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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, […]

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 […]

Investigating Domestic Violence, With an Eye On Prevention

This Globe and Mail article spotlights a new national-scale research project, Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability, that aims to cultivate a more nuanced picture of violence against women – National-scale research project looks to better understand domestic violence and how to prevent it For more information about the project, please visit: National ‘Observatory’ to Focus on […]

Be More Than A Bystander and the Grey Cup

The groundwork laid by EVA BC’s Be More Than a Bystander initiative led directly to the creation and implementation of the Canadian Football League’s Policy on Violence Against Women in 2015 that applies to all CFL players, coaches, officials, executives and staff across Canada. The policy was developed in conjunction with anti-violence experts from the Ending Violence […]

RCMP Seeks to Expand Third Party Reporting for Sexual Assault Cases

The RCMP are exploring ways to expand Third Party Reporting (TPR), a program that allows victims to report their sexual assault – and get the help they need – without having to go to the police and face their fear of not being believed. This Global News article includes an interview with EVA BC Executive Director Tracy […]

More than a Footnote: National Policy Roundtable on Violence Against Women with Disabilities and Deaf Women

DisAbled Women’s Network (DAWN) /Réseau d’action de femmes handicapées (RAFH) Canada will be hosting a national policy roundtable called More Than A Footnote. The roundtable will be focused on the systemic violence that women with Disabilities and Deaf women continue to experience across Canada. More than a Footnote is taking place December 1st, 2017 in Ottawa. For […]

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