Go the #DistanceForDixon!

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Do you enjoy walks along Vancouver’s glorious English Bay? Or perhaps you’re a seasoned athlete, looking to best your last half-marathon time. Maybe you’re dedicated to ending violence against women and children. Maybe it’s a little bit of everything! Regardless of your motive, we have a spot for you on Team Dixon.

This year, all the funds raised for Dixon Transition Society during the Scotiabank Charity Challenge (yes, 100% of what we raise goes straight to our programs!) will go to our Child Support program.

Why Child Support?

Many of the children who come to us have often witnessed violence, if not directly experienced it. We know that children who grow up to respect women and learn how to express emotions in a healthy way are an indicator of the cycle of violence being broken. We want the children in our care to grow up safe and happy, with every opportunity to succeed and go the distance.

Because of this, we design programs with their mental and emotional well-being in mind. Dedicated Child Support Workers at Dixon Transition House and Wenda’s Place model healthy behaviour for the children. Our child support program also offers fun and educational group activities, like arts and crafts sessions and workshops.

Unfortunately, the funding for this vital program is about to be entirely eliminated.

This year, our goal is to raise $20,000 during the Scotiabank Charity Challenge so we can keep the child support program running at Dixon!

About the Event

The Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon and 5K presented by Canada Running Series is a highlight in the city every year. Scotiabank is an amazing community partner that is excited about seeing charities thrive and collective impact happen, so each year they sponsor the event so that charities can recruit teams and carry out peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns. The best part? Scotiabank covers all of the processing and administrative fees for funds raised so that everything you raise or donate goes directly to the need!

2019 Race Date: June 23, 2019
Location: Stanley Park

Sign me up!

When you register for the race through Canada Running Series, you will get to the Scotiabank Charity Challenge section where you will be given the option to choose a charity for whom you would like to raise funds (HINT: make sure you pick Dixon!)

We also have a 15% registration discount if you’re racing for Dixon, so get in touch with us and let us know that you would like to go the distance for Dixon if you would like the code! 

When you’ve finished the entire race registration process, you will have your very own fundraising page that you may then share with your network and begin to rally support. All funds raised through your site (as well as any personal cash and cheques that you raise), go directly to Dixon. Tax receipts will be issued accordingly.

Questions? Give us a call at 604-433-4191 or email us. We’d love to chat more! 


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Dixon’s 7th annual Christmas Jazz Concert

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Our 7th annual Christmas Jazz Concert, held on Sunday, December 2, 2018, was a sold out success!

Thank you so much to all of our friends and supporters who came out to the event to support Dixon House. It was so wonderful to celebrate the season with everyone: we are so grateful for everything that you do, during the holiday season and beyond, to help us see a world where all women and children are free from violence.

All proceeds from the event go toward Dixon House, our 10-bed emergency home, where women and children come immediately after fleeing violence.

At the concert, Dixon’s incredible supporters raised $8,700 for Dixon House! Buy buying a ticket, bidding on a silent auction item, or making a donation, the folks who attended the event are helping us provide our comprehensive supports to the women and children staying at the transition house. Thanks to them, women and children are able to access food, clothing, personal and household supplies, workshops, counselling, and so on, all at no cost.


Appreciation Event 2018 #DixonThanksYou

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On Thursday, October 11, Dixon Transition Society hosted its Donor & Volunteer Appreciation Event for 2018.

We say it again and again, because it’s true: Dixon cannot do what we do without the support of our incredible donors and volunteers. We have an amazing community of people who give to Dixon. They give their time, expertise, money, sometimes all of the above and even more.

We are so happy to have the opportunity to appreciate our donors and volunteers at our Appreciation Event. We offered refreshments, door prizes (thanks to some generous donors, once again), and a special presentation on research findings from an evaluation of our Second Stage Housing program.

Dixon is a community, both within the housing facilities and among the people who support our programs. We were so happy to get to know our donors and volunteers better, and we were delighted to see donors and volunteers getting to know each other, as well.

Thank you so much again to all of our guests who took time out of their day to come and be with us, and thank you for everything you do to keep women and children safe and free from violence. Your support certainly helps provide safety and security for these women, but your kindness and generosity also helps instill a sense of self-worth in the women we serve. Thanks to you, they are cared for, and they are reminded that they deserve safety, care, and the opportunity to rebuild their lives.

We will be sharing more photos from the event very soon, so keep an eye out on this page!


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