The Ending Violence Association of BC (EVA BC) is a dynamic, solutions-based provincial association based in Vancouver, Canada. Since our launch in 1992, we have trained and supported more than 300 anti-violence programs and cross-sector initiatives across the province that respond to sexual and domestic violence, child abuse, and criminal harassment.
Our Four Key Program Areas across British Columbia:
- Community-Based Victim Assistance
- Stopping the Violence Counselling and Outreach
- Multi-Cultural Outreach
- and Sexual Assault/Woman Assault programs.
For details about each of these, please see PROGRAMS WE SERVE
Our Cross-sectoral Initiatives:
- Violence Against Women Coordination Committees
- Inter-Agency Case Assessment Teams (ICATs)
- Community Coordination for Women’s Safety
- Be More Than a Bystander
- Indigenous Community Safety
- and Safe Choices.
Education and Resources Build Resilience
Here at EVA BC, we act as a lifeline for front-line workers across the province. We also help all levels of government understand issues related to gender-based violence. These are just a few of our broad-based activities:
- development of hands-on tools and resources
- public education
- primary and secondary research
- development of best practices
- preventative measures to help end violence
- analyze government and relevant news issues
- propose solutions
- help create better policy, programs, and legislation.
For details about our staff, please see STAFF
Trans Inclusion Statement
EVA BC believes that promoting visibility, inclusive programming, and trans-inclusive services is essential to the eradication of gender-based violence.
In November 2019, we released our Trans Inclusion Statement, which outlines our eight commitments, ranging from using gender-inclusive language to advocating for trans inclusion in all of our relationships and partnerships.
We call on our membership to engage in the fundamental rethink of gender inclusivity reflected in law, and to challenge any ideas and assumptions about gender that may still remain in our collective work.