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Tri-City Transitions Society

Tri-City Transitions Society, a registered charity, was founded in 1975 to serve the Tri-City communities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra, and ever since we have been providing emergency shelter and social support for women and children fleeing family violence and abuse.

Tri-City Transitions supports all individuals who have experienced domestic violence and offers women and children a safe, secure place to rest, rejuvenate and rebuild their lives.

In addition, Tri-City Transitions provides programs that help families pursue peaceful lives. These programs include counselling and educational opportunities to empower women and children as well as men who want to escape the cycle of violence.

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Vision & Mission


A society that is safe for women and children in equitable, diverse, and inclusive communities.


To promote the safety, resiliency, and integrity of women, men, children, youth and families through the development of respectful relationships by providing a range of services, advocacy and public education for the community.

Core Values & Guiding Philosophy

Diversity & Inclusion

  • We foster a non-judgmental culture that challenges biases and recognizes systemic inequities.

Trust Building

  •  As a team we provide services through a collaborative, accountable, and reliable approach.


  •  We anticipate and adapt to the changing needs of the community to provide client-centered services.


  • We lead with commitment, respect, and empathy.
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Working with leaders in the field of intimate partner violence, Tri-City Transitions has developed a unique method of supporting women, children and teens who have experienced violence. Our goal is to increase their resilience and help them acquire the tools they need to change their lives.

We believe in fostering hope and providing client-centred and -directed support. Through our provision of programs and workshops, as well as our emergency shelter, we serve more than 1,500 Tri-City families each year.

Our philosophy is that power and control are at the heart of abuse, and we endeavour to provide women, children, teens and men with the knowledge and tools they need to take back power and control in their own lives.

We believe in lifelong learning, program evaluation and adaptation to meet our continually evolving community’s needs.

We appreciate your support to help us carry on providing essential services to women, children, teens and men affected by intimate partner violence. By providing the skills and tools to enhance people’s resilience, we are working to provide a diverse and equal society free of abuse.

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Our Board Of Directors

The Board of Directors is a diverse and skilled group of women and men focused on women’s issues including cultivating hope for women impacted by violence.

Marilyn Craig


Marilyn Craig is a retired lawyer with a strong commitment to community. She has been on the board for 3 years and is currently Chair.

Sherry Stir


Sherry Shir is a lawyer who is practicing Labour, Employment, and Human Rights Law at a law firm located in the Tri-Cities community for the past 8 years. She has been with the Board for the past 4 years, as a general member, Chair and currently Treasurer.

Rebecca Jackson

Director at Large

Rebecca Jackson is both a Registered Nurse and a lawyer for a BC health authority. She believes in caring for her community.

Atefeh Johari

Director At Large

Atefeh is an organizational psychologist with a background in Human Resources. She is an advocate for the latest person-centred methods to implement processes and practices to enhance the sense of belonging and collaboration in organizations

Mary Michaels

Director At Large

Mary Michaels is a dedicated community volunteer with a long history of volunteer service.   She has a passion to help others and determination to get things done.  Mary is a marketing and account manager at Alliance Printing where her focus and attention to detail are key

Denis Boyd


Denis Boyd works part time as a psychologist in private practice with Boyd & Associates Counselling Inc. His areas of focus are marriage and family, along with stress/grief. Denis values the opportunity to help strengthen community life and is a long time active member of the Rotary Club of Coquitlam.