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International Women’s Day Event!

International Women’s Day Event!

March 8 is International Women’s Day (IWD) and SWOVA’s opportunity to celebrate! Together we will honour exceptional women who volunteer their time and talent, energy and enthusiasm in our community. This year SWOVA is partnering with Volunteer and...

Let’s Talk about *Consent*

By Sharyn Carroll Rape;  \rap\~ [noun] The word rape originally comes the Latin “rapere” – meaning to abduct, grab or snatch. Somewhere along our linguistic evolution, its meaning morphed to include intimidating, threatening or forcing someone to have sexual...

Holiday Joy!

Getting in the Holiday Spirit SWOVA held a gathering of Staff, Board and their partners to celebrate the winter holiday season whether it be Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Yule or any other tradition.  We held a potluck at the beautiful new venue of Twig & Buoy at...

Annual General Meeting

 Annual General Meeting Thursday, December 1st, 2016 5:00 – 7:00p.m. at the SWOVA office 344 Lower Ganges Road, SSI * Members are welcome * For more information, contact: 250-537-1336 or info[at]swova[dot]org

Taking Back the Night

by Kiran Dhingra, MSW, RSW, Executive Director As I write these words, it is a few days after the Take Back the Night march that took place in our community last Friday June 10th, 2016.  The event was organized from a ground swell of supporters in response to a woman...