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Promising Practices for Distance Counselling with Survivors of Sexual Violence

In the summer of 2021, the Ending Violence Association of Canada, Sexual Assault Centre Kingston (SACK), and Anova partnered to work on an initiative aimed at better understanding the impact of the shift to distance counselling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the clear outcomes of the national survey on Promising Practices for Distance […]

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 […]

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: Advancing Accountability and Action

This September 30th 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. In making this day a national holiday, the federal government is implementing recommendation #80 of the 94 Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)’s 2015 Report. This day is “to honour Survivors, their families, and communities, and ensure that […]

Sexual Violence is a Federal Election Issue

EVA Canada wants to ensure that violence against women (VAW) and GBV (GBV) are key priorities for the newly elected federal government.   We are calling on all parties to outline concrete commitments to addressing VAW and GBV. Along with many other anti-violence and gender justice advocates and organizations, EVA Canada believes that addressing VAW […]

EVA Canada Launches National Survey on Distance Sexual Violence Counselling

The Ending Violence Association of Canada, Sexual Assault Centre Kingston (SACK) and Anova are collaborating to share some of the early findings from the research literature on distance counselling, and to gather knowledge from sexual violence counsellors’ experiences with distance counselling. In order to build a set of national promising practices for distance sexual violence […]

EVA Canada Reflects on the Federal Budget 2021

The 2021 Federal Budget released on April 19th by Canada’s first female Finance Minister and her all-female task force has the aim of bringing about a more inclusive, feminist pandemic recovery. Women have been disproportionally impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The economist Armine Yalnizyan uses the term ‘she-session’ to point to the phenomenon of women […]

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 […]

EVA Canada hosts Community Engagement Session on Identifying Priorities for Addressing Sexual Violence in the National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence

On February 16, 2021, EVA Canada hosted a community engagement session on identifying priorities for addressing sexual violence within the National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence. This engagement session was conducted as part of the YWCA’s community engagement initiative. During this session frontline workers and advocates shared their perspective about how the National Action […]

EVA Canada and Anova host Research Spotlight on Gender-Based Violence and COVID-19

On December 8, 2020, EVA Canada and ANOVA organized and hosted a virtual dialogue bringing together 15 researchers and advocates across the country currently researching the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on gender-based violence services, service providers, and survivors. Here is a brief summary of the common themes, gaps, and opportunities for further exploration that […]

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