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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.

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Human Trafficking – By Kevin Vowles

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It has been said that “Rape is one of the most terrible crimes on earth and it happens every few minutes.  The problem with groups who deal with rape is that they try to educate women about how to defend themselves.   What really needs to be done is teaching men […]

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 […]

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