SWOVA  maintains an extensive print, video and DVD resource library which is open to the public from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday.  Books and DVD’s are available for loan, free of charge to people in the Southern Gulf Islands.  A catalogue of our resources has been distributed to each school in School District #64 as well as community service organizations.  Our library focuses on education and information about abuse and violence prevention and is open to all – call for more information: 250-537-1336.

Thanks to a grant from B.C. Gaming, as well as receiving some donations, we have been able to keep our library updated.  We have added many new books, some of which are listed below.


Some of our New Books & DvD’s:

Men Speak Up – Ending Violence Together (DvD) – Produced by BC Association of Specialized Victim Assistance and Counselling Programs. Interviews with MLA’s, educators, counsellors, and others.  Violence against women is not a womens’ problem, it is a human problem. Men have to be a part of the solution.  Violence is part of our culture, and to end violence, we must work collaboratively.

Reliable Fundraising in Unreliable Times: What Good Causes Need to Know to Survive and Thrive – (Book) Kim Klein, 2009.  Most non-profits tend to engage in a form of wishful thinking about how to raise funds for their work. Although they know they need money, they don’t want to face the realities of how to raise it and so look for money in the wrong places. Klein explains the why’s and how’s of funding non-profits.

Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment – (Book) Leticia Nieto Psy.D. A Powerful analysis of the psychological dynamics of oppression and privilege, this book shows readers how to develop the skills that can promote social justice for themselves and those around them.

The Gifts of Imperfection – (book) Brene Brown, 2010. Practicing courage, compassion, and connection in our daily lives is how we cultivate worthiness. The key word is Practice! You get courage by courageous acts. It’s like you learn to swim by swimming. You learn courage by couraging.

Cyberbullying – (book)  Heather E. Schwartz, 2013. If a classmate sends threatening e-mails to you, do you know what to do? Don’t worry if you don’t. This book is here to help! Learn tech-savvy ways to keep bullies out of your technology without taking away all the fun!

The Bullying Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Deal with Social Aggression and Cyberbullying –  (book) R. Lohmann, J. V. Taylor, H. Kilpatrick, 2013. A practical, skills-based teen self-help workbook that addresses both bullying and cyberbullying.

Words Wound: Delete Cyberbullying and Make Kindness Go Viral –(book) J. W. Patchin, S. Hinduja, 2013. Provides strategies for kids who are being bullied online.





Click on these links for a full list of our books and videos:

Book Catalog

Video Catalog