Our story began in 1986 when Janet MacDonald sought to address the lack of services and programs available for women in violent relationships. We owe so much to all our Founding Mothers, whose tireless efforts and advocacy have brought us to where we are today.
Our Transition House first opened its doors in 1992, and the Boundary Women's Resource Centre followed in 1994. We now operate a six-bed Transition House and other programs such as Second Stage Housing, Women's Outreach, and Counselling.
With a dedicated staff of 22, and the guidance of our board, we are committed to providing a safe and healing space and support programs for women and children of the Boundary region.
Over the years, we have been blessed with support from our local communities. Countless individuals and organizations have donated their expertise, money, and energy in support of our mission to support women and children in need.
We've seen incredible acts of kindness, such as local RCMP members who hosted a fundraiser golf tournament; a retired NHL hockey player who organized volunteers to build a shed for donated household items; a group from BC Telephone Pioneers who raised money to build a privacy fence at our Transition House; and, Midway BC Fire/Rescue for hosting a charity hockey game in support of our programs.
Generous grants from Phoenix Foundation and GFCU Donor Advised Fund have also provided furniture, an outdoor pet enclosure and pet carriers; a stove and laundry appliances, shelving, tables and chairs, and storage cabinets. Area residents have also donated linens, towels, and personal hygiene items for women and children supported by our programs and services.
We gratefully acknowledge the kindness and generosity from so many over the years.
Your gifts and support inspire us to continue our mission to provide vital services and a safe space to women and children.
A community where women and their children thrive,
free from violence and abuse.
Boundary Women’s Coalition provides safety, shelter, support, advocacy, resources, and connection to community for women and children who are impacted by violence and/or abuse.
We are committed to working from a feminist perspective, one that aims to help us better understand and address unequal and sometimes oppressive gender relations. Our work is anchored in the following values:
Respect & Self Determination
Learning & Empowerment
Integrity & Accountability
Safety & Confidentiality
Self-Awareness & Boundaries
About Our Logo
Our inspiring new brand symbolizes the unity, safety, and hope we offer. The flower-shaped stepping stone design with way-finder pin petals symbolizes the journey each woman takes as she finds her way into a safe, self-directed and empowered life.
It also represents the collaboration of unique individuals and our unified effort to support and advocate for women in need, and our shared vision of fostering a community where they can live free from violence, find healing, and thrive.
The colours are soothing, yet strong; the ordered visual elements illustrate our commitment to good governance, and operating with trust, respect, confidence and integrity.