Our offices are on Lekwungen Territory
Our Centre is located on unceeded Coast Salish territories and our work takes place in various places of Lekwungen territory. We support survivors who are from these territories as well as many survivors who are settlers on this land.
We cannot participate in anti-violence and trauma work without recognizing the role of colonialism in creating and causing violence. We also recognize that as the majority of our staff and volunteers are not indigenous it is currently difficult, if not impossible, to do our work outside of a settler lens or a colonial framework. There is much for us to learn and many relationships for us to continue building. We are thankful for our partnership with the Victoria Native Friendship Centre through whom we are able to hold space for Indigenous survivors to use our services, and we intend on continuing to learn and grow in how to take an anti-colonial and inclusive approach to the work we do.