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The PEACE Program (Prevention, Education, Advocacy, Counselling, and Empowerment) is a provincial, short-term psychoeducational program that addresses the needs of children and youth aged 3 to 18 who have been impacted by domestic violence and/or abuse at home.


For more information, please call 250-756-2452 and ask to speak to someone on the PEACE team.


For referrals, please call 250-756-2452 ext. 301 to reach the PEACE intake line or email

What We Do in the PEACE Program

The goal of the PEACE Program is to interrupt/break the cycle of inter-generational violence and abuse by:

  • Supporting children and youth exposed to violence in relationships

  • Addressing their emotional and psychological needs

  • Developing parental awareness of how children and youth can respond to domestic violence and abuse

  • Working with parents and caregivers to support and understand the unique needs of their children

  • Raising community awareness through violence prevention education


The PEACE Program helps children and youth to:

  • Understand that they are not responsible for the violence

  • Learn that they are not alone: others have experienced similar situations

  • Understand safety

  • Express feelings in a safe and healthy way

  • Identify support networks

  • Recognize strengths and increase self-confidence

  • Acknowledge ways violence was resisted

  • Develop conflict-resolution skills

Important Resources For Children and Youth

Need help now? You can reach a Kids Help Phone counselor 24/7 at


The Kids Help Line website

PEACE services for children, youth, and non-offending caregivers include:

  • safety planning

  • individual counselling

  • group counselling

  • parent support


PEACE services for the community and schools include:

  • VIP (Violence is Preventable) presentations - depending on funding and availability


The PEACE Program services offered by Haven Society are confidential and free of charge.


Proud to be the recipient of funding from

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