Learning and Knowledge Exchanges
Involuntary Treatment: Criminalization by Another Name
Currently, numerous law- and policymakers across BC are advocating for the expansion of involuntary treatment, suggesting that admission criteria should be expanded to include people who experience non-fatal overdoses. This position paper calls for the abolition of involuntary treatment, including opposition to the passage of any policy or legislation that expands, sanctions, or encourages the practice.
BC Gender Equality Report Card 2021/2022
The 2021/2022 Gender Equality Report Card assesses BC’s progress in advancing gender equality in economic security and access to healthcare.
Native Women’s Association of Canada Research Toolkit
This toolkit offers guiding information on where to start and what to expect when facilitating, or coordinating, community-based research. This toolkit is part of NWAC’s plan to build research infrastructure, mentorship, and leadership in order to lead more intentional, comprehensive, intersectional, and culturally-grounded research to advance health priorities of Indigenous women, two-spirit, and gender-diverse people.
Indigenous Perspectives of Healing From PTSD
Indigenous nations have a strong resource in ancestral law for providing perspective, understanding through teachings and a pathway for healing. The session speaks to a place where ancestral law and mental health hold great potential.
Supporting Sexually and Gender Diverse Youth Through Trauma-Informed Care
A webinar that discusses how use trauma-informed care to support sexually and gender diverse youth.
Sexual Assault Services in a Pandemic: Adaptation, Innovation and Lessons Learned
This is a submission to B.C’s Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act highlighting state failures to protect girls and young women from violence as the root cause of girls’ homelessness, institutionalization and criminalization. This submission calls for the decriminalization of teen girls entirely, operating from the knowledge that their involvement in the criminal justice system is rooted in their efforts to protect themselves.
Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Women in Canada
This anthology ffers a collection of briefs from a diverse group of experts in the academic, healthcare, and voluntary sectors. These briefs provide greater detail regarding the impact of COVID-19 on women, girls, and gender-diverse people, recognizing the distinct impacts within this group. The diversity of voices and perspectives in this collection serves as a reminder that Canadian women and gender-diverse persons had distinct experiences during the pandemic.
Trauma & Violence Informed Care (TVIC): A Tool for Health & Social Service Organizations & Providers
This tool helps to give you clear, practical steps you can take to build Trauma- & Violence-Informed Care (TVIC) into your practice and organization