Web Links and other important resources
While these sites and web graphics are deemed to have useful information in general, Northern Society for Domestic Peace is not responsible for their content. Inclusion in our Resources Web Links page in no way implies an endorsement of the contents of the sites.
BC Society of Transition Houses
The most-up-to-date resource on transition houses in British Columbia.
Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women
Canadian Women's Foundation
Domestic Violence BC
Ending Violence Association of BC
National Clearinghouse on Family Violence
Online Safety for Women and Children
Parents can keep their children safe online:
Be web aware!
Working to halt online abuse: www.haltabuse.org
Shelternet - Making Links for Abused Women
Information on understanding abuse, making a safety plan, and finding a shelter in your area. It also Includes stories by women who share their experiences of pain, courage and change.
Violence Against Women Statistical Trends Oct 2006
The White Ribbon Campaign: Men Working To End Violence Against Women
Workplaces Respond to Domestic Violence
BC Govt - Ministry of Justice
Resources for Victims and Witnesses of crime
The Crime Victim Assistance Program
Under the Crime Victim Assistance Act, victims injured as a result of certain crimes, immediate family members of an injured or deceased victim, and some witnesses may be eligible for financial assistance or benefits from the Crime Victim Assistance Program. Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Victim Services Division, administers the Crime Victim Assistance Program in accordance with the Crime Victim Assistance Act and regulations.
As a victim of crime you may be eligible for the following: medical or dental services/expenses, prescription drug expenses, disability aids; vocational services/expenses; income support; lost earning capacity; counselling; protective measures; repair or replacement costs of damaged or destroyed personal property; home modifications, maintenance or moving expenses; maintenance for a child born as a result of the prescribed offence; vehicle modification or acquisition; homemaker, childcare or personal care services/expenses; and ansportation adn related expenses. Witnesses or immediate family members are eligible for different compensations. Please see the appropriate category in the website, depending on whether you are a victim, a witness or an immediate family member.
Local research study to examine factors influencing rural women, with a focus on Indigenous women, to stay in or leave their communities when fleeing violence and facing homelessness and the supports they require.
Critical Choices: Rural Women, Violence and Homelessness 2013
Crisis support and referrals to resources in BC
BC Income Assistance
Child Support Calculator in BC
Child Witness Court Preparation Program
Legal information and resources in BC
Cory's Courthouse - Prep for Children who will testify in Court
Family Law Phone Line
Family Law lawyers will give free, brief, 'next step' advice over the phone between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm each weekday. Call Toll Free 1-866-577-2525.
Free legal information, referrals and advice from lawyers by phone
Lawyer Referral Service
Find a lawyer
Toll Free 1-800-663-1919
Library of Free Legal Information
Toll Free 1-800-565-5297
Preparation for Testifying in Court
Your Welfare Rights in BC
Printable Guides and Brochures:
- * Kids Helping Kids Guide
- * Helping My Child Guide
- * Little Eyes, Little Ears - How Violence Against a Mother Shapes Children as they Grow (2007)
- * Interventions With Children Exposed to Domestic Violence Guide (For use by professionals)
- * Information for Mothers Who Have Left Abusive Relationships
- Peace Bonds and Restraining Orders - Online Booklet
Print this document and use it for ideas on developing your own Personal Safety Plan
Power and Control Wheels
These are visual illustrations of the various components and impacts of power imbalances. They have been accessed from many places on the internet. Northern Society for Domestic Peace thanks the developers in each case, and takes no responsibility for the content.
- Domestic Violence
- Woman Abuse in the Childbearing Year
- Community Action
- Child Abuse
- Child Witnessing Violence
- Nurturing Children
- Teen Violence
- Teen Partners
- First Nations
- Gay and Lesbian
- Gay, Lesbian and Trans
- Homosexual Partners
- Immigrant Women
- Later Life
- Older People
- Elders and People with Disabilities
Cycle of Violence
Information Sharing Tools (a reference tool for making decisions related to privacy legislation)