Atira Women’s Resource Society


VANCOUVER OFFICE #201-190 Alexander Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 1B5
Phone: (604) 681-4437

SURREY OFFICE #107-2430 King George Blvd
Surrey, BC V4P 1H5
Phone: (604) 681-4437
(and press 5 for Surrey)
Office Hours: Monday to Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.



About Atira Women’s Resource Society

Atira Women's Resource Society is a not-for-profit organization committed to the work of ending violence against women through providing direct service, as well as working to increase awareness of and education around the scope and impact on our communities of violence against women and children. The Society was incorporated in British Columbia in 1983 and registered as a charitable organization in 1984.

In 1987, Atira opened its first transition house, Durrant House, in the South Surrey/White Rock community. Atira Property Management Inc. was created in 2002 as a wholly-owned for-profit social enterprise of Atira Women's Resource Society; profits earned by the property management company are donated to Atira Women's Resource Society to support its activities. Atira has gone through extraordinary growth from a single transition house with a staff of seven to a large, award-winning multi-service agency with two, for-profit subsidiaries, a development arm, and an arts society.

Today Atira has more than 40 housing programs, two community daycares (and five more in development) and dozens of support programs located across Vancouver’s Lower Mainland. Atira’s group of agencies employs more than 800 employees, including over 350 staff with significant barriers to employment, one of the largest Canadian employers of people who are marginalized.

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