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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 […]

New Federal Legislation to Increase Safety for Women

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould introduced Bill C-78 this week, which comes on the heels of bold reforms which were introduced last month in C-75.  These bills make concrete improvements to the family law and criminal justice systems. Please find a link to an op-ed in response to Bill C-78 by Tracy Porteous, Co-Chair of the Ending Violence Association of […]

Be More Than A Bystander Videos – Partnership Between the CFL and EVA Canada

These two short video highlight the Be More Than A Bystander Program, and the CFL’s partnership with the Ending Violence Association of Canada. Launched in 2015, the ground breaking partnership aims to increase awareness about gender based violence in Canada by providing training to all players, all coaches and all staff of every CFL team about to the […]

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