The Ending Violence Association of British Columbia (EVA BC) works to coordinate and support the work of victim-serving and other anti-violence programs in British Columbia through the provision of issue-based consultation and analysis, resource development,training, research and education. Our work is guided by respect for difference, human dignity and equality.
About Ending Violence Association of British Columbia
EVA BC is a charitable, non-profit organization that provides services to over 240 funded anti-violence programs across British Columbia:
- Community-Based Victim Services Programs
- Stopping the Violence Counselling Programs
- Stopping the Violence/Multicultural Outreach Programs
- Sexual Assault/Woman Assault Centres
Our mandate is to provide support and training, undertake research, develop and distribute resources and tools, educate the public and government bodies on the needs of victims of violence, develop and maintain standards for the provision of service, and foster the development of cross-sectoral coordination and collaboration.
EVA BC administers four charitable funds, all with the goal of helping end violence against women and children. All donations will receive an official charitable tax receipt. Read on to see how you can help!
Warriors on Water Sponsorships
Dedicated to helping survivors of domestic violence reclaim their lives, Warriors on Water is an EVA BC partner. This Vancouver-based dragon boat team was founded in 2016 by three women who have firsthand knowledge of the debilitating effects of domestic violence. Their mission is to empower survivors of domestic violence to move towards a place of wellness and strength. Donations and sponsorships assist survivors of domestic violence in joining a supportive team of paddlers as part of their healing process. Sponsorship levels are: Platinum $5,000+; Gold $500 – $5,000; Silver $100 – $499; and Bronze $50 – $99. Sponsors will be publicly acknowledged.
Violence Prevention Legacy Fund
Funds will be used to support local and regional anti-violence education initiatives in communities throughout British Columbia as well as initiatives aimed at creating public awareness about the realities of violence against women and girls and what can be done to prevent such tragedies. The Violence Prevention Legacy Fund is about changing the social conditions that allow violence against women and girls to take place and to provide tools, language and practical ideas about how to be more than a bystander, how to speak up and not allow violence and abuse to continue. Let’s break the silence on violence against women!
Melissa Chatham Memorial Fund
Melissa Chatham, a 24 year old young woman from Delta, BC, was tragically taken from her family and friends on Sunday September 21, 2008 in an act of violence. Melissa was a strong and beautiful young woman who was about to return to University and was taking many positive steps to gain control of her life. Tragically, Melissa’s family is not alone in having experienced such a devastating loss. Violence against women continues to pose enormous threats to the safety of women across Canada and in BC. The Chatham family asked EVA BC to set up this memorial fund in honor of Melissa’s life. The intention of the fund is to benefit other young women dealing with the devastating impacts of relationship violence across BC.
Operational Funding for EVA BC
Funds will be used to support over 240 Community-Based Victim Services Programs, Stopping the Violence Counselling and Outreach Programs, including Multicultural Outreach, and Sexual Assault/Woman Assault Centres across BC.