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  February 2016 E-NEWS
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Procurement Update
Well Done, Tracy!
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"Morality is a test of our conformity rather than our integrity."  


-Jane Rule
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Thanks to BC Men in Nursing!

Once again, the BC Nurses' Union (BCNU) Men in Nursing caucus members have dedicated funds raised during Movember to support EVA BC!
Men in Nursing Chair, Walter Lumamba, presented EVA BC's Office Manager Habiba Rashid with a cheque for an incredible $2,000 at the recent BC Collaborates Training Forum.  Our sincere thanks to Men in Nursing for everything they do to be more than bystanders! 
Resources Available from Training Forum 2015

A total of 890 delegates  that included anti-violence workers, law enforcement, government and others  attended BC's first ever collaborative training forum, Together! BC Collaborates on December 9 & 10, 2015.

You can access resource materials from many of the workshops that were delivered at the conference by going to http://bccollaborates.ca/handouts.php

Meet Our Library Student Volunteers!

Library student volunteers Megan Janzen (seated on the left), Sophie Roberge (centre) and Cecilia Rose (right) are in the thick of things as they organize EVA BC's many resources.   

Our thanks for all their hard work as they share their time and expertise with us! 

Update: MOJ Open Procurement Process

As programs are aware, Phase 3 of the Services to Victims of Crime initiative involved the release of a draft procurement plan for consultation. The Community Safety and Crime Prevention Branch of the Ministry of Justice released a Services to Victims of Crime Project Update on November 18th, 2015. The update included information on the procurement process as it impacts Victim Service and Violence Against Women Programs.

Some highlights from the update and an accompanying Q&A are:
  • The Ministry is continuing with its regular Program Application process for fiscal year 2016-17 contracts for victim service and violence against women programs. Contract terms for 2016-17 will be 16 months, running from April 1st, 2016 to July 31st, 2017. Program Application packages have been sent to contracted service providers.
  • In response to feedback from service providers, the Ministry has decided not to proceed with a new funding formula or with the creation of new service areas at this time.
The Services to Victims of Crime Project Update, as well as an accompanying Q&A, can be found at
Well Done, Tracy!
Appreciation for 20 Years of EVA BC Leadership 

Board member Jan Seelinger presented Tracy with a token of EVA BC's appreciation.
A highlight of EVA BC's recent Annual General Meeting was an appreciation for the organization's founding Executive Director, Tracy Porteous.
Deep Roots Make
Strong Wings

Along with an inscribed trophy recognizing her 20 years of dedication to and leadership of EVA BC, Tracy received a painting created especially for the occasion by her longtime friend, Gabriola Island artist Sheila Norgate.