Media Recap: BC Government Announces $5 Million in Funding to Support Women and Children Affected By Violence

BC Announcement $5 million to support women and children

Left to Right : BC Lions Jamie Teras, George Chayka, Hon. Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth, Tracy Porteous

On December 1, 2017 the BC Government announced a one time cash infusion of $5 million dollars to support women and children affected by violence. These funds will directly support member programs of the Ending Violence Association of British Columbia as well as our Be More than A Bystander program and Interagency Case Assessment Teams (ICAT).

“If we’re to end gender-based violence, we need to ensure those harmed by violence have access to immediate support, risk identification and safety planning. We also need to hold abusers accountable in ways that help them change their behaviour, and teach young people that violence is never acceptable. The additional funding that government has announced will support all three of these important goals.”

Tracy Porteous, Executive Director of EVA BC

Further breakdown of the funding
$4 million to victim service and violence-against-women programs throughout British Columbia
$100,000 to the Be More Than A Bystander Program
$800,000 to Interagency Case Assessment Teams 

Additional Media: 
Release from the Office of the Premier 
BC Government Call Domestic Violence Support Fund Modest, Overdue
B.C. announces $5M to combat violence against women, children

Q&A on Funding