Who Are We

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.

Vision Statement

Women and children are free from violence.

Mission Statement

To raise awareness about domestic violence and to provide a continuum of services including safe housing, support and counselling for women and children impacted by violence.

Our Values

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

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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.

Strategic Priorities

Click Dixon Strategic Plan 2021-2024 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:

BC Housing logo
City of Burnaby logo
Province of British Columbia logo
United Way of Lower Mainland logo

Dixon Transition Society was named a finalist in the Non-Profit Organization of the Year award category in the Burnaby Business Excellence Awards:

Burnaby Business Excellence Awards 2018 Finalist

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