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Our Story

SWOVA is a registered charity in British Columbia. We work to prevent violence and abuse through education and empowerment. Learn about SWOVA's roots in this video. Our Roots Video

What We Do

Our programs empower youth and help to create the leaders of tomorrow. Sexual Health Fair Video

The R+R Program

Respectful Relationships (R+R) teaches youth healthy relationship skills. It has been delivered to thousands of youth in Canada since 1999. Connecting with Youth Video

Join Us

Did you know that there is a new tax super-credit for charitable donations by first-time donors? Donors can receive an extra tax credit of up to 54%! For more information, visit the CRA website.

News - our latest articles

Gender Based Violence as Exemplified by Tugce Albayrak – by Kevin Vowles

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There’s a lot of big stuff going on right now, that as my colleague at the Canadian Women’s Foundation, Diane Hill, noted recently are watershed moments.  From Jian Ghomeshi and our MPs, to conversations about what consent really means, reporting violations, and an overall renewed enthusiasm for discussion of gender based violence […]

Nominate an Emerging Changemaker for International Women’s Day

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Since 1911, International Women’s Day (IWD) has been an opportunity to recognise exceptional achievements of women.  To celebrate IWD this year SWOVA will be honouring Emerging Leaders – young women who are already making exceptional contributions to life in the Southern Gulf Islands.

We are seeking nominations from the community of girls and […]

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