This Global News article spotlights the BC government recent launch of a public consultation, inviting residents to weigh in on whether employers should offer paid leave to survivors of domestic and sexual violence – B.C. wants to know if domestic, … Continue reading
EVA BC Executive Director Tracy Porteous was on hand at today’s announcement launching a new sexual violence awareness campaign for BC post-secondary campuses. Along with EVA BC, the Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, The Honourable Melanie Mark, was … Continue reading
This article from HuffPost Canada highlights how recent judgements in Canada’s court system perpetuate rape myths and re-traumatize victims and survivors, despite the calls for change: When Judges Make Sexual Assault Victims Feel Like Criminals.
Tracy Porteous, Executive Director of the Ending Violence Association of BC and Genesa Greening, president and CEO of BC Women’s Health Foundation, sat down with CTV News to talk about Changing Perceptions and We Can All Help, two initiatives aimed … Continue reading
B.C. is investing $760,000 in initiatives to prevent and respond to sexual violence on campus with a range of activities that includes the Moving Forward Together: Building Capacity to Prevent and Respond to Sexual Violence on Campus forum on June … Continue reading
Amendments to the Residential Tenancy Act, introduced by Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver, passed its third reading at the B.C. legislature this week. The amendments would allow tenants to end a fixed-term lease if staying in their unit poses a … Continue reading
This Op-Ed in The Star spotlights Bill C-337, also called The JUST Act. If passed, the bill will require all federally appointed judges to complete training in sexual assault law, provide explanations for rulings, as well as ensure that the … Continue reading
Black Press Media’s Nina Grossman interviewed EVA BC’s Executive Director about B.C.’s Crown Prosecution Service’s decision to not press charges in the case of a reported sexual assault at the CFB Esquimalt naval base near Victoria last fall, despite the … Continue reading
On May 21st, 2019, the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced nearly $5.3 million in funding to four organizations in B.C. that are working to address sexual harassment in Canadian workplaces. With the generous support of the … Continue reading
This CTV News article spotlights a CFB Esquimalt sexual assault case that has been dropped by Crown prosecutors despite investigators with the Canadian Armed Forces Military Police recommending charges: Charges recommended in CFB Esquimalt sex assault, but Crown declines.