At a media conference held at BC Place on April 4, 2013, the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development and the BC Ministry of Justice announced they are extending their funding support for the youth education component of the Be More Than a Bystander program! EVA BC and the BC Lions were on hand to welcome the announcements made by the Minister of Children and Family Development, the Honourable Stephanie Cadieux, and Minister of Justice, the Honourable Shirley Bond.
Over the last two years, BC Lions players have visited 40 secondary schools throughout BC and reached over 29,000 youth through interactive workshops and presentations. The program educates and empowers students to speak up about gender-based violence and break the silence on violence against women.
To view a short video of the media conference, click here