Prevention Programs

Featured Programs

Be More Than a Bystander

This groundbreaking partnership between EVA BC and the BC Lions sees sports icons from the BC Lions urging everyone to “Break the Silence on Violence Against Women”. BE MORE THAN A BYSTANDER


Community Coordination for Women’s Safety

CCWS supports responders and service providers in working together to increase women’s safety in communities across BC. CCWS 


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Creating Safe Workplaces and Communities 

This Canada 150 project led by EVA BC addresses the issue of gender-based violence and its implications for women’s health and safety in the workplace. CREATING SAFE WORKPLACES AND COMMUNITIES

Indigenous Community Safety


This project creates knowledge sharing opportunities with leadership in Indigenous communities in British Columbia related to criminal justice, family justice and child protection laws, policies and practices that directly affect police and government responses to domestic and sexual violence and child abuse and neglect.  INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY SAFETY

Past Initiatives

MenSpeakUpIconFind out more about former EVA BC projects and initiatives such as “Men Speak Up” and “For the Dignity of Every Woman”. PAST INITIATIVES

Public Education Resources

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EVA BC develops public education tools and materials on an ongoing basis to assist anti-violence organizations in raising awareness and providing training. These materials are available for free download and many can be adapted to the needs of your organization. PUBLIC EDUCATION RESOURCES

Intimate Partner Violence in LGBT2SQ+ Communities

SafeChoices_Square-WEB-FINAL-02Building on the success of the Safe Choices LGBT2SQ+ Support and Education Program, this project delivered training to community-based anti-violence workers in communities across BC, as well as a provincial webinar and inclusive practice resources. The project was funded by the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General through a Civil Forfeiture grant. SAFE CHOICES PROGRAM

Safety of Immigrant, Refugee and Non-Status Women Project

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Completed in March 2011, the Safety of Immigrant, Refugee, and Non-Status Women Project was a 3-year partnership undertaken by EVA BC with MOSAIC and Vancouver Lower Mainland Multicultural Family Support Services to consult, analyze and take action to address policy gaps that compromise the safety of immigrant, refugee, and women who otherwise are in Canada without legal status who experience violence. SAFETY OF IMMIGRANT, REFUGE AND NON-STATUS WOMEN PROJECT

SHARP Workplaces

SHARP (Sexual Harassment Advice, Response, and Prevention) Workplaces is a five-year collaborative project between EVA BC and Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS). Funded by the Department of Justice, it helps workplace sexual harassment complainants in British Columbia gain greater access to legal support and more informational resources. It also enables employers and employees to increase their knowledge, skill, and confidence levels in handling this complex issue. SHARP WORKPLACES

Western Canada Sexual Assault Initiative

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Launched in 2014, this two-year collaborative project between British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Alberta is working to ensure consistent and improved responses to sexual assault across Canada’s four western provinces. WESTERN CANADA SEXUAL ASSAULT INITIATIVE

Useful Links


Find a range of resources relevant to anti-violence in British Columbia and across Canada. USEFUL LINKS