Battered Women, “It’s in Your Hands”

Battered Women’s Support Services is making an impact one woman at a time. We contribute to the freedom and liberation of girls and women from violence and to empower our community through training and education programs. For over 30 years, we have been providing counselling and healing spaces for those who have experienced abuse. To help women build strength and resiliency, we work on systemic advocacy, law reform, in-class youth engagement programs and we operate a social enterprise … [Read more...]

Canada Day Celebration of the Constitution Act 1867

Canada Day History It's almost time to light the candles for Canada's 146th birthday! Canada Day occurs on July 1st, the anniversary of Canada's confederation. Canadians commemorate the day with parades, fireworks, cookouts, and concerts. The popularity of the holiday has been on the incline since the late 1960's and has since become a nationwide celebration. Formerly known as "Dominion Day," Canada Day marks the anniversary of the Constitution Act of 1867, joining Nova Scotia, New … [Read more...]

‘Watching my daughter slip through the cracks’‏, a plea to Take Action!

My daughter was sent away from the hospital during a serious mental health episode. BC's hospitals need to start providing emergency care for kids in crisis. Last month, my 11 year old daughter Jeanette* was sent home from the hospital in the middle of a mental health crisis. She was hurting herself and her family. We begged the nurses to let her stay but still the hospital sent us away. Jeanette has bipolar disorder. Kids with bipolar can have sudden episodes of extreme depression … [Read more...]

Celebrating Family Day, FEB 18 (things to do)

May you and your loved ones celebrate the love in your family life this year :) Family Day is a statutory holiday occurring on a Monday in February. In the provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Saskatchewan, it is observed on the third Monday of February. In the provinces of Manitoba and Prince Edward Island, the statutory holiday on this date is instead termed Louis Riel Day and Islander Day, respectively. British Columbia began to celebrate Family Day on the … [Read more...]

A turning point for the Spirit Bear Coast‏, Take Action!

Tell BC Premier Christy Clark to say No to the Northern Gateway pipeline Premier Christy Clark has just announced that the risks of a tar sands spill outweigh the benefits. Urge Premier Clark to ban tar sands pipelines and oil tankers along the Spirit Bear Coast! We’ve reached a potential turning point in our campaign to stop the Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline from destroying British Columbia’s spectacular Spirit Bear Coast. For the very first time, B.C. Premier Christy Clark has … [Read more...]

Imagine that you’re a victim of sexual assault? – Take Action Here.

Imagine that you're a victim of sexual assault. For over a year, you've waited patiently for your assailant to come to justice. But now, because of bureaucracy, your assailant may go free of charge. This is happening all over British Columbia, and it has to stop. » In British Columbia, cases that last more than 18 months without a trial can be thrown out because of "unreasonable delay." Currently, more than 2,500 pending cases have passed that 18-month mark and are in danger of being … [Read more...]

Canada Day, July 1, 2011 ~ Celebrate ~

Canada Day, July 1, 2011 Celebrate !!! Follow preparations for Canada Day celebrations with the Hill Cam. We are proud of the nation we have built together over the last 144 years. Since the earliest days of our history, Canada has been a land of promise. We have built a society that celebrates achievement and excellence, while at the same time maintaining a strong respect for human rights. Our participation in Celebrate Canada activities brings us together, strengthens our communities, … [Read more...]

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