SOS: Supporting Our Sisters

This year has been challenging for everyone but especially so for women in vulnerable situations.

As part of the 16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence, the PSAC Vancouver Regional Women’s Committee has initiated a campaign called SOS: Supporting Our Sisters which will help assist women who are facing homelessness or require support through transition houses during the holiday season.

The Committee is calling on PSAC members to join with them in helping to support women and their families by providing them with the necessities they require to meet basic needs.

Here is how PSAC members can get involved:

  1. Contact a transition house or women's shelter in your local community and ask what support is required.
  2. Consider making a donation or dropping off required items to a transition house or women's shelter in your area. Remember to wear a mask and practice social distance measures!
  3. Show us how you participated in the SOS campaign by taking a picture of yourself either purchasing items or dropping off goods (or both) and send them to Monica Urrutia at, preferably by December 10, which is International Human Rights day and also marks the last of the 16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence. * Photos including the address of your donation are discouraged, as it may compromise the safety of those locations. Instead, let us know what city you donated to.

The Vancouver Regional Women’s Committee thanks youfor your support and looks forward to hearing from you.