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Here you will be able to find information related to our event. As more information becomes available for us to share, we will add more questions and answers here. If you have a question we haven’t answered yet, please email us at The information in this section includes administrative questions about the forum; for accessibility information please access our accessibility page.

Registration for this year’s Annual Training Forum (ATF) is now full. If you are an EVA BC member you can still register for our waitlist.

Registration rates:

Member (early bird) = $280
Member (after August 6) = $300
Non-member (early bird) = $325
Non-member (after August 6) = $375

Registration rates are subject to Eventbrite service and processing fees, which will be added to each ticket.

Please note: you do not need a promo code to receive the member rate. The discounted tickets are a membership benefit. If your organization is an EVA BC core member and you work in an STVC, STV ORS, MORS, CBVS, or SAS program, please select the discounted member ticket during registration. If you have questions about your program’s membership, please connect with .

To be eligible for a member discount, your program (STVC, STV ORS, MORS, CBVS) must be a member of our association. EVA BC has three categories of membership: core, affiliate and associate members. All categories of membership are eligible for our membership rate.

*To become a member, see our membership page here.

Yes, travel bursaries are available for core member programs. There are eligibility requirements to apply for a bursary. Please visit our bursary requests page for all the information you need to know, and for the application form. If have any further questions regarding bursaries, please contact

If you are a presenter looking for travel subsidies, please reach out to the ATF team at


EVA BC’s 2024 Annual Training Forum (ATF) will be held at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre. Hotel accommodation for our participants is $349. 

Payment options to register for our ATF are Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. If this is a barrier for you, please email us at

For this year’s Annual Training Forum, we offer a two-day ticket only. You can attend for one day, but unfortunately we are unable to split the ticket cost.

EVA BC has historically hosted our ATF in November. Since 2023, we schedule our Annual Training Forum in September, as anti-violence workers have identified that the weather in the early fall makes their travel less challenging.

If you’ve attended our in-person Annual Training Forum (ATF) before, you may notice some changes.

After the COVID-19 pandemic — and other experiences — we were reminded of the importance of networking and wellness, and so have tried to build that more purposefully into our ATF.

We hope this ATF is an opportunity to learn, connect with peers, and take time to recognize the work we all do in supporting survivors.

No, unfortunately not. Due to financial constraints, we have decided not to offer a hybrid option this year.

For those who can’t attend in person, we will record the keynote speaker and you can view her speech on our YouTube channel after the ATF.

Yes, if you would like to transfer your ticket to a colleague, please email to request a transfer and our team will work with you to explore your options.

Refunds are allowed up to 30 days before the event starts through the event platform (Eventbrite).

When purchasing your ticket, there will be fees that are non-refundable, as they are part of Eventbrite’s fees. Registrants will not be refunded for those costs. Please see your confirmation email from Eventbrite to get information on the refund process. If you wish to refund your ticket less than 30 days prior to the event, please email to request a refund.

This year, EVA BC has decided to focus on the intersection of the anti-violence and healthcare sectors to better understand how we can bridge the existing gaps between our work in supporting survivors. This year’s ATF will focus on: 

  • Expanding supports to survivors to improve their health and wellness;
  • Strengthening cross-sector coordination of the anti-violence and health sectors in BC; and
  • Enhancing the health and wellness of anti-violence workers.

In line with our theme we wanted to create an image that represented our ideal for supporting survivors across our sectors. The leaves in the image represent each of our sectors, their differences as well as their intersecting realities. At the centre of the logo, we have positioned a heart to represent survivors who are held up by the sectors.