VWTH Annual General Meeting – Tuesday, September 11th

July 30th, 2018


The Board of Directors of Victoria Women’s Transition House Society invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting, as we mark another year serving women and children fleeing abusive situations and working towards a community free of violence and abuse.

Date: Tuesday, September 11th
Time: 2pm-4pm
Venue: Oak Room at Carlton House of Oak Bay


If you would like to join us at our AGM, please RSVP to Samantha Flood at samanthaf@vwth.bc.ca

Cherish: A Glamorous Evening of Fashion and Philanthropy

July 27th, 2018

 Cherish 2018 is now SOLD OUT!


We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, October 4th
Doors open at 6:45PM | Show at 8:00PM
Crystal Ballroom & Palm Court
Fairmont Empress (721 Government Street)

Join us as sixteen dancers groove to music and model the latest in men’s and women’s fashions. Expect amazing fashion ensembles, gorgeous hair and make-up, and incredible auction items all in support of Dance Victoria’s community programs and Victoria Women’s Transition House. A glass of wine and light canapés are included.

Hosted by Tess Van StraatenCherish is generously sponsored by Kirsty Thomson and Willow Wealth Management of Raymond James.

Contact Elizabeth for opportunities to join our Cherish Community Champion donor program at elizabetho@vwth.bc.ca or to contribute to our silent auction.

*Tax receipt for a portion provided.

Raise the Roof for SHELTER

July 26th, 2018

Join us for the 6th annual Raise the Roof for Shelter event!

Raise the Roof for Shelter is a Victoria fundraiser started by the Modern Real Estate Team in 2013. The money raised supports the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation and the funds are redirected back into our community to support four local women’s shelters, including Victoria Women’s Transition House.

The Mixer Style evening includes delicious Hors d’oeuvres from Kitchens of Distinction, cash bar, amazing silent auction, and SHOES! John Fleuvog has generously offered 50% of their profits of shoe sales to the cause.

Date: Friday October 12, 6-9pm
Location: John Fluevog Shoe Store, 566 Johnson Street, Victoria

Bodacious Fashion Show and Fundraiser

July 25th, 2018

Join us at a Live Fashion Show in sizes 10-24! Live music, draw prizes and so many other treats!

Friday, October 26 at 6pm
Bodacious Victoria boutique, 211 Langley Street (Murchie’s Building)

Proceeds from ticket sales will be directed to Victoria Women’s Transition House.

Find out more on their Facebook Event Page

From Frump to Fabulous

July 24th, 2018

We are delighted and grateful for the support of the team behind “Frump to FABULOUS”, a fashion and beauty tips event spotlighting two lucky women who will be ‘revealed’ after a five month make-over. All proceeds to VWTH.

Date: Wednesday, September 12th
Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm
Place: Kinsmen Fieldhouse, 1767 Island Hwy, Victoria
Cost: $65+fee.

Join for an evening of empowerment and fun; network and connect with other amazing women and support VWTH in the process!

Buy Tickets Online

Yoga for a Cause

July 20th, 2018

Yoga for a Cause: Donation-Based Classes at the Doubletree by Hilton Victoria

This September, you can join local instructor Nicole Sampson for a 1-hour all levels yoga class at the DoubleTree by Hilton Victoria. This class is by cash donation, with 100% of the profits going to a local cause – and for September, it is Victoria Women’s Transition House! Class admittance is by-donation, and you are asked to bring your own mat, as only a few will be available to use.

Date: Thursdays (September 6, 13, 20)
Time: 5:15pm (1 hour class)
Location: Table 21 @ the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (777 Douglas Street)
For further information, please call 250-940-3104

Royal LePage Shelter Foundation Golf Party 2018

July 18th, 2018

The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation has been outstanding in its annual support for VWTH. They are hosting their annual golf tournament fundraiser again this year, promising to be an entertaining afternoon, with golf prizes, silent & live auctions, dinner and more. Please note that Golf Registration is currently SOLD OUT but a wait list is being taken. There are a few Dinner Only tickets remaining at a cost of $50 each.

Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Time: 1:00pm with Silent Auction starting at 5:30pm
Place: Cedar Hill Golf Course

Every penny raised goes to support the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, which in turn is directed to four transition houses in the Victoria region, including VWTH. You can find the Event Page here.

VWTH in the Times Colonist – May, 2018

May 27th, 2018

VWTH created a multi-page supplement included in the May 27th, 2018 issue of the Times Colonist. The insert included articles on domestic violence and abuse, counselling supports, and inspirational art and stories provided by survivors. Pick up a copy at your nearest news stand, or in case you missed it, please download the full copy here.



Board of Directors Needed

May 1st, 2018


Are you interested in volunteering in an environment of accountability where work is carried out from a feminist perspective?

Do you believe each woman has the right to live a life free of relationship violence and abuse?

An outstanding opportunity to join a well-established, respected and successful not-for-profit organization aimed at building a community free of relationship violence and abuse is available.  Expressions of interest are requested from individuals who would like to volunteer on the Victoria Women’s Transition House Society Board of Directors.


Successful candidates will bring knowledge and experience to the Board in one or more of the following areas:

  • Finance and fiduciary oversight of a not-for-profit entity
  • Board governance
  • Outreach and advocacy in the local community – through both private and public-sector connections
  • Strategic thinking and business planning
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to build and nurture relationships of trust, collaborating with other Board members and the Society executive team

Board members are expected to:

  • Commit to the objectives and values of the Society, ensuring the Society receives appropriate Board-level support for the effective management and financial health of the organization
  • Regularly attend board meetings, special functions of the Board (as scheduled through the year), and participate in Board sub-committees and/or accept project-specific committee assignments
  • Familiarize themselves with the Society’s foundational documents, including the constitution, bylaws, and strategic plan
  • Contribute to effective board governance decision making and provide comment and input whenever required


Application Process:

Expressions of Interest (cover letter, resume, and 3 references) are requested by Friday 1 June 2018.  The VWTH Board Recruitment Committee will review submissions and convene interviews by the end of June.  Nominations will be considered by the Board at their Monday 27 August 2018 meeting, with the plan to confirm new Board appointments at the Society AGM scheduled in September 2018.

Submissions and general enquiries should be emailed to the attention of the Board Recruitment Committee, care of Heidi Gayleard at:  board@vwth.bc.ca

Thank you for expressing your interest in being part of the Victoria Women’s Transition House Society – a vibrant, forward-thinking organization dedicated to building a community free of relationship violence and abuse.



More about the Victoria Women’s Transition House Society:


The Victoria Women’s Transition House (VWTH) Society envisions a community free of relationship violence and abuse.


Working collaboratively, the Society provides shelter, support, counselling and education to women of all ages, with or without children, so that they can live free from the effects of abuse in intimate relationships. VWTH strives to prevent and eliminate abuse through education, advocacy and partnerships.


For more information about the Society, its objectives and activities please visit:




Paint Nite for Transition House – Monday, May 7th, 2018

March 19th, 2018

Join us for a night of  friends, painting and fun! No experience required – anyone who wants to put a brush to canvas is welcome to join the painting party. Paint Nite provides your canvas, brushes and an art instructor, who will guide you in creating a beautiful image. Food and drinks are available for purchase so you can enjoy a beverage or tasty meal while you paint.

Date: Monday, May 7th, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Scallywags Eatery, 1961 Douglas Street

Cost: $45*/person

Visit the event page here for tickets.


The evening is organized by Paint Nite Vancouver Island together with Coast Capital Insurance Services Ltd – Bay Centre Branch through the Western Communities Foundation. Click here to learn more about their fundraising efforts in support of Victoria Women’s Transition House.

*$15 from every ticket sold, goes towards Victoria Women’s Transition House Society.

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