How can we help you?

We envision people living free from poverty, violence and abuse.

In our anti-violence services and housing, IWAV welcomes all women, inclusive of trans women, and non-gender conforming people and members of the LGBTQ+ community in all our services.

IWAV is here for you. You have the right to be safe.

Islanders Working Against Violence is a non-profit society providing services throughout the Southern Gulf Islands to women and their children affected by poverty, violence and abuse. IWAV also provides affordable housing to individuals, families, seniors and people with disabilities.

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sexual assault response program

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Sleepwear, arts & crafts, children’s clothing, monetary donations & more.

transition housing

A safe space for those who need it now. Learn more about our transition housing.

COVID-19 UPDATES

IWAV's services remain AVAILABLE during COVID-19.

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Here to help those impacted by violence and abuse. Learn more now.

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24/7 VIOLENCE & ABUSE HELPLINE
Toll-free 1-877-435-7544
Local (250) 537-0735
TTY accessible for the deaf and hard of hearing