News and Updates

News and updates about our diverse and inclusive working group.

West Coast LEAF

West Coast LEAF

West Coast LEAF is the first and only organization in BC dedicated to using the law as a strategy to work towards an equal and just society for all women and people who experience gender-based discrimination. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped bring about some...

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Options for Sexual Health

Options for Sexual Health

Based in British Columbia, Options for Sexual Health (or “Options”) is Canada's largest non- profit provider of sexual health services. We are privileged to work with over 34,000 individuals at our more than 60 clinics annually; deliver education training and...

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WAVAW

WAVAW

Supporting Survivors. Shifting Society. WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre is a non-profit charitable organization that formed in 1982 in response to the high demand for support services for survivors of sexual assault. Over the past 36 years, WAVAW has grown from a one-woman...

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The Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC

The Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC

The Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC (CCCABC) is an inclusive, feminist, membership-based organization comprised of individuals and groups including parents, grandparents, child care providers, community organizations, academics and unions. Through research,...

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Rise Women’s Legal Centre

Rise Women’s Legal Centre

Family law is the one of the most significant unmet areas of legal need in BC and disproportionately impacts women, particularly women facing intersecting oppressions. Rise is working to change that.The original vision for a student clinic serving women in Vancouver...

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Chrysalis Society

Chrysalis Society

WHAT DOES CHRYSALIS DO?For over 30 years, Chrysalis has provided long-term residential care and supports to self-identified women seriously impacted by addiction, violence, poverty, homelessness, exploitation and untreated concurrent mental/medical health issues WHAT...

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Battered Women’s Support Services

Battered Women’s Support Services

BWSS -Safety Changes Everything Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) was founded in 1979 by five women and 40 years later, BWSS remains committed to ending gender-based violence through our direct services: crisis line, support services, support groups,...

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Aunt Leah’s Place

Aunt Leah’s Place

For 30 years, Aunt Leah's Place has helped prevent children in foster care from becoming homeless, and mothers in need from losing custody of their children throughout Metro Vancouver.   To support them on their journey, we provide support in three key areas:...

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Pacific Immigrant Resources Society

Pacific Immigrant Resources Society

Pacific Immigrant Resources Society (PIRS) was founded in 1975 by a number of visionary and committed women.   Our mission is to empower immigrant and refugee women and children to fully participate in Canadian life through neighborhood-based programs. PIRS...

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Stamps Place | New Chelsea Society

Stamps Place | New Chelsea Society

New Chelsea Society became the owner and operator of Stamps Place in April 2016. The property had previously been directly managed by BC Housing. Through a Request For Proposals (RFP) process, related to the provincial government’s Non-Profit Asset Transfer Program,...

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