Earlier this week, EVA BC announced twenty-three organizations from across BC will receive grants to support the delivery of coordinated emergency sexual assault response services. EVA BC is administering a three-year, $10-million Emergency Sexual Assault Services (ESAS) grant program. The services that will be offered will start to fill the gaps in funding created when all funding to BC Sexual Assault Centres was cut in 2001.
Please find a selection of media spotlighting this announcement:
$10 Million to Help Survivors of COVID-19 “Shadow Pandemic” – Toronto Star
Kamloops Sexual Assault Counselling Centre receives funding from Ending Violence Association of BC – Kamloops News, Castanet
Alberni region gets new sexual assault response program – Alberni Valley News
Sexual assault counselling centres to share $10 million in funding – Kamloops This Week