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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

Every year, from November 25 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) to December 10 (World Human Rights Day), Canadians observe the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. It is an opportunity to come together to ...

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Honouring Victims and Survivors of Crime Across Canada

For Immediate Release Honouring Victims and Survivors of Crime Across Canada VICTORIA, BC—(November 12, 2021) November 14–20, 2021 is Victims and Survivors of Crime Week across Canada. This annual observance raises awareness nationwide about the ...

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Ensuring All Victims are Afforded Compassionate, Professional, and Consistent Service Across BC

For Immediate Release ENSURING ALL VICTIMS ARE AFFORDED COMPASSIONATE, PROFESSIONAL, AND CONSISTENT SERVICE ACROSS BC By Celine Lee On the eve of what has become a week to raise awareness about the issues facing victims and survivors of crime, I &hel...

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PVSBC Worker Recognized for Commitment to Victims and Survivors

The 2021 Community Safety and Crime Prevention Virtual Awards Ceremony was held on November 5.  This annual awards ceremony provides an opportunity to celebrate and recognize individuals and groups that have made outstanding contributions to crime p...

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PVSBC Statement on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

National Truth and Reconciliation Day – PVSBC Statement Truth and Reconciliation Week commences September 27 through October 1, with the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30.  In advance of the National Day for Truth and R...

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PVSBC Statement on National Indigenous History Month

PVSBC Statement on National Indigenous History Month National Indigenous Peoples Day has been commemorated annually over the past 25 years on June 21 as part of National Indigenous History Month (NIHM).  This year’s NIHM is dedicated to the missin...

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PVSBC Resource: Supporting Survivors in the Aftermath of Traumatic Death Best Practices

Supporting Survivors in the Aftermath of Traumatic Death Best Practices This document has been developed to serve as a best practice guide to supplement resources police-based victim services programs may currently be using. PVSBC wishes to thank Lau...

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COVID-19 Fraud Awareness

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Police Victim Services of BC wants to remind the public to remain vigilant and be on the lookout for ongoing frauds. Fraudsters are creative and want to profit from uncertainties, misinformation and fears. Protect ...

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From the ED Desk Update

On July 28 Karyn French, Board President; Barbara Vincent, Board Member Municipal Police Victim Services Programs and Ian Batey, Executive Director held a conference call with Minister Franworth, Deputy Minister Seiben, Assistant Deputy Minister Ande...

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Congratulating Tracy Porteous on the Receiving Order of BC

Karyn French, Board President of Police Victim Services British Columbia (PVSBC) extended congratulations to Tracy Porteous, Executive Director of Ending the Violence British Columbia on her appointment to the Order of British Columbia. Karyn on beha...

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