based violence and are critical support services....

Notice of 2022 Annual General Meeting

October 4th, 2022
The 2022 BCSTH AGM will take place on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 1:15-2:15pm PST at the Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport, Richmond BC. The AGM will also be livestreamed for those...
Check upcoming events for things you don’t want to miss!
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.
Online
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....
Online
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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