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We Are Cowichan Women Against Violence
Cowichan Women Against Violence Society is a supportive space for diversity, change, choice, and growth. We offer counselling, advocacy, emergency shelter, community development, and education for every woman. Founded on principles of compassion, dignity, and confidentiality, we aim to support and empower women and children affected by abuse.
CWAVS provides client-centered safety, shelter, counselling, advocacy and education that supports individual, family and community well-being.
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For over 40 years CWAV has been working with women and children rebuilding their lives after experiencing violence. We have expanded our services to include
Eloise was a cherished CWAVS volunteer. She was a true leader and matriarch, Elouise left her mark in the way that she communicated, connected, and
Here’s a link to a story the United Way, a supporter of CWAV, did on our Women’s Night Shelter — a story of hope amidst
On December 6, 1989, 14 women were murdered at Polytechnique Montréal. We remember these women. We remember Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz, Annie Turcotte, Annie St-Arneault, Michèle Richard,
On November 30, 2020, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond released her report on the treatment of Indigenous people in BC’s Health Care system. The report is titled