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Become a Member

There are two categories of membership:

Full Membership with voting privileges and Associate Membership with no voting privileges.

All membership applications are presented to the EVA BC Board of Directors for consideration.

  • Programs eligible for full membership are government funded non-profit Community-Based Victim Services Programs, Stopping The Violence Counselling Programs, Stopping the Violence / Multicultural Outreach Programs, and Sexual Assault / Woman Assault Centres providing non-residential services to survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence or child abuse. The Board may approve membership for other programs if they are doing work that is closely related to the mandate of the above-mentioned programs.
  • Associate membership is available to individuals or agencies that do not qualify for full membership, but who support the purposes, beliefs and bylaws of the Society.

Full Membership Benefits

  • Four newsletters per year (two print editions and two e-news) that provide information on current and emerging issues relevant to programs in the field.
  • Email updates that often contain critical, time sensitive information about funding, provincial policy changes, emerging issues, surveys to gather important program input, and more.
  • Free subscription option to program-based listservs that provides a forum for exchange of ideas and information.
  • Resources such as discussion papers, briefing notes, media releases and other tools that provide programs with valuable information, guidelines and best practices for anti-violence work.
  • Reduced tuition fees for EVA BC’s Annual Training Forum.
  • Eligibility to sit on EVA BC’s Board of Directors, a critical leadership group of program representatives that direct EVA BC’s work throughout the year.
  • Voting privilege at EVA BC’s General Meetings.
  • Use of EVA BC’s toll-free line to call for support and information.

Associate Membership Benefits

  • Four newsletters per year (two print editions and two e-news) that provide information on current and emerging issues relevant to programs in the field.
  • Important information forwarded via email that includes discussion papers, briefing notes, media releases and other tools that provide valuable information, guidelines and best practices for anti-violence work.
  • Reduced tuition fees for EVA BC’s Annual Training Forum.

For more information and fee structure,
please download the Member Application Form 2018-2019.