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VIOLENCE IN RELATIONSHIPS COMMITTEE

The Campbell River and North Island Transition Society sits on the Campbell River Violence in Relationships Committee. 

The Campbell River Violence in Relationships (VIR) Committee is a partnership of agencies and organizations working collaboratively to provide efficient, accessible, and respectful services to individuals who have experienced gender-based and sexual violence in Campbell River, and surrounding areas (Gold River, Sayward, and Quadra and Cortes Islands).

VIR Committee members work together to identify gaps in services, remove barriers in accessing programming, and make recommendations for change to improve service delivery. The VIR Committee also offers training and education opportunities to increase awareness of the services available in our community, and public education on issues related to gender-based and sexual violence.

The VIR Committee brings together representatives from agencies and organizations across various sectors who respond to incidents of gender-based and sexual violence. This includes organizations such as the transition house, community based victim services, counselling and outreach programs, Indigenous services, health care, police, corrections, child protection, and multicultural supports.

Gender-based violence (GBV) refers to violence committed against someone based on their gender identity, gender expression or perceived gender. In Canada, GBV disproportionately impacts women, girls, and marginalized populations; such as Indigenous Peoples, LGBTQ2S+ people (particularly transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary individuals), those living in northern, rural and remote communities, people with disabilities, newcomers, children and youth, and seniors (from Status of Women Canada, Government of Canada website). The VIR Committee aims to respond to all incidents of gender-based and sexual violence by providing a coordinated, consistent, and proactive approach.

Connect with the VIR Committee:
Phone: 250-287-2421
Email: family.services@crfs.ca
Twitter: @CR_VIRCommittee

 

WE HUMBLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE LIVE, WORK, AND PLAY ON THE TRADITIONAL, ANCESTRAL TERRITORY OF THE WE WAI KAI AND WE WAI KUM FIRST NATIONS WHO HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH THIS LAND SINCE TIME IMMEMORIAL.​

WE RECOGNIZE THAT LGBTQ2S PERSONS FACE A HIGH RISK OF DISCRIMINATION AND ABUSE DUE TO THEIR SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY AND/OR GENDER EXPRESSION. WE RECOGNIZE TRANSGENDER OR GENDER VARIANT INDIVIDUALS FACE THE HIGHEST RISK OF EXPERIENCING DISCRIMINATION AND ABUSE AMONG LGBTQ2S COMMUNITIES.


WE ACCEPT GENDER NON-CONFORMING, NON-BINARY AND TWO-SPIRITED INDIVIDUALS, AND TRANS-WOMEN AND THEIR CHILDREN FLEEING ABUSE.

©2020 BY KIRSTEN ZALESCHUK OF THE CAMPBELL RIVER AND NORTH ISLAND TRANSITION SOCIETY