Tracy Porteous, Co-Chair
Ending Violence Association of BC (EVA BC)

Debra Tomlinson, Co-Chair
Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services (AASAS)

Kerrie Isaac, Secretary
Sexual Assault Services of Saskatchewan (SASS)

Mary Lobson, Member at Large
Ending Violence Association of Manitoba



Sheila MacDonald, Member at Large
Ontario Network of SA/DV Treatment Centres

Marlene Ham, Member at Large
Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses (OAITH)

Jacqueline Potvin, Member at Large
Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres

Michelle Buczek-Smith, Member at Large
Sandgate Women’s Shelter of York Region

Marisa Canuto, Member at Large
Association Québécoise Plaidoyer-Victimes

Bonnie Brayton, Member at Large
DisAbled Women’s Network (DAWN) Canada



Jackie Stevens, Member at Large
Avalon Sexual Assault Centre

Jenn Richard, Member at Large
Sexual Violence New Brunswick

Rachael Crowder, Member at Large
Prince Edward Island Rape and Sexual Assault Centre

Sandra McKellar, Member at Large
Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre



Aja Mason, Member at Large
Yukon Status of Women Council


Our Founding Board Structure

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.