Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday announced an immediate ban on “assault-style” firearms. In his remarks, Trudeau spoke about mass shootings such as at École Polytechnique in 1989; at a Quebec City mosque in 2017; and most recently in Nova … Continue reading
This CBC article highlights how frontline support services are preparing for an increase in gender-based violence during COVID-19 – Domestic violence organizations prepare possible surge due to COVID-19 isolation.
EVA BC is pleased to join Justice COVID-19 Response Group, to support government response to the impact of restrictive public health measures on the justice system – Provincial Justice System Advisory Groups Established. Surrey-Now Leader article: BC creates advisory groups … Continue reading
EVA BC’s Executive Director Tracy Porteous was interviewed on the Lynda Steele Show on Global News Radio CKNW 980 about the Nova Scotia massacre and the role that domestic violence may have played in this and many other mass violent … Continue reading
Today Uber announced its partnership with organizations supporting survivors of gender-based violence, by providing 50,000 free rides and additional support to shelters and safe spaces in more than 35 cities across 17 countries. “EVA BC is proud to partner with … Continue reading
This Rocky Mountain Goat article spotlights how for some families, home is not a safe place, during this time of COVID-19 physical distancing: Home isolation a “pressure cooker” for some families, advocate.
A new legal program will provide up to five hours of advice to victims of workplace sexual harassment. CBC Article – Free legal service launches for victims of workplace sexual harassment. Vancouver Sun Article – Funding provides up to five hours … Continue reading
New legislation was introduced on March 3 which would allow victims and survivors of domestic or sexual violence to take five days of paid leave from their jobs. Please find a round up of news media spotlighting this announcement: BC … Continue reading
This Bezinga Article spotlights the SHARP Workplaces program that aims to help workers facing sexual harassment on the job, co-led by Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS) and the Ending Violence Association of British Columbia (EVA BC).
In this Op-Ed, Red Seal carpenter Kristine Byers writes about the challenges of being a woman in a male-dominated industry, and speaks to changes that are now taking place to reduce barriers faced by women in the trades, including a … Continue reading