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 […]

CFAX 1070 Interview with Tracy Porteous – New Campaign, “Call It Out”

Co-Chair of the Ending Violence Association of Canada, Tracy Porteous, was interviewed by Mark Brennae on CFAX 1070 about the new campaign, “Call It Out! Be More Than A Bystander”, launched during Grey Cup Week in partnership with the CFL, Status of Women Canada, and United Steelworkers: CFAX 1070 Interview.

CFL Teams Up With Organizations to Help End Gender-Based Violence

On November 23rd, 2018, the Canadian Football League (CFL), Ending Violence Association of Canada, Status of Women Canada, and United Steelworkers came together to announce a new campaign, “Call It Out! Be More Than A Bystander”. News Media: O’Leary- Ambrosie, CFL part of campaign to end violence against women – CFL teams up with organizations […]

14th Annual Conference on Crimes Against Women

The 14th Annual Conference on Crimes Against Women is taking place April 8-11, 2019 in Dallas, TX. The goal of the Conference on Crimes Against Women is to provide practical instruction, using current information, the newest ideas and most successful intervention strategies, to those professionals responsible for combating the many and varied forms of crimes against women.  For more […]

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 […]

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 […]

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