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 […]
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 Porteous […]
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 […]
“An organization committed to fighting violence against women should have no place for such a person, as at least one of the team’s major sponsors seems to understand. Barry’s Jewellers quickly condemned the hiring, calling it out for what it was: an effort to turn around a losing team at the expense of the safety […]
This article spotlights the Hamilton Tigercats’ decision around the hiring of Art Briles, a former Baylor University head coach who was fired in the wake of a sexual assault scandal, announcing early Monday that he would be joining the club as an assistant coach. The announcement was greeted with widespread criticism, especially in light of […]
This CBC article spotlights an interview with EVA BC’s Executive Director about the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ decision to release defensive back Justin Cox after being informed of an incident involving domestic violence: Roughriders cutting Cox the right move, says anti-violence crusader.
This article spotlights a Department of Justice knowledge exchange conference that took place on March 8, led by Federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, to address the justice system’s response to sexual assault – Appetite for a new legal approach to sexual assault growing in Canada.
In 2016, the Ending Violence Association of Canada (EVA Canada) developed a series of 14 Briefing Notes on gender-based violence as a resource to support the work of Status of Women Canada and Department of Justice Canada in the development of a federal strategy on gender-based violence. Click below to view any of the following […]
The University of Northern B.C.’s sexual violence task force has released 13 recommendations on how to address campus sexual violence, highlighted in this Prince George Citizen article – UNBC receives sexual violence report recommendations. Our Executive Director Tracy Porteous is also interviewed and discusses EVA BC’s Campus Sexual Violence: Guidelines for a Comprehensive Response.
CBC Radio Canada interviewed EVA BC’s Executive Director Tracy Porteous on a new 52-page report released by UBC this week with recommendations on the university’s approach and response to sexual assaults – Interview with Tracy Porteous: Une Politique Pour Contrer Les Agressions Sexuelles à l’UBC