The BC Society of Transition Houses (BCSTH) invites you to submit a proposal to present at our Annual Training Forum, taking place October 21st -23rd, 2020 at the Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport in Richmond, BC.

This year’s theme is Strength in Solidarity. In 2020, BCSTH is honouring the continuing dynamic work of our membership and the wider anti-violence sector to allow us to learn from each other, find common ground and enhance the ways in which we provide services for all women, children and youth experiencing violence. We look forward to receiving proposals for workshops that explore innovative approaches to support services for women, children and youth fleeing and/or living with the effects of violence and that foster collective strength.

Our Annual Training Forum is host to over 300 anti-violence workers who support women, youth and children in a variety of capacities including Transition and Second Stage Houses, Safe Homes, PEACE (Prevention, Education, Advocacy, Counselling and Empowerment) and VIP (Violence is Preventable) programs, anti-violence support workers, managers and executive directors.

Please complete the online form by Tuesday, March 31st. You are welcome to email any additional documentation and links to video or audio clips that might provide us with more insight into your presentation style and content (i.e. resume, testimonials, evaluation comments, detailed workshop description, social media, media, etc.)

Workshop sessions will vary from 75 minutes or 90 minute time slots. Remuneration is provided per workshop, and includes:

·         $200 for each workshop
·         Up to 2 (two) complimentary full conference registrations per workshop

**Transportation, accommodation, and parking are the sole responsibility of the presenter.
**Workshops that do not receive adequate registrations may be cancelled. In this instance, BCSTH will notify the presenters at least 1 week prior to the event.
**Workshops with multiple presenters will share the remuneration.

If you find yourself unable to attend at the time your session is scheduled, it is your responsibility to notify the conference planners as soon as possible and explore options for an alternative presenter.

If you have any questions, please contact our Director of Training, Harjit Kaur at Please feel free to distribute this callout widely.