Social Services - Women's Services

Canadian Federation of University Women

The Salt Spring Island branch of the CFUW is part of an international organization of women who are university graduates or who have an equivalent qualification.more info

Address / Contact Info
Ursula Livingston: (250) 537-8561
Linda Counsell: (250) 653-2424

Islanders Working Against Violence (IWAV)

IWAV is a non-profit organization providing services throughout the Southern Gulf Islands to women and their children affected by poverty, violence and abuse.more info

Address / Contact Info
Box 376 Ganges PO
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2W1
toll free: 1-877-435-7544
Phone: (250) 537-0735
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Outreach Services for Women

Help in understanding abuse and how it affects women and their children. Information on, and help connecting with services and resources. Working to develop a safety plan. Supporting in the development of a transition plan to become free of abuse, based on individual's goals and the steps they want to take to get there.more info

Address / Contact Info
Islanders Working Against Violence (IWAV) Women Outreach Services
BC
Phone: (250) 537-0717
toll-free: 1-888-537-0717
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Salt Spring Island Transition House

Provides safe, free, and confidential first-stage transitional housing for single self-identified women with or without children seeking safety from violence and abuse, including victims of sexual assault and stalking.more info

Address / Contact Info
Islanders Working Against Violence (IWAV)
Box 376 Ganges P
, Salt Spring Island, BC
Phone: (250) 537-0735
toll-free: 1-877-435-7544
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Salt Spring Island's Women's Institute

The Institute's aims are to improve conditions of rural life, to promote the theory and practice of agriculture, to promote home economics, public health, child welfare, education, better schools and cultural activities.more info

Address / Contact Info
Phone: (250) 653-4224

Stopping the Violence Counselling

This program offers counselling to women on Salt Spring Island who have experienced violence in relationships, sexual abuse or childhood abuse. more info

Address / Contact Info
Islanders Working Against Violence (IWAV)
Box 376 Ganges PO
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2W1
Phone: (250) 538-5568
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The Circle Salt Spring Education Society

The mandate of SWOVA is to develop solutions to prevent violence and abuse against women and children through education, community development, and research.more info

Address / Contact Info
Community Development and Research Society
344 Lower Ganges Road
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2V3
Phone: (250) 537-1336
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Transitions Thrift Store

Transitions supports and enhances the programs and services of Islanders Working Against Violence (IWAV).more info

Address / Contact Info
Islanders Working Against Violence (IWAV)
#1-144 Fulford-Ganges Road, (beside Salt Spring Coffee)
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2K6
Phone: (250) 537-0661
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Voice of Women

Voice of Women is a national women's group founded in 1960 to work towards world peace, women's issues and environmental concerns.more info

Address / Contact Info
Maggie Schubart: (250) 537-9804
Marion Pape: (250) 537-4567