Author: Ending Violence Association of Canada

L’association canadienne contre la violence organise un webinaire sur la violence sexuelle et le COVID-19 (résumé en français)

[En anglais] Résumé de la violence sexuelle & COVID-19 : Perspectives en première ligne Dans l’ensemble, nos panélistes ont souligné que la COVID-19 a un effet considérable sur les personnes ayant survécu à la violence sexuelle et sur les services qui leur sont destinés. La pandémie a obligé les organisations à développer des moyens créatifs pour […]

EVA Canada statement on police brutality and systemic racism against Black and Indigenous communities

EVA Canada stands in solidarity with Black and Indigenous communities in calling for justice and accountability for the long history and ongoing practice of police brutality and other forms of systemic racism. The recent acts of police brutality resulting in the deaths of Black and Indigenous people in the United States and Canada are distressing […]

EVA Canada submits brief on Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code

Recently, EVA Canada submitted a brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights on Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code. EVA Canada members regularly hear from advocates, sexual assault crisis responders, and survivors about the challenges sexual assault survivors encounter within the justice system. For many survivors, […]

10 reasons why additional funding during COVID-19 is important for sexual assault centres

On March 18, Prime Minister Trudeau committed an additional $50 million dollars to support women’s shelters, sexual assault centres, and other community anti-violence programs to respond to the unique demand of the COVID-19 crisis.  Here we take a closer look at why this funding is so important to sexual assault centres during the immediate COVID-19 […]

Why we can’t ignore sexual and domestic violence during the COVID-19 outbreak

Over the past week, our collective attention has turned to efforts to respond to and prevent further spread of the COVID-19 virus. Self-isolation, social distancing, and the closure of schools, facilities, and gatherings are all strategies that public health and government officials have identified as necessary to contain COVID-19, and, most importantly, protect those most […]

EVA Canada submits letter in support of National Action Plan

Today, EVA Canada submitted letters to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister Maryam Monsef (Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development), and Minister Bill Morneau (Minister of Finance) in support of the joint statement by Women’s Shelter’s Canada, in collaboration with partners across the country, calling for further details on the National Action […]

Government of Canada Announces Investment in Greater Vancouver Area Women’s Organizations

This morning, Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality, announced that the government will invest $5.3M in organizations serving women from across the Lower Mainland to support sustainable women’s movement under the Capacity-building Fund.  The Ending Violence Association of Canada (EVA Canada) is incredibly grateful to be among the 250 […]

CFAX 1070 Interview with Tracy Porteous – New Campaign, “Call It Out”

Co-Chair of the Ending Violence Association of Canada, Tracy Porteous, was interviewed by Mark Brennae on CFAX 1070 about the new campaign, “Call It Out! Be More Than A Bystander”, launched during Grey Cup Week in partnership with the CFL, Status of Women Canada, and United Steelworkers: CFAX 1070 Interview.

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