Your donation can change lives

The GVWSS is a registered Canadian charitable organization. Your support helps families.

How to contribute

If you would like to support the Greater Victoria Women’s Shelter Society, please donate through CanadaHelps.

Donations go directly to those in need as our permanent staff are funded by the Government of British Columbia (through BC Housing) and our board is comprised of volunteers. 

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Stuff to donate? 

Currently we aren’t able to accept direct donations of physical objects. Please contact Women in Need. The women and children in our program can access all the clothing and household goods they need from Women in Need for free! WiN also accept furniture for their New Start program, which our residents often access when they are ready to move on from our program and begin building a new life for their family with more independence

We also get a lot of support from 1Up Single Parent Resource Centre and the Mustard Seed, who both accept donations and redistribute them to community members and shelters across the South Island.