Welcome to the NEVR website!
Here, you will find our campaign news, upcoming events, as well as links to various NEVR platforms, and initiatives. NEVR members include service providers, educators, police, justice and government. The Network to Eliminate Violence in Relationships (NEVR) campaigns to work toward the ultimate goal of eliminating violence in relationships in our community. NEVR will focus on all aspects of relationship violence; physical, sexual, emotional and financial, and its effects on all members of the family and the community. Relationships include intimate partners, adults and seniors & children within families. We will:
• Engage the support and commitment from all stakeholders through education, awareness, advocacy and collaboration.
• Create a forum for the coordination of open and efficient service delivery and public policy. We will establish a resource repository for service providers, community leaders, educators and government bodies.
• Work with the various components of the media to help us deliver the message: “VIOLENCE IN REALTIONSHIPS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN OUR COMMUNITY”.
- open to anyone who supports the goals of the committee. Email NEVR@kpu.ca to join. Future meetings 2019: Jan 17, Mar 21, April 18, May 16, June 20 2-4 PM held at PSB
Terms of reference
- All present have an equal voice
- We create a safe and supportive environment with the understanding that we respect the confidentiality of the members and the clients
- Create opportunities for groups to collaborate and share resources and information
- Organize yearly conferences that provide education and training
- Provide opportunities for student placements and learning opportunities for change and advocacy work
- Advocate for change in attitudes, policies and procedures, practices, and funding
- Advocate for a national campaign to eliminate violence in relationships
- Promote Share evidence based best practices
- Create open access resources
- Commitment to raise awareness regarding healthy relationships
If you are a member and would like to add your event to our online calendar, please send an email describing the event, the location, the date & time, and other information you would like to add.
Upcoming Events: Dec 6 National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence Against Women
Please browse through the links below to find helpful education materials surrounding positive relationships
This Tool Kit is a resource that has been designed to provide awareness and information on how best to recognize the signs of relationship violence, how to safely respond to that violence and how to support someone experiencing violence.
This toolkit was prepared for the Network to Eliminate Violence in Relationships. It was created as part of a student project within the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (BSN) at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU). Dr. Balbir Gurm, Nursing Faculty, supervised this project, and students were mentored and supported by Melissa Granum of the Delta Police Department and by Jim Cessford, former Delta Police Chief. This toolkit is based on an earlier toolkit that was created by KPU BSN-PB students who were supervised by Dr. Balbir Gurm, Nursing Faculty and mentored and supported by Sobhana Daniel, Executive Director, Provincial Office of Domestic Violence. Click here to access the toolkit
This is a student project for Nursing 5610 in the BSN-PB program for Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) supervised by Dr. Balbir Gurm, Nursing Faculty at KPU, and supported by Sobhana Daniel, Executive Director at the Provincial Office of Domestic Violence (PODV). Click here to access the toolkit
Other helpful links:
- Positive and Supportive Relationships Tips, Strategies
- Healthy Relationships Cards
- Peer Mentor Manual
- Resource Directory
National Day of Remembrance and Action
On December 6, 1989, 13 female students and a female administrator at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal were murdered because they were women. The shocking impact of their deaths led Parliament to designate December 6 as a national day of remembrance. Nearly 30 years later, the effects of this tragedy continue to be felt and women remain targets because of their gender.
The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women is about remembering victims; it is also a time to take action. We each have the opportunity and the responsibility to stand up against misogyny, sexism, and hate — and it starts with creating a culture of respect.
As well as commemorating the 14 young women whose lives ended in an act of gender-based violence that shocked the nation, December 6 represents an opportunity for Canadians to reflect on the fact that women in Canada, and around the world, continue to face disproportionate levels of violence each and every day.
It is also an opportunity to consider the women and girls for whom violence is a daily reality, and to remember those who have died as a result of gender-based violence. Finally, it is a day for communities to consider concrete actions to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls.
In addition to the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women on December 6, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women takes place on November 25 and marks the first day of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which ends on December 10, with International Human Rights Day.