Monthly Archives: May 2016

We’re hiring a summer student!

Need a Job this summer?

SWOVA Curricula Writer and Summer Student Office Assistant

$14/hr, 30 hours per week for 10 weeks.

MUST be a registered student at a secondary/post-secondary institution and be able to start the week of June 20th, 2016, to be an eligible applicant.

We are looking for a student to assist us with various youth violence prevention curricula updates and overall administration of our office and programs. The successful candidate must be able to work efficiently and confidently as an individual and as part of a staff team.

Skills in Photoshop and Social Media are necessary to develop, edit and improve our instructional tools and to create engaging content. This means you have a great language skills and empathy/understanding of teacher and student needs. The ability to effectively present and respond to information both verbally and in writing is essential.

Job Description:

  • Research, review and update agency violence prevention materials
  • Provide administrative support to Office Administrator and Program Staff in the day to day running of the SWOVA office
  • Coordinate and implement the new graphic designs of the Grade 7/8 Respectful Relationships Handbooks
  • Create the Pass it On Coordinator Manual
  • Cover front desk duties as needed
  • Write 5 blog posts relevant to agency work

Please apply if:

  • You’re incredibly organized and tech savvy
  • You have a passion and prowess for language and youth-focused resource material
  • You approach problems creatively, always keeping students and teachers in mind
  • You want to make a difference in education, you bring passion and an awesome work ethic to your workplace

Please email your resume to:  or drop it off during our office hours 9am – 3 pm Monday through Thursday at: 344 Lower Ganges Rd.

Deadline for receiving applications: June 8th, 2016

We thank all who take the time and effort to apply; only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Gulf Islands Sexual Safety Survey

 SWOVA sexual assault survey 3 (online version) 1.5xConsent and Sexual Assault Study in the Southern Gulf Islands

YOUR Input is Needed!

Survey now extended to June 6th



A community wide survey is requesting your feedback during the month of May (until June 6th) focusing on our understanding of consent and sexual assault. All community members age 14 and over are invited to participate and share their thoughts on these matters.

Your feedback will provide a better understanding of community awareness of these issues and the services that pertain to them for Mayne, Galiano, Saturna,

Salt Spring and Pender Islands. The Gulf Island Sexual Assault and Consent Project is a three-year initiative funded by Status of Women Canada, conducted by SWOVA Community Development and Research Society and its community partners.

The survey can be found at:

Any information or thoughts shared will be completely anonymous and confidential.

For any questions about the survey please call the SWOVA office at 250-537-1336.