Island Women Against Violence (IWAV)

IWAV is a non-profit society dedicated to supporting women and their children throughout the Southern Gulf Islands whose lives have been affected by violence and abuse.

Status of Women
Federal Government Agency which promotes gender equality and the full participation of women in the economic, social, cultural and political life of the country.

Canadian Women’s Foundation
CWF helps women in Canada to move out of violence by funding emergency shelters, support programs, and effective follow-up programs. They also invest in school-based violence-prevention programs, where girls and boys learn how to stop the violence — for good.

DAISSI (Diversity and Inclusion Salt Spring Island)
DAISSI is a non-profit society for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning people with Allies on Salt Spring Island.

Options for Sexual Health
Sexual health services and support provided non-judgmentally and confidentially.

Representative for Children and Youth
A Voice for Kids in British Columbia – The Representative for Children and Youth supports children, youth and families who need help in dealing with the child-serving system.

Ministry of Justice, Community, Sport and Cultural Development
The mission of the Ministry of Justice is to lead law reform in British Columbia, see that public affairs are administered in accordance with the law, and ensure that British Columbia is a province where people are safe. The Ministry’s portfolio includes: Protection of children and vulnerable adults; • Victim services; • Addressing violence against women

Secretary General’s Executive Summary on the Study on Ending Violence Against Women (PDF download)

The Girls Action Foundation
This national organization supports the empowerment, healthy development and leadership of girls and young women across Canada. Their site is full of resources for youth and leaders of all-girls programs.

Leave Out Violence
A not for profit organization that reduces violence in the lives of youth and in our communities by building a team of youth who communicate the message of non-violence.

The Safe Online Outreach Society
SOLOS’s purpose is to educate the public about exploitation on the internet by doing research, creating materials and delivering presentations and workshops that will train youth, professionals and parents on how to recognize and respond to online sexual exploitation and assist children and youth affected by this issue.

UN Women
The women’s fund at the United Nations provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programmes and strategies to foster women’s empowerment and gender equality. UN Women places the advancement of women’s human rights at the centre of all of its efforts.