On June 12, 2012 Paula West-Patrick, Manager of Children's Services, and Shannon Whissell, Manager of Communications & Fund Development were honoured to attend Camosun College's presentation of awards to students in the Community, Family and Child Studies Department. The Cridge Centre for the Family, with 139 years of service to children in Greater Victoria, proudly […]
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The Cridge Supportive Transitional Housing/Dovetail Services is excited to be have been selected for a local fundraiser that's focused on celebrating family fun. The goal of the evening is to raise enough funds to send a family (or families) who couldn't otherwise afford it to Camp Pringle this summer. Camp Pringle, located on beautiful Shawnigan […]
The Cridge Centre for the Family, like all non-profits and charities in Canada, is truly owned and answers to a committed volunteer body, the society members. In the case of The Cridge Centre, society members provide support in many ways, including expert advice, volunteer activities, and prayerful support. High on the list of member benefits, […]
What’s a manicure worth? What about a haircut? Time for yourself? Now – what price would you put on an evening of pampering, complete with professional hair, make-up and nail treatments and a decadent dessert tea, all while your children are safely cared for nearby. For the women of The Cridge Dovetail Services, that priceless […]
Shakespeare asked us "what's in a name?", but this week there was so much going on, that one has to wonder 'what's in a week?" In many ways, a week is a week – it has 7 days. Many of us spend 5 of those days working. We try to fit in some rest and […]
Each April since 1995, British Columbia has observed Prevention of Violence Against Women week on the third week of April, this year falling on April 16 – 20. While this provincial observance still stands, there are, sadly, no provincial activities. Seeing this, The Cridge Transition House for Women asked ‘what more can we do’ to […]
We learned on the morning of Friday, April 13 of the passing of a dear friend and committed leader of The Cridge Centre, Anne Spicer. Chief Executive Officer Shelley Morris shares the prayers of all who knew Anne and benefited from her committment to our work: "With heavy hearts for ourselves and her family, we […]
The Cridge Transition House for Women is pleased to announce a significant new partnership with Victoria Transmission & Auto Care, in its ongoing work to help and support women and young children attempting to leave abusive and violent relationships. As a part of the partnership, Victoria Transmission is sponsoring a new community awareness collateral […]
Mother May I Productions has been holding its premier event, Bridging the Gap, for three years. This year The Cridge Respitality Service is proud to have been invited to participate. Beyond ABC there is a World of Possibility… Bridging the Gap offers parents of children from preschool through early elementary the opportunity to discover and […]
The planning team for this event has made the difficult decision to postpone it until further notice. If you purchased tickets, please contact Shannon Whissell at (250) 995-6419 or by email at swhissell (at) cridge (dot) org Victoria is blessed with a bevy of talented women, and few are more talented than the foursome of […]
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RT @gvpl: We're looking forward to Saturday's Welcome Day Celebration for immigrants and refugees at l'école Victor-Brodeur @csf_brodeur from 9 am-4 pm. Drop by and say hi and take in the global fashion show at 1 pm.
@PershickG @SaanichPDPatrol Extreme Weather protocol is about emergency housing for people who don't have a home. If our child care programs are closed due to weather, we announce it on our facebook page, website and twitter.
RT @timescolonist: .@vicpdcanada are releasing video surveillance footage of the man they’re looking for in connection with a sexual assault against a 12-year-old girl in the Bay Centre. If you see him, call 911. #yyj #victoria twitter.com/vicpdcanada/st…
RT @SaanichPDPatrol: Just a reminder that the extreme weather protocol has been put in place for Greater Victoria. Please if you see someone that needs assistance call Police or remind them about current shelters #yyj #careaboutyourcommunity twitter.com/victoria_ewp/s…
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1307 Hillside Avenue,
Victoria, B.C. Canada V8T 0A2