Safe Harbour

Safe Harbour is likened to “Block Watch” for businesses and public service agencies.

Safe Harbour

These locations are known in the community as places that have committed to treating all customers/clients with equitable treatment – hence the slogan: “Respect for All”.

Safe Harbour locations sign on to three key commitments:

  • Equitable Treatment for All: Welcoming all clients and/or customers in a respectful manner. If a concern is expressed regarding a lack of respectful treatment, employers and staff take steps to address it.
  • An Immediate Safe Place: for someone experiencing discrimination in or near the worksite which may include a place to sit, a glass of water, a phone to use, and access to a list of resources
  • Prepared Employees and Worksites: preparing all staff to implement these commitments
Our 2015 Safe Harbour Sites:
City of Duncan Chances Cowichan
Clements Centre Society Coast Capital Savings
Community Futures Cowichan Community Living BC, Duncan Office
Community Options Society Cowichan Branch, Vancouver Island Public Library
Cowichan Family Life Association Cowichan Green Community Society
Cowichan Independent Living Cowichan Intercultural Society
Cowichan Lake Recreational Centre Cowichan Valley Métis Nation
Cowichan United Way Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association
Cowichan Valley Basket Society Duncan Save on Foods
Cowichan Women Against Violence Society Doug Routley Constituency Office, MLA Nanaimo-North Cowichan
Duncan Business Improvement Area Society Duncan North Cowichan Community Policing & Crime Prevention Office
Duncan United Church Fitstop Fitness for Women
G.I.F.T.S. – Global Initiative Fair Trade Store (Cowichan Centre for Progressive Christianity) Global Vocational Services
Hiiye’yu Lelum (House of Friendship) Society Island Bagel Company
Island Savings Community Centre Islands Savings Credit Union, Head Office Administration Building
Jean Crowder, MP, Nanaimo-Cowichan L’Orien Centre
Literacy Now Cowichan Margaret Moss Health Unit – VIHA
MoonDance Dynamic Arts School New Life Community Baptist Church
Ormada House B&B Paris Styling Group
Pebbled Shores B&B Providence Farm
RONA – Cobble Hill Store Safer Futures
Service BC – Duncan Location Social Planning Cowichan
Somenos House Station Street Gallery & Frame Shop
Ultimac Technologies Inc. Vancouver Island Health Authority, Volunteer Services at Cowichan District Hospital
Vancouver Island University, Cowichan Campus Volunteer Cowichan
West Coast Men’s Support Society

Visit the Safe Harbour Program website:

For more information please contact our office at 250-748-3112

Government of Canada

Safe Harbour: Respect for All is made possible through funding from the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia