About Us

Through more recent inclusion forums, the Women’s center recognizes it’s deep history of ‘radical feminisim’ as exclusionary, racist, trans exclusive, and we are committed to the process of unlearning elitist social justice mentalities and relearning through dialog in order to implement policy changes, as individuals, as a collective, and as a community.

The Centre is committed to facilitating on campus and off campus social justice organizing, workshops, and other events. Supporting marginalized individuals who have historically been excluded from such activist organizing we strive to work in a horizontal manner and work to ensure that our events are accessible to all those who wish to attend and contribute.

We are committed to facilitating a creative, collaborative, community space through initiatives like our Thirdspace zine, growing food at the Campus Community Garden, racialized and Indigenous women’s circle, and our all genders/agender feminist library.

The Women’s Centre is governed by a feminist collective that uses a consensus based decision making model and is driven by volunteer participation. If you wish to see workshops, events, or changes at the Centre we encourage you to attend a collective meeting or contact us in any way you feel comfortable.

Art of resistance

We use arts and creative projects to create discourse around important social justice issues such as racism, misogyny, reproductive rights, homophobia, transphobia, police brutality, and more.

Check out our blog for recent projects or come into the centre to discover and volunteer for current or future projects.

What’s new

Volunteers

Resources

Community Resources

Anti-Violence Project:
(250) 372 4388

Access UVic:
(250) 472-4389

Campus Security
(250)-721-7599,
(250)-721-8981

Counselling Services:
(250) 721- 8341

Health Services:
(250) 721-8492

Housing Office
(250)-721-8395

Human Rights & Equity Office:
(250) 721-7007

Indigenous Counseling Office
(250) 472-5605

Interfaith Chaplaincy
(250)-721-8338

Native Students’ Union:
(250) 472-4394

Ombudsperson
(250)-721-8357

Peer Helping Centre
(250) 721-8343

Positive Space Network -psn@uvic.ca

Pride:
(250) 472-4393

Students of Colour Collective:
(250) 472-4697

UVic Security / Emergency Line:
(250) 721-7599

SUB Building Attendant
(access to room keys after hours)
250-213-9319
On-call, after 5pm-10pm

SUB General Office
All SUB operations: services, bookings, accounting, etc.
250-472-4317
SUB B128

SUB Info Booth
General UVSS information: ISIC card, UPass validation, dental/ health plans etc.
250-721-8355
SUB A112

Victoria Poly 101 on Campus
Currently meeting Thursdsays on campus
victoriapoly101@gmail.com

VIPIRG– (250)-721-8629

Off Campus Resources

AIDS Vancouver Island:
(250) 384-2366

Antidote: Multiracial & Indigenous Girls & Women’s Networkinfo@antidotenetwork.org

BC Families in Transition
(250) 386-4331

Camosun College Women’s Centre
(250) 370-3484

The Cridge Transition House for Women
(250) 479-3963

HerWay Home
250-388-5524
547 Michigan street, Victoria
HerWay Home provides health care and social supports for pregnant and parenting women (with babies under 6 months old) who are affected by substance use, mental health issues and/or violence. We provide non-judgemental support, education and health care in a safe and welcoming drop-in space.

Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria
(250) 388-4728

Island Metis Family and Community Services Societywww.metis.ca

Island Sexual Health Society
(250) 592-3479

Kids Help Phone
(800) 668-6868

LawLINE
(866) 577-2525

The Law Centre
(250) 385-1221

Mary Manning Centre
(250)-210-1175

Men’s Trauma Centre:
(250) 381-6367

PEERS
(250) 388-5325

Project Respect:
(250) 383-5545

Rock Bay Landing Emergency Shelter:
535 Ellice st.

250-380-1951

Sandy Merriman House
(250) 480-1408

Seniors Serving Seniors
(250)-382-4331

Sex Positive Art and Resource Centre getSPARCed@gmail.com

Single Parent Resource Centre:
(250) 385-1114

Together Against Poverty Society (TAPS):
(250) 361-3521

Trans Alliance Society:
(604) 684-9872

Trans Vancouver Island – transvancouverisland@yahoo.ca

Vancouver Island Crisis Line:

(888)-494-3888

Vancouver Island Human Rights Coalition:
(250)-382-3012

Victim Link:
(800) 563-0808

Victim Services:
(604) 660-5199

Victoria Disability Resource Centre:
(250) 595-0044

Victoria Immigrant & Refugee Centre:
(250) 361-9433

Victoria Native Friendship Centre:
(250) 384-3211

Victoria Sexual Assault Centre:
(250) 383-3232

Victoria Women’s Transition House: (250) 592-2927 (Counselling);
250-385-6611 (Crisis Line)

Women’s Emergency Shelter – Sandy Merriman House:
(250) 381-2847

Women In Need
(250) 480-4006; win@womeninneed.ca

Contact

Phone

250-721-8353

Location

3800 Finnerty Road

Lekwungen/W̱SÁNEĆ territories

V8P 5CW

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday

9:00AM to 9:00PM

Email

wcentre@uvss.ca

Events

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