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SparkFest – Sparkling Inspiration

SparkFest – Sparkling Inspiration

Sparkfest is the annual SWOVA fundraiser that the youth from Pass It On organize. This year on April 30, they really outdid themselves: Music by Ashleigh Ball from Hey Ocean, Tara Maclean & Suzanne Little, spoken word from Morgan Klassen, and the GISS imrov team....

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Be Inspired! Sparkle at Sparkfest

Be Inspired! Sparkle at Sparkfest

Good News! Sparkfest is weeks away, and we are all getting very excited for our 5th annual Pass It On benefit. Sparkfest will be held on April 30th at the Harbour House Hotel. This year’s generous performers are Ashleigh Ball from Hey Ocean; the Brony documentary;...

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Media Literacy – By Sharyn Carroll

Technology use is now intertwined with our lives so much that we live in a culture where we are constantly being bombarded with messages from the media at an alarming rate.  Our love of media is not a new one. According to the Halifax Insurance Digital Home Index,...

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A Transformative Year…from Caterpillar to Butterfly

A Transformative Year…from Caterpillar to Butterfly

A blog post by Kate Nash Often the effects of a program like Pass It On are not ones you can easily quantify or even see. Yes, there are responses to surveys or the positive comments the girls shout out on the last day about missing the program or loving the time...

Pass It On: Boys – Survey Results & Evaluation

Pass It On: Boys – Survey Results & Evaluation

In the Fall of 2016, SWOVA’s Pass It On - Engaging Boys & Young Men Project set out to find out about the needs of boys and young men (cis- trans- & non-binary inclusive)  in the Salt Spring Island Community and ways to address these needs. Surveys and focus...

We Want to Hear from You: Boys & Young Men

We Want to Hear from You: Boys & Young Men

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...

We’re hiring! Male Facilitator – Contract

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...

We Reflect the Beauty of the People We Love by Kate Nash

Winter seems to be a time of great change and learning for me. My mother passed away this year on January 1st. For anyone who has lost a parent, the mixed emotions and loss will be familiar. When a parent dies we flounder between our adult selves and the child inside...

Why is everyone talking about Consent?  By Sharyn Carroll

Why is everyone talking about Consent? By Sharyn Carroll

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAy5LYJlTII From high profile cases in the media to Canadian students and faculty calling for change across college and university campuses, the term “Consent” is being put under a microscope. Our understanding of this word raises...

SWOVA Focuses on Consent and Sexual Assault

SWOVA Focuses on Consent and Sexual Assault

Statistics tell us that one in three women and one in six men will experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetime, while less than one in ten assaults are reported to the authorities. Most sexual assaults happen by someone the victim knows. (Stats Can 2004)...

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