Amplifying the collective voice of those working to end gender-based violence.

The Ending Violence Association of Canada is a national organization that works to amplify the collective voice of those who believe it is possible to end gender-based violence.

Through research, education, policy, and advocacy, we work collaboratively with gender-based violence organizations from coast to coast to coast to identify and implement the systemic and institutional changes necessary to address the root causes of gender-based violence.

Building an intersectional gender-based violence movement

Advancing the issue of sexual violence at the national level

Engaging in institutional change as a strategic approach to tackling gender-based violence

Building capacity with gender-based violence service and advocacy organizations

Land Acknowledgement

The Ending Violence Association of Canada acknowledges that our head office, based in Ottawa, is on the traditional unceded territories of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg people on Treaty Six territory. The origin of the name “Ottawa” is derived from the Algonquin word “adawe” meaning “to trade,” referring to the river that was used for trading, hunting, and fishing.

Acknowledging the history of the land includes also recognizing the ways that colonial laws and policies continue to harm and oppress Indigenous peoples, in particular Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA with disproportionate levels of violence.

We know that gender-based violence and other forms of violence are deeply rooted in racism and colonization, and that settler relationships to both the land and the peoples of the land have been broken and misused. While we work to end gender-based violence, we also share in the responsibility of reconciliation and caring for the land.

EVA Canada also recognizes the strength and resilience of Indigenous people and communities. We strive to centre the voices of those who face oppression, we acknowledge our complicity in the system, and we work against patriarchy, colonialism, white supremacy, and racism.