Through training, resources, advocacy and research the BC Society of Transition Houses serves and supports anti-violence workers providing support services and programs for women*, children and youth experiencing violence. Our support includes:

  • Developing and delivering training, including our Annual Training Forum
  • Keeping members up-to-date on emerging provincial, national and international issues
  • Advocating on behalf of our membership to government and other stakeholders
  • Providing public education and prevention activities
  • Providing a free library of resources to members
  • Researching and publishing position papers on legal issues, policy analysis, practice guidance, and more

We approach anti-violence work through an intersectional feminist framework incorporating a critical lens to the systems of power and oppression.

Please note: BCSTH does not provide direct services or online support, please visit the Get help now section of our site if you require immediate assistance.

* The term “women” refers to and is inclusive of all self-identified women. BCSTH recognizes that while gender-based violence has significant impacts on cis-gender women and girls in Canada, 2SLGBTQQIA+ and gender non-conforming people are disproportionately impacted by experiences of violence.