News and Events

Our Spring 2024 Newsletter Is Here!

We invite you to read our latest newsletter for updates about IWAV’s: PEACE Program for Children and Youths Stopping the Violence Outreach Sexual Assault Services The newsletter includes the exciting news about the “Grow For It” Seed packets for Mothers Day.

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The Gift of Seeds for Mothers Day

Looking for a thoughtful gift for Mother’s Day that also supports your community? Grow For It Seeds is offering Mother’s Day Seed Packs! The seed packages includes 5 seed varieties (tomato, lettuce, celery, peas and radish) — all grown locally using organic practices in IWAV’s garden program. Add a personalized message to be included in

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“Grow For It” Seeds at Seedy Saturday

IWAV will be vending at the annual Salt Spring Seedy Saturday at the Farmers’ Institute on 351 Rainbow Rd on February 17th from 10am-3pm. We’ll be selling our Grow For It Seeds, which help support our on-site gardening program at our second stage housing for women impacted by abuse. Please

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Check Out Our Spring Newsletter

  We invite you to read our latest newsletter for updates about the Cedars Garden program and the September fundraiser for the Cedars Garden fundraiser on Tuesday, September 12. For this fundraiser, we’ll be hosting a Farm to Table supper featuring produce from The Cedars Garden Project. Click here to

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Announcing Grow For It Seeds!

IWAV is excited to announce the launch of our new social enterprise: Grow For It Seeds! Grow For It is a food gardening project that brings the resident community of our second-stage housing together to participate and learn all aspects of growing food and seed saving. The proceeds from the

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Ask IWAV: We Want Your Questions!

To help us better serve our community, we would like to hear your questions! For the next two weeks, Islanders Working Against Violence is inviting community members to ask questions about navigating IWAV’s services for sexual assault (SA), intimate partner violence (IPV), and gender-based violence (GBV). We want to hear

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December 6th Memorial Ceremony

For the second year in a row, IWAV and The Circle co-hosted the Memorial Ceremony for National Day of Remembrance and Action on Women against Violence via a Facebook Livestream. We were not able to gather in community this year to light candles and remember the women who were killed

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Our Sexual Assault Response Program has Launched!

Sexual assault affects a person in many ways. It can be disorienting, confusing, and frightening trying to get the assistance the survivor most needs. Even trying to get the most basic help can make someone feel vulnerable and afraid. And for some survivors, they stop seeking support then and there.

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Our Charcuterie Picnic Fundraiser — A Success!

IWAV is grateful to everyone who participated in the Charcuterie Picnic Fundraiser on September 10 this year. Haidee Hart of Woodshed Provisions and Francis Bread created beautiful and delicious boxes for IWAV. We were able to share these with over 45 households, and these were lovingly delivered by IWAV board

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Our New Location

We are pleased with our new location at #20 – 132 Corbett Road at Croftonbrook. Our program office is a welcome and safe space for our anti-violence programs – outreach, counselling and sexual assault services.  Our management team is also working in this office. The main phone number is 250-537-1867,

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Charcuterie Picnic Fundraiser 2021: Tickets Now Available

This year, by popular demand, we’re offering our successful charcuterie picnic again. Amazing charcuterie boxes for two, created by Chef Haidee Hart with bread by Francis Bread, can be shared together in small groups to create the feeling of togetherness of a farm to table meal. Our board members and

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Croftonbrook Phase 3 Groundbreaking 2021!

IWAV is pleased to announce that we have begun construction of the new housing at Croftonbrook. This will be a 34-unit apartment building that will provide housing for people who have a low to moderate income. The mix of suites (studio to 3 bedrooms) will allow for different options for

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December 6 Online Memorial Vigil with The Circle

This year, IWAV and The Circle hosted our annual vigil on a Facebook Livestream. We were not able to gather in community this year to light candles and remember the women who were killed in the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre. In addition, IWAV and the Circle members read the names of the women

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Shelter Appeal: Thank You to Our Sponsors

Islanders Working Against Violence (IWAV) created a unique fundraiser this year that was both fun and respectful of current social restrictions. In the past 4 years, we have hosted our successful farm to table dinner fundraiser, 10,000 for Change. This year, our fundraising team considered options that could bring people

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