Statement Regarding Hockey Canada’s Handing of Sexual Assault

The Ending Violence Association of Canada is appalled at Hockey Canada’s poor handling of a sexual assault investigation and its multimillion dollar discretionary fund used to settle sexual assault claims. A Globe and Mail investigation recently shed light on Hockey Canada’s multimillion dollar fund that is being used at their discretion to settle claims of […]

EVA Canada launches national survey of sexual violence organizations

Today EVA Canada launched a national survey of sexual violence services. Sexual violence organizations across Canada are playing a critical role in addressing and preventing violence. Yet, we lack national data about the health of the sector: including the range of services being provided, the strengths that independent, community-based organizations bring to this work, and […]

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 […]

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