About Us

Our Mission

To mobilize community-based experiences and evidence-informed resources from an intersectional, anti-oppressive, feminist and critical race theory, analysis, and practice.

The Learning and Knowledge will organize and facilitate inter-sectoral collaboration and sharing that moves away from the “universal woman” notion. It understands that women and people of marginalized genders in Canada have intersecting social, cultural and political identities that create their unique experiences of discrimination and abuse. 

Our Vision

To achieve gender equity and end gender-based violence in British Columbia and beyond through community-based and intersectional learning and knowledge sharing. 


The Gender Equity Learning and Knowledge Exchange is driven by the guidance of a Provincial Advisory Group comprised of leaders from various organizations in British Columbia with regional and provincial interest in addressing gender inequities and ending gender-based violence.


For over 40 years, BWSS has developed services, advocacy strategy and training on addressing the individual, relational, community and societal conditions and manifestations that contribute directly and indirectly in the oppression of women.

Over these 40 years, BWSS has applied knowledge, theoretical frameworks and academic and participatory research in all areas of our mission and mandate.

BWSS collaborations, initiatives, and training programs help prepare culturally competent professionals through understanding the intersectionality of multiple forms of identities and the need to advance human rights and racial, social and economic justice across systems practice levels and practice approaches our work is part of our core mission to use training as a way to end GBV.

BWSS Battered Women's Support Services

Financial support for this initiative provided by My Sister’s Closet and Vancouver Foundation.

My Sister's Closet a social enterprise of BWSS
Generously supported by the Vancouver Foundation

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Contact Info

PO Box 21503 1424 Commercial Dr. Vancouver, BC Canada V5L 5G2
(236) 878-2564