In this Powell River Peak, EVA BC’s Executive Direct advocates for more communication from police in the aftermath of a domestic homicide on Salt Spring Island earlier this month – Deadly act of domestic violence sparks calls for police to … Continue reading
Via CBC’s All Points West: “The family of Salt Spring Island, B.C.’s Jennifer Quesnel wants the public to know the truth about her death. In a letter shared with the media they say the mother of three was ambushed and … Continue reading
This Global News article focusses on the pandemic within a pandemic, and how to talk about it: Coronavirus, N.S. Mass Shooting Put Spotlight on Domestic Violence. In the article, Kristi Yuris, EVA BC’s Program Manager says “[s]urvivors who are in … Continue reading
The Government of BC announced earlier this week $10 million to support the delivery and co-ordinated emergency sexual assault response services in BC. Please find a selection of media spotlighting this new 3-year Grant Program. Radio: Interview with Tracy Porteous … Continue reading
EVA BC’s Executive Director Tracy Porteous was interviewed by Bernadine Fox on Vancouver Co-Op Radio’s Both Sides Now for an in-depth conversation about domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse in the context of COVID-19 – COVID19 & Domestic Violence.
This article from The Province features an interview with Marcie Moriarty, Chief Prevention and Enforcement Officer with the BC SPCA, who talks about the increase in requests for emergency boarding, a service the group offers for women fleeing domestic violence, … Continue reading
This CBC News article spotlights Shelly Johnson, a professor at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops and the Canada research chair in Indigenizing Higher Education. Shelly has been sewing non-medical cloth masks and donating them to various organizations and non-profits, including … Continue reading
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