Salt Spring Women Opposed to Violence and Abuse (SWOVA)

SWOVA develops solutions to prevent violence and abuse against women and children through education, community development, and research. In partnership with our school district we offer the award winning Respectful Relationships program in schools. We consult with and train other communities to offer school-based violence prevention workshops. There is a resource library available free of charge to the communities in the Southern Gulf Islands. We coordinate community events on December 6th, International Women's Day, and Prevention of Violence against Women month. We create, publish, and distribute materials on issues related to prevention of violence against women and children. We serve communities of the Southern Gulf Islands.

Address / Contact Info

Community Development and Research Society
344 Lower Ganges Road Salt Spring Island, BCV8K 2V3
Contact name: Kiran Dhingra

Phone Numbers

Phone : (250) 537-1336

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This program was last updated on 18 Feb 2018.