Serving the community since 1973, Dixon Transition Society helps to reduce the impact of domestic violence by providing a safe haven for women and children. Transitional housing programs, counselling and outreach services form a continuum of care to help women and children live a life free from violence. Read more about our programs.
To see women and children free from violence
To raise awareness about and to provide a continuum of services including safe housing, support, counselling and education for women and children impacted by violence.
Respect – celebrating individuality and diversity
Trust – providing an environment of safety confidentiality and security
Acceptance – freedom of choice and unconditional support
Education – increasing awareness of the issues and impacts of violence against women and children
Our approach to supporting women and children impacted by domestic violence is based on feminist ideology. We recognize the societal power imbalances that lead to women being exposed to abuse and violence, and we understand the dynamics of abuse and the impact it has on the family and the community.
We are committed to increasing awareness about the impact of violence against women and children, as well as educating our community on these issues. Our role in the community is to provide support and advocacy to women and children fleeing abuse. We believe that addressing violence against women and children is the responsibility of a community as a whole. Until we address the systematic barriers that contribute to violence against women and children, we will not be able to eliminate domestic violence.
We provide women and children with a fully supportive and non-judgmental environment during their time of need. As facilitators, we see ourselves as having a continuing role as educators, advocates, consultants and catalysts for actively decreasing violence in our community.
We acknowledge that we work on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Click Dixon Strategic Plan 2017-2020 to view our Strategic Priorities.
Dixon Society Charity BN/Registration #: 12977 8130 RR0001
Special thanks to our funders and donors for their support of our programs and services:
Dixon Transition Society was named a finalist in the Non-Profit Organization of the Year award category for the 2018 Burnaby Business Excellence Awards.