logo

VCC joins important anti-violence initiative

Posted on April 11, 2013

 

Everyone has the right to feel safe.

VCC has become a proud partner in an 18-month campus project to take action against gender-based violence.

Under the leadership of Women Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW) -- a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the root causes of violence -- a volunteer taskforce will be formed to help build awareness about campus safety issues and explore new ways to ensure VCC is a safe place to learn and work. The taskforce is expected to begin its work in the fall.

Throughout the spring and summer, WAVAW representatives will be around VCC campuses spreading the word about this collaborative safety project and inviting staff and students to get involved.

All faculty, particularly those in health services, transportation trades, and ESL, are encouraged to volunteer class time to discuss violence issues such as: dealing with sexual assault, gender-based discrimination in the workplace or gender-based violence and cultural differences.

To coordinate a class presentation or find out more information about volunteering for the taskforce email alana@wavaw.ca or call 604.255.6228, ext. 222.

Project funding is provided by Status of Women Canada.