Canada’s Federal Government Fails to Provide Constitutional Right to Legal Aid and Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Lives Hang in the Balance

Canada’s Federal Government Fails to Provide Constitutional Right to Legal Aid and Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Lives Hang in the Balance

        PRESS RELEASE For immediate release June 26, 2017 Canada’s Federal Government Fails to Provide Constitutional Right to Legal Aid and Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Lives Hang in the Balance Vancouver, B.C. Coast Salish Territory – On June 26, 2017 Legal Services Society (LSS) announced that effective August 1, 2017 they will… Continue Reading >>

A Big Thank YOU!

A Big Thank YOU!

A Big Thank YOU for Supporting BWSS Scotiabank Charity Challenge 2017! Yesterday, June 25, 2017 our team participated in the 2017 Scotiabank Charity Challenge. It was a gorgeous day and although we all really felt the summer heat our team persevered. Thank you to all those who walked, ran and wheeled for your dedication, energy,… Continue Reading >>

We’re Almost There!

We’re Almost There!

Scotia bank Half Marathon and 5K Less Than A Week Away! We are just a few days away from walking and running in the Scotiabank Half Marathon and 5K in support of BWSS. So far we have raised 50% of our $30,000 fundraising goal! We are so grateful to all our sponsors for helping us… Continue Reading >>

Double Your Awesome! #KNOWMORE

Double Your Awesome! #KNOWMORE

On June 25, 2017 we are walking and running in the Scotiabank Half Marathon and 5K in support of BWSS because safety changes everything! When a woman feels safe in her life it frees her to envision, to pursue, and to create the life she wants; a life she deserves. BWSS works with thousands of… Continue Reading >>

Press Release: Community Comes Together in Response to the Fentanyl Crisis in Vancouver

Press Release: Community Comes Together in Response to the Fentanyl Crisis in Vancouver

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release June 8, 2017 Community Comes Together in Response to the Fentanyl Crisis in Vancouver, B.C. Vancouver, B.C. –What does Vancouver have in common with Columbus, Chicago, Manchester, Winnipeg and Calgary? An opioid crisis. Whether it’s heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, or spice, illicit substance use has taken a dramatic turn recently. Could… Continue Reading >>

Women and Fentanyl Crisis: Panel and Community Café

Women and Fentanyl Crisis: Panel and Community Café

Battered Women’s Support Services invites you to Women and Fentanyl Crisis Panel and Community Café event in collaboration with Adler University Vancouver as part of their Campus Community Action Day. Adler’s Community Action Day is a day for faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the Adler School in Vancouver to partner with local organizations on… Continue Reading >>

Press Release: Women’s Organization Teams Up with Art Community to Help End Violence against Women

Press Release: Women’s Organization Teams Up with Art Community to Help End Violence against Women

        PRESS RELEASE For immediate release May 25, 2017 Women’s Organization Teams Up with Art Community to Help End Violence against Women Vancouver, B.C. – Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) is Art! Vancouver’s 2017 charity of choice at their third annual international art fair May 25th through to the 28th at the… Continue Reading >>

PRESS RELEASE: Statement Regarding New Charges against Detective Constable Jim Fisher

PRESS RELEASE: Statement Regarding New Charges against Detective Constable Jim Fisher

          PRESS RELEASE For immediate release May 24, 2017 STATEMENT REGARDING NEW CHARGES AGAINST DETECTIVE CONSTABLE JIM FISHER FROM BATTERED WOMEN’S SUPPORT SERVICES   Vancouver, B.C. –Late afternoon on May 19 three new charges were laid against Detective Constable Jim Fisher, former Detective with the Vancouver Police Departments counter exploitation unit.… Continue Reading >>

BWSS Urges Justice System to Move Forward with Charges against Ending Sexual Violence Advocate

BWSS Urges Justice System to Move Forward with Charges against Ending Sexual Violence Advocate

Joel James Conway was arrested and charged by Saanich Police Department on April 20th 2017, with break-and-enter and sexual assault against a woman he knew. Conway was a recognized advocate fighting against sexual violence through the Fortress Foundation, an organization he helped start. As there are more men who are doing antiviolence work which is… Continue Reading >>