Power of Connection in Facing Challenge

Power of Connection in Facing Challenge

I recently heard about a fascinating study in which researchers were investigating human perception of challenge. One of their findings was that when a person stands at the base of a hill that they are about to climb, they perceive the hill to be 10 to 20% larger than...
Job Opportunity for Youth (Aged 15-30)

Job Opportunity for Youth (Aged 15-30)

We’re looking for a Marketing & Communications Assistant! The Assistant will help with the development and implementation of the communications and social enterprise initiatives within our organization. This position is a part of the Canada Summer Jobs...
December 6th Memorial Ceremony

December 6th Memorial Ceremony

On Sunday, December 6, Salt Spring islanders are invited to gather online at 5pm in memorial and solidarity of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada, hosted by The Circle Salt Spring Education Society and Islanders Working...
SWOVA’s Programs Go Online

SWOVA’s Programs Go Online

Given the realities of the “new normal” and physical distancing, SWOVA is taking advantage of the benefits of online learning to continue to support children and youth with their social and emotional well-being. Pass-It-On Girls is currently being offered...
Thankful & Still Elated

Thankful & Still Elated

All of us SWOVA — board, staff, and facilitators — were delighted with and very grateful for the generosity and support that 100+ Women Who Care showed SWOVA Community Development and Research Society at its February 24 meeting. As the number of nominations grow in...
We’re Rebranding!

We’re Rebranding!

SWOVA is rebranding! Since 1996, our organization’s full name has been “SWOVA Community Development and Research Society.” We continue firmly rooted in the original purposes reflected in our 1996 Constitution, but in mid-2020, we hope to announce a new name for our...