Annual Training Forum

Every year the BC Society of Transition Houses hosts an Annual Training Forum to gather and inspire anti-violence workers throughout BC. Whether in-person or virtual, the ATF brings people together to share their knowledge, skills and commitment to the work of supporting women, children and youth experiencing violence.

BC Society of Transition Houses invites you to register for our 2022 Annual Training Forum & AGM.



In a continuation of our ongoing theme of Strength in Solidarity, this year’s Annual Training Forum title is Self Care, Collective Care, and Sustainability. Please join the BCSTH community as we gather in person to learn, share and celebrate together the tremendous heavy-lifting that our sector has accomplished this year and the increasingly critical need for our complex services across BC and Canada. We know that the success and sustainability of our work depends on our wellness through solidarity and connection – not only in self-care, but also in collective care. We hope to learn together and find inspiration, reinvigoration, and reaffirmation of our vital community as we gather together in person for the first time since 2019, and cultivate our ongoing solidarity and resilience in a shared journey to end violence against all women, children and youth.

Date: Tuesday, October 18 – Friday, October 21, 2022

Location: Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport 8181 Cambie Road. Richmond, BC V6X 3X9 Unceded Coast Salish Territories

Planner: If you have any questions please contact our Annual Training Forum Coordinator: Natasha Thom at 

Registration Fees: 

  • Early Bird Registration Extended (Sep 7-30) Members $180/ Non-Members $200 
  • Full Rate Registration (Sep 31-Oct 7) Members $200/ Non-Members $220
  • Virtual Registration (Sep 7-Oct 14) Members $50/ Non-Members $75

In person registration fees include full access to all training sessions, Thursday evening reception and band, breakfast (Wednesday-Friday) and lunch (Wednesday and Thursday only).

Virtual registration fees include livestreamed access to our conference plenary sessions, and a special virtual networking session on Wednesday evening. It does NOT include live access to our workshop sessions, though recordings of most workshops (with permission of presenters) will be made available to all ATF registrants after the conclusion of the ATF.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing on or before October 1, 2022 for a refund, minus a $20 administrative fee. Cancellations received after October 1st will not be refundable, but will be transferable to another colleague working within your organization, who has not already been registered.

Early Bird Policy: To receive the early bird rate, you must be registered AND have a payment by September 30, 2022.

Accommodations: The guest room block at the Radisson Hotel has been sold out. For those who still need guest rooms, a room block is available at the Sheraton Four Points Vancouver Airport Hotel. A special rate of $159 CAD (plus 16% taxes) will be offered to ATF attendees. For reservations, please email with full name, check in/out dates, preferred room type (standard king or standard room with 2 double beds) and any special requests. They will book this in their system and will contact you for the credit card number to complete the reservations. Book by Monday, October 3.

Getting to Richmond:

The Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport is easily accessible by car or public transit. Visit this link for a map to the hotel. 

We look forward to seeing you all in October. Have questions? Please refer to Frequently Asked Questions and contact Natasha Thom, Annual Training Forum Coordinator at



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