Annual General Meeting

 Annual General Meeting Thursday, December 1st, 2016 5:00 – 7:00p.m. at the SWOVA office 344 Lower Ganges Road, SSI * Members are welcome * For more information, contact: 250-537-1336 or

Survey: Boys & Young Men

Pass It On: Boys logo

SWOVA’s ‘Pass It On – Engaging Boys and Young Men Council’ is soliciting input from boys and young men 13-19 years (cis- trans- & non-binary inclusive) in our 5- minute online survey (link provided here). This is a project coordinated by David Norget and generously funded through grants from the Salt Spring Foundation and the… Read more »

2016-17 Membership & Fundraising Appeal

November 2016 Dear Friends of SWOVA,   SWOVA engages this Fall season with all the excitement and creativity that new staff and new programs bring.  Our new Executive Director, Kiran Dhingra and her staff, share the passion that has inspired SWOVA’s work for the last twenty years – a passion for violence-prevention programming and the… Read more »

We’re hiring! Male Facilitator – Contract

Position Title:  Male Facilitator, Respectful Relationships Program (“RR”) Contract: November 1, 2016 – May 30, 2017   The successful candidate will have education, job skills and training in the areas of youth violence prevention, social justice, community organizing and classroom facilitation. The Male Facilitator will report to SWOVA’s Program Director and act in a co-facilitation… Read more »

After Ghomeshi – a speaker event at Salt Spring Forum Sept 30/16

After Ghomeshi: Sexual Assault & Canadian Law – An Evening with Sandy Garossino Date/Time 30 Sep 2016 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm Location Beaver Point Hall The Jian Ghomeshi trial cast a Canada-wide spotlight on the topic of sexual violence, and raised the question of whether Canadian law needs to be modernized. Why do so… Read more »


  Since starting my work as a Peace Kids and Respectful Relationships Facilitator AND engaging in awareness about gender-based violence I have come to learn a lot about privilege. I have long felt privileged but I had never understood it like I do now (this in itself is a result of being privileged). As a… Read more »

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… Read more »

Gulf Islands Sexual Safety Survey

 Consent 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… Read more »