Board of Directors

Western Canada

Tracy Porteous
Ending Violence Association of BC (EVA 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 (AASAS)
Suite 700, 910 7th Ave SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 3N8
Work Phone: 403-237-6905 ext 255

Kerrie Isaac
Sexual Assault Services of Saskatchewan (SASS)
215 – 1102 8th Ave, Regina, SK, S4R 1C9
Work Phone: 307-757-1941

Rosemarie Gjerek
Klinic Community Health
870 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3G 0P1
Work Phone: 204 784-4052

Central Canada

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

Marlene Ham
Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses (OAITH)
PO Box 27585 Yorkdale Mall, Toronto, ON, M6A3B8
Work Phone: 416-977-6619 ext 103

Michelle Smith
Women’s Support Network of York Region
1110 Stellar Drive, Unit 109, Newmarket, ON, L3Y 7B7
Work Phone: 905-895-3646

Bonnie Brayton
DisAbled Women’s Network (DAWN) Canada
Réseau d’action de femmes handicapées (RAFH) Canada
110 rue Ste-Thérese, Suite #505, Montréal, QC, H2Y 1E6
Téléphone: 514-396-0009

Arlène Gaudreault
Association québécoise Plaidoyer-Victimes
4305 rue d’Iberville, bureau 201, Montréal, QC, H2H 2L5
Téléphone: 514-922-9037

Atlantic Canada

Jackie Stevens
Avalon Sexual Assault Centre
1526 Dresden Row, Suite 401, Halifax, NS, B3J 3K3
Work Phone: 902-422-4240

Members At-Large

Mary Lobson
Ending Violence Across Manitoba (EVA Manitoba)
Winnipeg, MB

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.