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About IWAV

Islanders Working Against Violence (IWAV) is a non-profit society providing services throughout the Southern Gulf Islands to women and their children affected by poverty, violence and abuse.

Vision Statement

“We envision people living free from poverty, violence and abuse.”

We operate the Salt Spring Island Transition House, the 24-Hour Violence & Abuse Help Line, Women’s Outreach Services, Stopping the Violence Counselling for Women and The PEACE (Prevention, Education, Advocacy, Counselling and Empowerment) Program for Children and Youth Experiencing Violence (formerly the Children Who Witness Abuse program). We also run a community-based thrift store, “Transitions”, in downtown Ganges on Salt Spring Island as a fundraising program for the organisation. We work from a feminist perspective and offer non-judgmental support and information that will assist women in making their own choices.

Mission Statement

Islanders Working Against Violence (IWAV) is a non-profit, charitable society on Salt Spring Island providing services throughout the Southern Gulf Islands to women and their children affected by poverty, violence and abuse.

Values

Respect: We demonstrate respect for our clients and each other
Integrity: We maintain the confidentiality and dignity of our clients
Compassion: We are kind and caring in our work
Resourcefulness: We seek out opportunities to achieve our mission
Safety: We provide an environment that feels safe for our clients and staff

IWAV respectfully recognizes that IWAV is located in the unceded traditional territories of the Hul’qumi’num and SENĆOŦEN speaking peoples.