Board of Directors

Tracy Porteous
Ending Violence Association of BC
1404 – 510 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1L8
Work Phone: 604-633-2506 ext. 11

Debra Tomlinson
Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services
Suite 700, 910 7th Ave SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 3N8
Work Phone: 403-237-6905 ext 255

Dianna Graves
Sexual Assault Services of Saskatchewan
215 – 1102 8th Ave, Regina, SK, S4R 1C9
Work Phone: 306-757-1941

Rosemarie Gjerek
Klinic Community Health
870 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3G 0P1
Work Phone: 204 784-4090

Nicole Pietsch
Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres
PO Box 1451, Guelph, ON, N1H 6N9
Work Phone: 905-299-4428

Debbie Zeep
Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses
PO Box 27585 Yorkdale Mall, Toronto, ON, M6A3B8
Work Phone: 807-376-4898

Michelle Smith
Women’s Support Network of York Region
1110 Stellar Drive, Newmarket, ON, L3Y 7B7
Work Phone: 905-895-3646

Georgia Barnwell
Women’s Centres Connects
615 B Rocky Lake Drive, Bedford, NS, B4A 2T4
Work Phone: 902-449-9820

Verona Singer
Halifax Regional Police Victim Services
1975 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS, B3J 2H1
Work Phone: 902-490-5300

Our founding Board structure is designed to represent geographical areas of Canada, as well as sectors and population including Immigrant women, First Nations women, women with disabilities and Francophone women. EVA CAN Board membership will consist of 14 members comprised of:

  • 2 Sexual Assault Associations
  • 2 Transition House Associations
  • 2 Indigenous Women’s Associations
  • 2 Immigrant Associations
  • 2 Disability Associations
  • 2 System Based Victim Services

The Board should be geographically representational including Western, Central, Eastern and Northern Canada including Quebec.


Members of EVA CAN will include provincial/territorial organizations that represent communities who are at a higher risk of GBV ( provincial or territorial organizations, women with disabilities, Indigenous women, etc.), working from a gender-based perspective that accepts the experiences of different groups and that the majority of perpetrators are men.