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Dec. 6th Vigil – Please Join Us

December 5, 2017

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

We invite everyone to attend a

Candlelight Vigil

Centennial Park

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 

**4:30-5:00pm** 

To honour and remember all women who have been killed by violence. We will meet at the Memorial Monument just before 4:30. Members of the public are invited to witness, listen to readings/poetry and song and share your own words as the spirit moves you.

Sponsored by:

SWOVA Community Development & Research Society

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The Best Part of Pass It On – by Chris Gay

The Best Part of Pass It On – by Chris Gay

The Pass It On female teen mentorship program has now completed its second year. This year there were 16 mentors and 16 buddies. The mentors met weekly with their mentor supervisor, Kate Maurice, for support and guidance. In addition, they met monthly as a group with...

SparkFest: A night of celebration – by Chris Gay

SparkFest: A night of celebration – by Chris Gay

Kate Maurice, the Mentor Supervisor for the Pass It On female teen mentorship program, held us intimately and passionately in a circle of gratitude during an evening of entertainment on Sunday April 29th at the Harbour House Hotel. The event was a fundraiser for the...

SparkFest: A night of celebration – by Chris Gay

Sparkfest: Creating and Celebrating Community – by Kate Maurice

On April 24th, Pass It On is coming to the end of this year’s program which means, in the words of female student mentor, Paige Penny, ‘We now throw Sparkfest as a way to celebrate the past year and to build momentum for the next year.” April 29th marks the 2nd...

Building Inter-generational Capacity  – by Kate Maurice

Building Inter-generational Capacity – by Kate Maurice

The Pass It On Program is an initiative that aims to empower and support adolescent girls by providing education and skill building to help them stay safe. The project has two key components. The first is to engage high school adolescent girls in a dialogue around the...

Venturing into the world of on-line training – by Chris Gay

Venturing into the world of on-line training – by Chris Gay

Respectful Relationships (R+R) is a National and Provincial award winning schools-based primary violence prevention program for youth, developed by SWOVA. SWOVA has spent almost a decade of research and development, refining ideas about how to stop bullying,...

And My Best Friend is Gay  –     by Christina Antonick

And My Best Friend is Gay – by Christina Antonick

In the classroom, we use Energizers as activities for groups of youth to practice skill building related to the Respectful Relationships program as well as have the opportunity to move around and be in their bodies during our sessions. In a recent circle we played...

Stereotypes Create Lives Lived in Boxes — by Christina Antonick

Today in the Respectful Relationships Program, we worked with Grade 8 youth to explore stereotypes and how they relate to violence. My co-facilitator Kevin and I do a role play and act out our two scenarios of two youth in conversation. The first scene is a young man...

Lets talk about Respect, Relationships and Sex

Lets talk about Respect, Relationships and Sex

  Dialogue Circles February 14 or 16, 7-9pm (Registration required) A collaborative evening of dialogue for parents and youth of the Gulf Islands These evening talking circles are an opportunity for open, honest and safe dialogue between youth and parents about...

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