Public Education Resources

At The Altar of Fresh Hope by Sheila Norgate

At The Altar of Fresh Hope by Sheila Norgate

EVA BC has developed a series of public education tools and materials to assist anti-violence organizations in raising awareness and providing training.

You are welcome to adapt these materials for the needs of your organization.

We thank you for crediting all appropriate sources when using any EVA BC resources.

Ending Relationship Abuse (ERA BC) Resources

The following materials were originally developed and distributed by the Ending Relationship Abuse Society of BC (ERA BC). Due to the dissolution of ERA, their valuable resource material is now housed on the EVA BC website to ensure its continued availability to workers in the field.

 Background: Ending Relationship Abuse Society of BC

ERA’s vision was to contribute to stopping violence in relationships through province-wide provision of effective, accessible, ethical services for individuals who have used abuse in relationships. Their primary focus was on abuse against women within the social context of men’s relatively greater power in relationships with women.

ERA was comprised of individuals dedicated to raising awareness about relationship abuse and advocating for effective, accessible and ethical prevention programs and rehabilitation services for offenders. ERA was previously known as the B.C. Association of Counsellors of Abusive Men (ACAM), which was incorporated as a non-profit society in 1993. The Association was formed to facilitate cooperative action toward common goals of effective policy, funding, and training; and to promote the growth and development of high quality services for men who are abusive in relationships with women.

In 2004, it was decided to change the Association’s name to more accurately reflect its vision, which was to stop all relationship abuse. While many ERA members were working primarily with men who use violence in relationships, a significant number were also involved in, or interested in, counselling and research related to women’s use of violence in relationships and violence in same sex relationships. ERA’s goal was to help raise awareness about all forms of abuse in relationships and to advocate for services to make change.

 ERA BC Information Bulletins

Click on any of the following titles to download resource materials in .pdf format:

#1 Relationship Violence Treatment: Answers to Common Questions Women Ask
#2 Understanding Treatment for Men Who Use Violence in Relationships
#3 Identifying Appropriate Treatment for Those Who Have Used Violence in their Relationships
#4 Providing Anti-Violence Support and Services to Trans People
#5 Providing Support and Services to Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People in Abuse Same-Gender Relationships
#6 Why Anger Management is NOT Enough when Intervening with those who use Violence in Relationships
#7 Guidelines for Couple’s Counselling in Cases of Violence and Abuse
#8 Cultural Considerations in Working with Men who use Violence in Relationships
#9 Tool Kit: Initial Steps to Stop Using Abuse in Your Relationship
#10 Tool Kit 2 – Values: Life’s Compass
#11 Parenting After Separation: Putting Children First
#12 Alcohol & Drug Abuse and Relationship Violence
Youth Dating Violence
Guiding Principles 2005/2006: For Relationship Violence Treatment Programs

Fact Sheets
Films and Workbooks

Bystander Resource Industry Workplaces Film and Viewer’s Guide

Visit our Bystander for Resource Industry Workplaces page for more information.

Be More Than a Bystander Film

Visit our Be More Than a Bystander Film page for more information

Men Speak Up: Ending Violence Together (2008)

Men in high-profile leadership positions from across BC have come together to speak out about violence against women in this ground-breaking non-partisan new film. The film combines news footage from recent cases of domestic violence homicides in BC with short interviews about the importance of men speaking to other men to challenge societal attitudes about violence against women. A partnership between the EVA BC and ERA BC.
Download the press release (April 25, 2008)
Download backgrounder on Renewing Resources project

Powerpoint Presentations

ICAT Orientation Presentation

View the PowerPoint Presentation. From this new page, you may download and edit the presentation to suit your program needs.

Be More Than a Bystander

Download PowerPoint Presentation (pdf)

For the Dignity of Every Woman

The following PowerPoint presentations  were developed as part of EVA BC’s For the Dignity of Every Woman project which was funded by the The Province of BC.

Download ppt files:

Adult Community Presentation
High School Presentation
Supporter Presentation


All EVA BC videos, including Be More Than a Bystander PSAs, keynote presentations from our Annual Training Forums, and more can all be found on our YouTube channel that we like to call EVA TV!



Indigenous Community Safety Webinar

This free Knowledge Sharing Webinar entitled “Indigenous Community Safety” was presented by Beverley Jacobs, Mohawk, Bear Clan from Six Nations Grand River Territory, lawyer, PhD Candidate, and Indigenous Communities Safety Project (ICSP) Consultant for the Ending Violence Association of BC and partner, Legal Services Society of British Columbia. The ICSP was funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario. The purpose of this Webinar is to provide the public education about such issues as the root of violence in Indigenous communities, historical trauma and its impacts in Indigenous communities, knowing the risks of sexual/relationship violence, the right to be safe, community healing, Indigenous peoples’ reiliency and tools to assist in the development of community safety plans.

EVA BC/ CCWS Webinar: Interagency Case Assessment Teams and Identifying Highest Risk Domestic Violence.

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To view this Webinar click on ICAT Webinar. From this new page, you will have the option of downloading the Webinar by clicking Download, located in the upper left on the menu bar. Please note that the presentation features many embedded audio clips that may take some seconds to load between slides.

The webinar was produced as a tool for community partners to learn about the ICAT model for addressing highest risk domestic violence and the evidence based factors used to detect lethal violence. The slide presentation is coupled with audio clips of key resource people.

Webinar presenters:

  • Gail Edinger, CCWS Regional Coordinator
  • Sgt. Robb Daly, Rural Operations NCO Vernon/North Okanagan RCMP Detachment
  • Debby Hamilton, CCWS Regional Coordinator
  • Tracy Porteous, Executive Director, Ending Violence Association of BC, EVA BC
  • Gisela Ruebsaat, CCWS Legal Analyst
  • Les Rose, Counsel, RCMP E Division Legal Advisory
  • Katie Watters, Program and Family Violence Coordinator, RCMP Victim Services, Salt Spring Island

We would like to thank our sponsor, the Victim Services and Crime Prevention Division, BC Ministry of Justice.