Open letter from the Coalition on MMIWG in BC regarding the National Inquiry

Open letter from the Coalition on MMIWG in BC regarding the National Inquiry

Today, July 24, 2017 the Coalition on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls sent an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett regarding the National Inquiry. Read the entire letter here. A letter was also sent to the families, survivors, and families of the heart… Continue Reading >>

Violence Prevention and Intervention Training Fall 2017

Violence Prevention and Intervention Training Fall 2017

If you’re in the vicinity of metro Vancouver, Coast Salish Territory and want to help end violence against women, Battered Women’s Support Services is accepting applications for our Violence Prevention and Intervention Training Program Fall 2017. This is an intensive twelve week training grounded in strong theoretical frameworks and thorough skill development. The training selection… Continue Reading >>

BWSS is honoured to present Angela Davis, Feminist and Writer

BWSS is honoured to present Angela Davis, Feminist and Writer

In an effort to continue igniting authentic leadership Battered Women’s Support Services is honoured to present Angela Davis at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver, BC Coast Salish Territory Please save the date Wednesday, November 29th, 2017; you will not want to miss this opportunity. Fresh off her monumental speech at women’s march on Washington earlier… Continue Reading >>

Opportunities for Legal Internship

Opportunities for Legal Internship

The Legal Services and Advocacy Program has opportunities for female law students to complete a volunteer-based legal internship at Battered Women’s Support Services. The responsibilities of the legal interns includes interviewing women, assessing and analyzing legal problems, assisting in resolving legal problems, assisting women to prepare for court, preparing documents and providing court accompaniments. Legal… Continue Reading >>

Lives Hang in the Balance

Lives Hang in the Balance

Cuts to Legal Aid for Immigrants and Refugees and the Impact on Women Fleeing Violence On June 26, 2017 Legal Services Society (LSS) announced that they will no longer accepting new refugee and immigration claims as of August 1, 2017. The current geopolitical situation worldwide is seeing an increase of women from around the world… Continue Reading >>

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 >>