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Analysis of the 2021 Federal Mandate Letters through a Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Lens

Following the 2021 fall election, the Federal Government issued mandate letters to its new Ministers offering guidance on their priorities. EVA Canada has analyzed these mandate letters to find the priorities related to gender-based violence with the aim of facilitating advocacy efforts and holding the government accountable to its own promises and targets. Letters have […]

Promising Practices for Sexual Violence Distance Counselling: Final Report

For many if not most sexual violence counsellors, the COVID-19 pandemic required a shift in practice to distance counselling options. Within the span of weeks, the sector had to learn new ways of supporting survivors through the use of videoconferencing (ex. Zoom), telephone calls, and texting. In the summer of 2021, the Ending Violence Association […]

Launch of the Gender-Based Violence Settlement Sector Strategy: Building Capacity and Collaboration

With funding from Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Strategy Project Team launched its national strategy for settlement organizations this month. The strategy aims to build a common base of knowledge and coordinate responses to GBV between the settlement and anti-violence sectors. It offers five key priorities for front-line workers who […]

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