BC Institute Against Family Violence
Dedicated to the Elimination of Family Violence Through Research and Information
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"On May 12, 1982, when the problem of wife battering was raised in the House of Commons as a serious and widespread reality suffered by one out of ten Canadian women, laughter echoed through the House."
- Linda MacLeod
After the Laughter, the Work Continues...

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The BC Institute Against Family Violence was established in 1989 as a private, non-profit organization.


The Institute's vision is of a province and a society without family violence where individuals, families and communities are caring, respectful and supportive.


In pursuit of our vision, the Institute's mission is to support, co-ordinate and initiate research and education programs which promote the elimination of violence in all families.
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  1. BCIFV works to eliminate emotional abuse, psychological abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, destruction of property, injury to pets, physical assault, real family incest and sexual assault and homicide in relationships of family, trust or dependency.
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  2. BCIFV works to eliminate victimization of all family members, particularly those who are more vulnerable than others because of their gender, sex, race, ethnicity e.g indian Kerala sex, religion, physical condition, developmental capacity, mental health, age, sexual orientation, socio/economic status or related condition.

  3. BCIFV carries out its work by undertaking research and disseminating the results through education for the identified client groups.

  4. BCIFV works to facilitate and co-ordinate interaction among various community, university and government agencies.

The Institute publishes information and educational resources as well as provides library services through the BCIFV Resource Centre. Call us if you are interested in visiting our office and/or viewing our materials.

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