Support Women. Protect Others.

Healthcare heroes are working to protect the health of our community. Let’s do our part to protect others, too.

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, physical isolation and ‘shelter in place’ policies have created new and significant risk factors for women who are experiencing violence or are at high-risk for abuse. Where risk factors of gender-based violence at home already exist, various pandemic-related stressors can become additional triggers including job losses and reduced income, food insecurity, fears about contracting the virus, exacerbated mental health issues, and disrupted family routines.

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Very few anti-violence service providers are equipped to provide online communications or virtual resources, increasing anxiety among existing clients and posing a significant risk to women’s health and well-being.

To help support anti-violence programs and women who have experienced violence, we have partnered with the Ending Violence Association of BC (EVA BC) in a $600,000 fundraising initiative to establish a secure Virtual Communications infrastructure. This platform will coordinate more than 100 counselling programs and 140 advocacy programs across the province in developing anti-violence curriculum, delivering life-saving knowledge and resources to women of all ages, to ensure their safety and long-term healing.

100% of net proceeds from the limited edition Ending Violence Together Mask and additional donations made at checkout will support community-based anti-violence services and cross-sector initiatives to support victims and survivors of gender-based violence, through our partnership with the Ending Violence Association of BC and in support of our COVID-19 Fund: Women + Families. 

Wearing a non-medical mask - even if you have no symptoms - is an additional measure you can take to protect others around you and limit the spread of COVID-19. Having millions of people wear masks in public spaces will have an incredible impact on public health. Purchase a mask today and you will also be supporting women’s health needs while saving medical-grade masks for our frontline healthcare heroes.

100% of net proceeds from all other mask sales will support the work of the BC Women’s Health Foundation to address the areas of greatest need in women’s health, such as the purchase of urgently needed medical equipment, women’s health research, education, awareness, and advocacy for the unique needs of women and  newborns across the province.

The BC Women’s Health Foundation is committed to ensuring exemplary healthcare for women and newborns by providing solution-focused philanthropy that delivers tangible social impact. Learn more about our mission and mandate here