Our Values

The Ethos of CWAV Society is founded in the following values:

  • Respect
  • Confidentiality
  • Appreciation of self and others
  • Clear communication
  • Consistency according to agreements
  • Working in relationship(s) at all times
  • Emotionally engaged
  • Good will
  • Accountability (be able to justify, explain and cause to happen)
  • Judgments based on criteria (information based decision-making)
  • Practice informing policy
  • Assuming competency in fellow workers

Our Mission


Cowichan Women Against Violence (CWAV) Society works from a feminist perspective to provide a supportive environment primarily to women and children who have been affected by abuse. We support diversity, change, choice and growth through counselling, advocacy, emergency shelter, community development and education.