Exciting Updates For BWSS’ Indigenous Women’s Program

Exciting Updates For BWSS’ Indigenous Women’s Program

As a result of the impact of colonization it has been important for BWSS to be a culturally competent organization that integrates cultural safe practices. For over a decade BWSS has had positions designed to be held specifically by Indigenous women only. The creation of services and programs delivered by and for Indigenous women is included… Continue Reading >>

Need a good laugh?

Need a good laugh?

Are you in need of a good laugh? Well, come on out for Comedy Night Tuesday, September 20th, a fundraiser for BWSS, featuring Canadian comedy legend Mike MacDonald with opener, Vancouver’s own, Melanie Rose…both VERY funny! So join us at Vancity Theatre for a night of laughs to support our ending violence work. The evening… Continue Reading >>

Recovery Day 2016

Recovery Day 2016

Battered Women’s Support Services is happy to be connected with Together We Can and Beauty Night for Ride to Recovery on Saturday, September 10th from 11am to 1pm. Here’s how you can support Ride to Recovery: Website: http://twcvancouver.org/donations/ride-to-recovery/ Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/167002873728153/ Here is where Riders can get started gathering Sponsors and Donations: http://twcvancouver.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Ride-To-Recovery-Donation-Sheet.pdf Direct Donations… Continue Reading >>

Walking Strong #GetTuff

Walking Strong #GetTuff

On Thursday, June 9, 2016 B.C. Premier Christy Clark shared her support for the Green Party Bill on Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy Act and UBC’s draft sexual assault policy. On Friday, June 10, 2016 Premier Clark responded to women advocates on CBC Almanac with Gloria Macarenko regarding policies and funding in respect to violence against… Continue Reading >>

Coalition Calls Federal Plan for National Inquiry too Vague

Coalition Calls Federal Plan for National Inquiry too Vague

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – August 3, 2016) Today a Coalition on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls responded to the Federal Government’s announcement of the national Inquiry. The Federal Government has released the names of the Commissioners and the Terms of  Reference (TOR) for the Inquiry. The Coalition continues to demand justice for… Continue Reading >>

Violence Prevention & Intervention Volunteer Training Fall 2016

Violence Prevention & Intervention Volunteer Training Fall 2016

Prevention and Intervention Training Program Fall 2016 Battered Women’s Support Services has been providing Violence Prevention & Intervention Volunteer Training to women who volunteer on our Crisis and Intake Line, facilitate support groups, provide community outreach and education, and participate in special projects and ongoing training. BWSS provides skills-based training grounded in a strong theoretical… Continue Reading >>

Let’s Celebrate!

Let’s Celebrate!

On June 26th, 2016 our team came together, for the fourth year, to run and walk for a cause, to end violence against women and girls. Congratulations to all who crossed the finish line for Battered Women’s Support Services –the weather was beautiful, spirits were good, and the energy was high! Our Team and donors… Continue Reading >>

A Summer Fair brings opportunity for women in Vancouver’s downtown eastside

A Summer Fair brings opportunity for women in Vancouver’s downtown eastside

June 30, 2016 – Coast Salish Territories VANCOUVER, B.C. A Summer Fair in Vancouver will host women vendors and artisans from Vancouver’s downtown eastside providing safe income opportunities for women in the neighbourhood. The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre with support from the City of Vancouver and in collaboration with other women’s organizations including Battered Women’s… Continue Reading >>