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Events & Fundraising

Check out what we've been up to, and what we've got planned!

Menstrual Product Drive

Spring 2023

CWI is running an item drive in Victoria in support of our local shelters. Due to increased need and stigma, we are focusing our drive on menstrual products (including pads, tampons, and other reusable period items). However, all items are welcome!


Please visit our Menstrual Product Drive page

for more information.


Tote Bag & Holiday Card Fundraiser

Winter 2022

This holiday season, CWI is selling beautiful tote bags and wonderful holiday cards - all in support of our women's shelters. Our bags are 100% cotton and feature unique designs from our own UBC medical student, Lauren Yearwood. Each bag costs $16.


A pack of 5 cards costs $15 each, or you can get a 10 card-pack for $25. All items are available for free pickup at UBC, UVic, or UNBC.

All proceeds from our sales will be distributed to women’s shelters and transition homes across the Lower Mainland. 

Tote Bag

Item Drive

September 11, 2022

Shelters throughout BC are often underfunded and overwhelmed. These challenges have been heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has had an unprecedented and disproportionate impact on our shelters.

CWI will be hosting our annual item & cell phone drive. Our goal is to collect necessary items, used cell phones, and monetary donations for women’s shelters throughout BC.

To find out how to give,
visit our event page with the link below.

Holding Hands

Holiday Fundraiser

Winter 2021

Last winter we designed specialty Holiday cards in support of local women's shelters! Stay tuned for similar fundraisers coming in 2022. 

Item Drive

August 29, 2021

Shelters in BC are often overwhelmed and underfunded, an issue which has been magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic.


CWI will be hosting an item drive to collect necessary items and monetary donations for Women’s shelters throughout the province.

To find out how to give,
visit our event page with the link below.

item drive

Cell Phone Drive

Spring 2021

For many people, a cell phone provides a means of connection with other individuals and fosters autonomy. For survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV), a new cell phone, and a new number, can provide not only safety, but access to independent life. 

Check out our BC Project Connect event page for more details about the drive.

Image by Oscar Nord

Tote Bag Fundraiser

Spring 2021

Currently, women’s shelters in Canada are overwhelmed and underfunded. To help women and children who are struggling within the Greater Vancouver region, CWI Vancouver sold tote bags to raise money for women and bring awareness to the challenges they experience.


UPDATE: We've sold out, thank you to everyone who purchased a tote! All proceeds have been distributed to women’s shelters and transition homes across the lower mainland.

Tote Bag

CWIC 2021 Conference

March 6, 2021

To raise awareness of intimate partner violence, CWI hosted the CWIC 2021 Conference.


Thank you to everyone who joined us, and a special thank you to all the speakers who took the time to share their knowledge and experiences. 


For those of you who weren't able to attend, check out the event page linked below to access the conference recording. 

Item Drive Event

July 10, 2020

This event was run through the Covid-19 Women's Initiative - BC Branch and was in partnership with the City of Surrey and Platinum Pro-Claim Restoration.


Thanks to the many people who attended the event and community sponsors, we raised over 12,500 in items and $7500 in donations.


The donations were then distributed to the anti-violence organizations and shelters in the Lower Mainland we have partnered with.


Empower With Kindness T-Shirt Campaign

July 2020

The T-shirt was designed by one of our very own:

Vivian Gu! 


In this event we managed to sell over 70 T-shirts which contributed over $1600 to our fundraising efforts.

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