Web Links

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.

Domestic Violence

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

Domestic Abuse, Sexual Violence and Substance Use

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.

Statistics Canada
Violence Against Women Statistical Trends Oct 2006

The White Ribbon Campaign: Men Working To End Violence Against Women

Workplaces Respond to Domestic Violence
Workplaces Respond

Victim Assistance

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

Victim Link
Crisis support and referrals to resources in BC
P: 1-800-563-0808

Addictions Services



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
P: 1-866-577-2525

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:

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.

Cycle of Violence

Information Sharing Tools 
(a reference tool for making decisions related to privacy legislation)