Category Archives: Battered Women’s Support Services

Angela Davis in Vancouver, Tickets on Sale Now!

Angela Davis in Vancouver, Tickets on Sale Now!

Battered Women’s Support Services is honoured to present Angela Davis at the Orpheum Theatre on November 29, 2017 Tickets are available now on the Ticketmaster website. Tickets:  A range of ticket options are available. Ticket with a preshow reception with Angela Davis at 6PM $100 General admission tickets available at $30, $40 & $50 Get involved: … Continue Reading >>

Update from National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Hearings in Smithers, BC

Update from National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Hearings in Smithers, BC

On September 21, 2017 a team from Battered Women’s Support Services headed north to Prince Rupert, Tsimshian Territory, BC from Vancouver Coast Salish Territories. A 350-kilometre journey from Prince Rupert to Smithers, Wet’suwet’en Territory, BC on the, Highway of Tears, where the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls hearings began on… Continue Reading >>

AWARE Achieving and Maintaining Employment Workshop Series

AWARE Achieving and Maintaining Employment Workshop Series

Battered Women’s Support Services, Advancing Women’s Awareness Program Workshop Series: Achieving and Maintaining Employment Is a workshop series starting Monday, October 16th for 3 consecutive Mondays from 11am – 2pm. All of the workshop details are in the poster attached. Please distribute the poster amongst your contacts. All women are welcome. Topics covered in the workshops… Continue Reading >>

Transitions Workshops

Transitions Workshops

SEX ECONOMIES, Individual Exploration workshops. October 5th to November 6th 10 AM TO 12 NOON A series of Individual Exploration Workshops that will support participants to identify short and long term goals and take action steps towards achieving them. The group welcomes: • Self- Identified women who have in the past or who are currently… Continue Reading >>

Legal Services and Advocacy Program Update

Legal Services and Advocacy Program Update

We congratulate Niki Sharma, who has recently accepted a position working with the provincial government and will leave the position of Manager, Legal Services and Advocacy.  Though it is difficult to see Niki leave BWSS it is wonderful to know she will apply her talents towards making British Columbia a better place. Niki shared this… Continue Reading >>

Justice4Tears, Justice for Indigenous Women and Girls

Justice4Tears, Justice for Indigenous Women and Girls

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release September 22, 2017 Justice4Tears, Justice for Indigenous Women and Girls   Terrace, British Columbia – Our ongoing challenge is to demonstrate the extent of violence against Indigenous women and girls in Canada. The 724 km length of the Yellowhead Highway 16, between Prince Rupert and Prince George, is known across… Continue Reading >>

Self-affirming, Wholistic, and Empowering

Self-affirming, Wholistic, and Empowering

This group is designed to support women in finding more safety and power in their lives, expand their definition of self beyond the stigmatized definitions they may be carrying, understand internalized oppression, validate positive survival intentions underlying addictive behaviours, and explore preferred ways to meet these needs. “I received compassion for my struggles. Gained more… Continue Reading >>

Additional Funding Confirmed Ensuring Continued Legal Aid Services for Immigrants and Refugees

Additional Funding Confirmed Ensuring Continued Legal Aid Services for Immigrants and Refugees

Last month, June 2017, The Legal Services Society (LSS) announced that it would stop taking applications for immigration and refugee services effective August 1, 2017, due to a lack of funding to keep up with increased demand. Battered Women’s Support Services released a statement in regards to the cut in services and the importance of… Continue Reading >>