Campbell River and North Island Transition Society
FUNDRAISING AND EVENTS
CRNITS works diligently to provide the best services for women and children on the North Island. We have experienced a significant gap in funding over the past several years as needs and costs increase. Our fundraising efforts are necessary to fill the gap in order to continue providing our programs and services. We rely on community support. Click on Our Summary of Operations to read about the services we provide.
COLDEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR 2021
On February 20, Campbell River has something to celebrate – and so could you! That’s the night folks in our community will join thousands of others in 100+ cities across Canada in “The Coldest Night of the Year” a 2.5k and 5k winter walk-a-thon in support of the hungry, homeless and hurting.
Kick off Coldest Night of the Year 2021 by signing up today to walk virtually or in person or support a team. All information can be found at https://cnoy.org/location/campbellriver
Our society has been providing safety at Ann Elmore House for women fleeing violence on Northern Vancouver Island for over 30 years. We provide services to women who are impacted by violence, abuse, homelessness, mental health challenges and/or substance misuse.
Help raise much needed funds for Campbell River and North Island Transition Society’s newest build: Eagle Manor. This 50+ unit building will be half transitional and half long-term housing with a focus on senior women.
16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE (2020) #OURACTIONSMATTER
What actions can I take to create change?
November 25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Today kicks off the 16 Days of Action! Start with an easy one: change your profile picture or cover photo on social media to show your support for ending gender-based violence. Color it purple or use the 16 days logo found at: and use the hashtag #OurActionsMatter.
November 26: The pandemic has increased isolation, financial stress and substance misuse: all of these are contributing factors in domestic violence. Learn about the resources available in our community, where they are and how to access them. Put the 24/7 help line phone numbers (250-286-3666/1-888-667-2188 and the text only number 250-895-1773) for the Ann Elmore Transition House (or a transition house in your area) into your phone. Keep it handy – you never know when someone you know might need it.
November 27: Shop and use #BlackFriday and #SmallBusinessSaturday for good. Consider purchasing something that could be donated to a non-profit or donate gift cards to purchase warm winter clothing, food, pajamas and personal care items to go directly to those in need.
November 28: Change your language. How often have we laughed off comments like: boys will be boys or accepted terms like: good girl, darling, sweetie and babe. Gender stereotypes contribute to a world that allows violence and inequality for women. Commit to changing your language and interrupt those patterns.
November 29: Educate yourself and others in your workplace about how to make your workplace a safe zone with zero tolerance for sexual harassment and violence. Put it into action.
November 30: Be an ally. Believe victims of violence and sexual abuse. Comments that question how or why it happened take responsibility off of the abuser. Put the responsibility where it belongs.
December 1: Help to speak out about missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada. Educate yourself on the disproportionate number of indigenous women that are victims in our society and when you use Twitter and Instagram to share news articles, pictures, and information about missing or murdered loved ones you can use these tags #MMIWG #MMIW #MMIW2S #missingandmurdered #genocide #callsforjustice #MMNAWG #gonebutnotforgotten #REDdress #sistersinspirit #NotInvisible #NoMore. Go to our blog to see the work and passion of a local creative photographer, Kara Puetz as she profiles Indigenous women and girls using images incorporating the #RED DRESS symbol. https://www.annelmorehouse.ca/blog
December 2: Know the signs of abuse and what you can do to stop it. Share your information and break the stigma that domestic violence should not be talked about. You can read more here: https://cfc-swc.gc.ca/commemoration/vaw-vff/prevention/warning-signes-en.html
December 3: It’s #GivingTuesday and your money matters! You can help in the continuing effort to support survivors of abuse. Shelters and services for women are on the front lines of the pandemic and are more needed than ever. Locally you can donate to the Campbell River and North Island Transition Society through Canada Helps, www.annelmorehouse.ca or at https://www.facebook.com/annelmorehouse on FB.
December 4: Shop and donate with intention within your community. Support the places that you believe make a difference locally. Small businesses and thrift stores are a great place to start. You can find amazing treasures at Transitions Thrift Store @ 830 13 Ave.
December 5: International Volunteer Day! Agencies that help survivors of all types of abuse rely on volunteers to help them in their work. Due to the pandemic on site volunteers are often limited but you can find other ways to volunteer your time. Create a fundraiser, speak up about your experiences, follow our web page and find out what you can do. Together #OurActionsMatter!
December 6: Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Today we reflect on the 14 victims who were murdered in Quebec because they were women. Take a moment to consider what actions you can continue after the 16 days to stand up against misogyny, sexism and hate in order to foster a culture of respect.
December 7: Bring men and boys into the discussion. They are an important part of creating change. Take the time to find out what Canada is doing to bring inclusion to their efforts in seeking gender equality. https://cfc-swc.gc.ca/commemoration/vaw-vff/prevention/vawm-vefh-en.html
December 8: Seek Help! If you are in an unsafe situation, seek help. You are not alone! There is help available. Call 250-286-3666 or VICTIMLINKBC is a toll-free, confidential, multilingual service available across B.C. and the Yukon 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be accessed by calling or texting 1-800-563-0808 or sending an email to VictimLinkBC@bc211.ca. It provides information and referral services to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence, including victims of human trafficking exploited for labour or sexual services.
December 9th. Kick off Coldest Night of the Year 2021 by signing up today to walk virtually or in person. Help raise much needed funds for Campbell River and North Island Transition Society’s newest build: Eagle Manor. This 50+ unit building will be half transitional and half long-term housing with a focus on senior women.
December 10: It is International Human Rights Day. Gender based violence against women is a violation of human rights. The declaration of human rights was a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being; regardless of race, color, religion, sex language, political or other opinion, national or social origin property birth or status In short: we are all equal and deserve to be free from violence and abuse. Know your rights and allow others the freedom of a world of acceptance.
COLDEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR 2020
About the Event:
Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) is happening on February 22nd, 2020! We will be stepping out of the warmth and into the cold to raise funds for the Campbell River and North Island Transition Society (CRNITS). Sign up as a team captain, a walker or a volunteer. It's FUN, it's family-friendly, and you are making a difference in empowering women and children in our community.
Event Day Details:
February 22nd, 2020 is walk day! Registration will open at 4:00pm in the Navy League Hall, located at 911-13th Avenue, Campbell River. Opening ceremonies will commence at 5:00pm and the walk will begin (both 2km and 5km distances) at 5:15pm. All routes will be well signed with rest stops and route marshals available. Event registration closes at 6:00pm. Between 6:00pm and 8:00pm a warm, light meal will be served at the Navy League Hall to all walkers and volunteers. The walk route closes and meal service ends at 8:00pm.
Wanna get involved? You can find more information about CNOY and CRNITS online at: https://cnoy.org/location/campbellriver or contact us directly (250)-287-7384.
16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE (2019)
During the 16 Days, the Government of Canada is asking everyone to take concrete steps to question, callout, and speak up against acts of gender-based violence. As part of this year’s 16 Days campaign, get involved—and take action—here are 16 ways to say #MYActionsMatter in our community and beyond.
November 25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Today kicks off the 16 Days of Action! Start with an easy one: change your profile picture or cover photo on social media to show your support for ending violence against women and girls. Color it purple or use the 16 days logo found at: and use the hashtag #MYActionsMatter.
November 26: Make your support visible. Make sporting a purple awareness ribbon the latest fashion trend. It clearly shows to others that you stand against violence. Involve your family, friends and coworkers. You can get your purple ribbons at Transitions Thrift Store located at 830 13 th Avenue in CR.
November 27: Volunteer! Agencies that help survivors of all types of abuse rely on volunteers to help them in their work. Learn about how you can volunteer and make a difference locally in the lives of survivors and their children.
November 28: Change your language. How often have we laughed off comments like “he throws like a girl “? Gender stereotypes contribute to a world that allows violence against women. Commit to changing your language and learn how to interrupt these patterns.
November 29: Shop and use #BlackFriday, #SmallBusinessSaturday, and #CyberMonday for good! Purchase something that could be donated to the Transition Society or another non-profit. Donate gift cards so that they can purchase comfort items for those in need such as food, pajamas and personal care items.
November 30: Educate yourself and others in your workplace about how to make your workplace a safe zone with zero tolerance for sexual harassment and violence.
December 1: Calling all high school and college students! Now is a perfect time to organize an event to raise awareness & share your information about the resources available at your school and in your community. Film screenings or panel discussions are great ways to start conversation.
December 2: Shop and donate with intention within your community. Support the places that you believe make a difference in your community. You can find amazing treasures locally at Transitions Thrift Store.
December 3: It’s #GivingTuesday and your donation matters! You can help in the continuing effort to support survivors of abuse. One place you can donate to locally is the Campbell River and North Island Transition Society through Canada Helps.
December 4: Help to speak out about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada! Sign the pledge to stand with Indigenous women and their families to end violence. Visit Amnesty International https://takeaction.amnesty.ca/page/36980/petition/1
December 5: Commit to bringing men and boys into the discussion. Take the time to find out what Canada is doing to bring inclusion to their efforts in seeking gender equality. https://cfc-swc.gc.ca/abu-ans/wwad-cqnf/men-boys-hommes-garcons/index-en.html
December 6: Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. We encourage you to reflect on the 14 victims who were murdered in Quebec. Take a moment to consider what actions you can continue after this16 days to stand up against misogyny, sexism, and hate in order to create a culture of respect.
December 7: Learn about the resources available in our community, where they are and how to access them. Put the 24/7 help line phone number (250-286-3666/1-800-667-2188) for the Ann Elmore Transition House (or a Transition House in your area) into your phone. Keep it handy – you never know when someone you know might need it.
December 8: Seek help! If you are in an unsafe situation, seek help. You are not alone! There is help available.
December 9: Coldest Night of the Year is a fundraising event to help vulnerable people in 133+ cities across Canada. Locally the Campbell River and North Island Transition Society is hosting the event for third year in a row. Sign up a team or as a walker and get ready to show your support on February 22nd 2020.
December 10: It is International Human Rights Day. Gender based violence against women is a violation of human rights. The declaration of Human Rights was a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being -- regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. In short: we are all equal and deserve to be free from violence and abuse. Know your rights and allow others the freedom of a word with acceptance.
THE CRNITS 2019 RAFFLE FOR A REASON
Be the change for women in our community!
Amanda has been empowered to get her children back in her care and has been almost three years sober. Your donation to the Campbell River and North Island Transition Society has helped Amanda and many other women like her to achieve their goals.
You can see more on Amanda in her own words at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgIkookDGGY
Tickets: $10.00 each, can be purchase at Transitions Thrift Store located at 830 13th Avenue
Draw Date: December 20, 2019 at 3:00pm to be held at Transitions Thrift Store located at 830 13th Avenue
First Prize: 2 tickets to anywhere West Jet Flies & $250.00 cash
Second Prize: Signed Brandon Sutter Canucks T-Shirt
Third Prize: 2 tickets for Campbell River Golf and Country Club including cart rental/$100.00 cash
Fourth Prize: 2 Alpine lift tickets at Mount Washington & $100.00 cash
SUPERSTORE GROCERY BAGGING FUNDRAISER
Mark it on your calendars! September 28th from 11:00am till 4:00pm we will be at Superstore trying our hand at bagging groceries by donation. If you're interested in volunteering it's fun, it's easy, and you don't need any experience or talent - just a smile and a willingness to work towards raising money for CRNITS programs! An hour or two would make all the difference. If you are intersted in helping out, please contact our Society Office at 250-287-7384 or email us at to volunteer.
CAMPBELL RIVER MIRROR CHARITY JAZZ & BLUES WEEKEND 2019
The Campbell River Mirror presents its Jazz & Blues Charity Weekend with the band Time Well Wasted! Join us on July 27th from 7:00pm-9:00pm and enjoy this live concert by donation at the Campbell River Spirit Square! This is a family friendly event! Remember to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on!
THE CLOTHESLINE PROJECT 2019
The public is invited to Spirit Square on Thursday, April 18 from 11am-3pm to view the Clothesline Project - a moving display of decorated T-shirts created by people who have been affected by abuse. Coffee and treats will be served.
What is the Clothesline Project?
The Clothesline Project, which began in the U.S. in 1990, is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions and experience by decorating a T-shirt. The shirt is then hung on a clothesline to be viewed by others, as testimony to the problem of violence against women. It’s a display of society’s ‘dirty laundry’ that aims to take the issue of violence against women out of the shadows.
The Clothesline Project and Prevention of Violence Against Women Week (April 15 – April 21) is an opportunity for our community to reflect on violence against women and to speak out against it. Living without violence is a basic human right, but studies show that 760,000 or four per cent of Canadians over the age of 15 have experienced abuse from an intimate partner. Women are more likely than men to experience severe and frequent violence from a spouse or someone they are dating.
COLDEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR 2019
About the Event:
We walk because only the weather should be cold.
The Coldest Night of the Year is a fun, family-friendly national walk that helps you raise funds for charities that serve hungry, homeless and hurting people in your community.
Funds raised in Campbell River help support programs run by Campbell River and North Island Transition Society.
We walk in the cold and dark to support all those in our community who are being crushed by struggle, trauma, shame and loneliness. To them - and to the community that witnesses our trek in the dark - we declare together that “Everybody matters. Everybody belongs. And yes, we need each other.”
Since 2011, CNOY has raised over $21,500,000!
This year, the Coldest Night of the Year will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019.
In most locations, registration opens at 4:00 pm, with walkers released by 5:15 pm. Walkers return an hour or two later for a warm cup of stew, chili, or soup. Find out details about your specific location.
Participants register online to walk 2, 5, or 10 km on a safe, looping 5 km route that has been mapped out and signed for them. There will be a rest stop or two, and route marshalls will be patrolling along the way to guide them safely.
Children 0-10: No fee
Youth 11-17: Fundraise minimum $75, or pay reg fee.
Adults 18+: Fundraise minimum $150, or pay reg fee.
Reg fee increases from $25 to $40 on Monday, February 18th (the last week of the event)
Who Can Walk:
Everyone is welcome! CNOY is very family-friendly - walkers range in age from toddlers with parents to active seniors. There is a route for everyone to enjoy.
How to Get Involved:
Teams and participants register online and use our world-class online Fundhub to set up their fundraising page, add a photo and message, and email to thank their donors. Donors are receipted within minutes of their secure online gift.
The Lasting Impact:
By walking at dusk during a cold winter's night, you'll feel a hint of the challenge faced by those experiencing homelessness during winter. And, by fundraising, you'll be contributing much-needed money to a charity in your town that is bringing hope and help to people in your community who need support.
CAMPBELL RIVER MIRROR CHARITY JAZZ & BLUES WEEKEND 2018
This family-friendly event is happening on Saturday, July 28th at Spirit Square. Donate $5 to benefit the Campbell River and North Island Transition Society and enjoy live music from 7pm-9pm. Don't forget to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on! We hope to see you there!
The 2018 Charity Jazz and Blues Fest at Spirit Square was a hit! Our organization, the Campbell River and North Island Transition Society, was the recipient of $1,400 fundraised through the festival on Saturday. Wow! Big thanks to the Campbell River Mirror for sponsoring this event and to Jen Hodge All Stars for the live entertainment! Shout out to Campbell River Toyota too for their generous donation of $250! We love Campbell River!
CAMPBELL RIVER SALMON DERBY BY ROYAL LEPAGE 2018
Royal LePage Advance Realty will present the 2018 Campbell River Salmon Derby on Saturday, June 9th. The 2017 Derby was a huge success with over 700 registered to fish, $20,000 in cash and prizes given away, and over $47,000 raised for the Campbell River Salmon Foundation and Campbell River and North Island Transition Society. Tickets on sale now at www.crsalmonderby.com! Join the event on Facebook at 2018 Royal LePage Advance Realty Campbell River Salmon Derby.
The Campbell River and North Island Transition Society is looking for volunteers to work 2-hour shifts supervising children's play in the "Kid Zone" at the 2018 Royal LePage Advance Realty Campbell River Salmon Derby on Saturday, June 9th. If you are interested in helping out, please contact our Society Office at 250-287-7384 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer for 1 or more shifts. The shifts are as follows: 10:30am-12:45pm, 12:30pm-2:30pm, and 2:15pm-4pm.
Royal LePage Advance Realty presented the Campbell River and North Island Transition Society with a cheque for $31,000 from the proceeds of their 3rd Annual Salmon Derby. Thank you Royal LePage for organizing this awesome event, and thank you Campbell River community for coming out to support our cause!
FUNDRAISING BARBECUE & SILENT AUCTION
A silent auction and barbecue at Merit Home Furniture Saturday, May 5 will benefit the Campbell River and North Island Transition Society!
Come down to Merit Home Furniture between 12 p.m and 2 p.m. for a hotdog or hamburger and music from local band Kin Fo. You’ll have the chance to bid on some fabulous items for your home from Merit Home Furniture and Transitions Thrift Store from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Hot dogs will be available for a suggested donation of $2.00 and hamburgers for $4.00 each. The Transition Society is grateful to Associated Tire for the use of their barbecue and Quality Foods for their food donations.
The Society is also delighted that Kin Fo will be performing! Kin Fo is a hillbilly band that play homemade instruments along with a wide variety of traditional instruments. Kin Fo plays popular music with jazz, blues , folk and roots influences using homemade or improvised instruments.
The Campbell River and North Island Transition Society operates the Ann Elmore Transition House as well as Rose Harbour, which provides second-stage housing to women and children at risk of homelessness. They also provide outreach services, child and youth counselling, safe homes in remote communities, and much more.
For more information, contact:
Transitions Thrift Store
THE CLOTHESLINE PROJECT 2018
This year the display will take place on Thursday, April 19th, from 10am-4pm at Spirit Square. There will be hot dogs, refreshments and goodies by donation. This event is happening during Prevention of Violence Against Women Week, April 15th-21st, 2018. Rose Harbour will be hanging up t-shirts around the building that have been decorated by women affected by abuse.
What is the Clothesline Project?
The Clothesline Project, which began in the U.S. in 1990, is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a T-shirt. The shirt is then hung on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women. It’s a display of society’s ‘dirty laundry’ that aims to take the issue of violence against women out of the shadows. In Campbell River, there is also an annual display called ‘These Hands Don’t Hurt’ where non-abusive males trace their hands on a white sheet in support of this cause.
Decorated T-shirts may be a statement against any kind of violence, or a statement of hope for the future. Blue and red T-shirts represent sexual abuse, yellow or beige T-shirts represent abuse by a partner, white T-shirts represent murder, purple T-shirts represent assault because of sexual orientation and green T-shirts represent children who have been affected by violence. Throughout Prevention of Violence Against Women Week, T-shirts will also be displayed on the balconies and public areas of Rose Harbour, the second-stage housing provided by the Campbell River and North Island Transition Society on Dogwood Street.
The Clothesline Project and Prevention of Violence Against Women Week (April 16 – April 22) is an opportunity for our community to take a stand against violence against women. Living violence-free is every woman’s basic human right, but studies show that 760,000 or four per cent of Canadians over the age of 15 have experienced abuse from an intimate partner. Women are more likely than men to experience severe and frequent violence from a spouse or someone they are dating.
COLDEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR 2018
The Coldest Night of the Year is a super-fun, family-friendly fundraiser that raises money for local charities serving hungry, homeless, and hurting families and youth in 120 communities across Canada. Since 2011 CNOY communities have raised over $16,500,000!
The WALK is held on Saturday, February 24th, 2018, and provides each participant with the opportunity to:
walk 2km or 5km
fundraisefor a local CNOY charity
feel a hint of the challenge faced by those experiencing homelessness during winter.
THE SHOEBOX PROJECT 2017
The Shoebox Project for Shelters, supported by Dream, collects and distributes gifts in the form of shoeboxes to women who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness in communities across Canada and the US. Each thoughtfully created and decorated shoebox is filled with items valued at $50 that can enhance self-esteem and reduce feelings of isolation for women in crisis.
Drop off shoeboxes from November 30th to December 8th:
In Campbell River at...
- Coastal Community Credit Union (Discovery Harbour)
- La Tee Da Lingerie (Shoppers Row)
- Sundance Java Bar (Sunrise Square at Willow Point)
In Port Hardy at...
- North Island Crisis & Counselling Center Society (Beverly Parnham Way)
For more information on The Shoebox Project:
* Visit www.shoeboxproject.com
* In Campbell River, contact Alison at (250) 203-9360
* In Port Hardy, contact Marina at (250) 949-8900 or at
* Find us on Facebook at The Campbell River Shoebox Project
THE REDRESS PROJECT 2017
The Campbell River and North Island Transition Society (CRNITS) will host the REDress Awareness Campaign and Installation. From October 1st-7th, the REDress Awareness Campaign and Installation, which will be visible in Campbell River at Rose Harbour, seeks to recognize and inform the public about the increasingly high numbers of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls throughout Canada. The REDress Project was started in 2010 by Metis artist Jamie Black to raise awareness about the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada. If you would like to show your support it’s as simple as hanging a red dress in your front yard or your place of business or store front. The CRNITS encourages you to share this information with friends, family, co-workers and within your community and hang a red dress. For more information contact Susan Trayler at 250-287-7384 or