Oct 16, 2023

Categories: News, Report

Taanishi kiawow to our volunteers, members of our community, and supporters. As the Board President and Executive Director of Rise Women’s Legal Centre, we are pleased to present Rise’s 2022-23 Annual Report.

2022 was a year of continued growth for Rise, with new positions increasing our capacity to help women and gender diverse people throughout the province. We saw a significant increase in people seeking services, and Rise was able to assist a record number, 2,172.

Consistently, approximately 80% of the clients Rise assists have experienced family violence. We acknowledge how much work is still needed to protect women and gender diverse people experiencing family violence, and to stop the murder and disappearances of Indigenous women, girls, two spirit LGBTQIA + people. We are proud to be on the frontlines of ensuring the safety of women and gender diverse people in BC and are grateful that, in the face of such grim realities, our ability to provide trauma informed care to women and gender diverse people continues to increase.

Read full report here


Operations During COVID-19

Please note that, due to the current health emergency, our office is closed to the public until further notice. Our staff continues to serve our clients remotely, but we are not always on the premises to accept postal or courier deliveries. Please send documents by email where possible, or arrange a time for physical delivery in advance.

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516 Richards Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 3A2

Our office is located on unceded territory of the Skwxwu7mesh (Squamish), Tsleil-Waututh (Burrard), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.

Accessibility & Comfort at Rise

Rise strives to be inclusive and accessible for our clients and visitors. Our entry, reception area, meeting rooms and restroom are fully wheelchair accessible. If you have any requests that would make your visit to Rise easier or more comfortable, please let us know and we will do our very best to accommodate you.

Dogs at Rise

Occasionally our staff may bring their small dogs to work. Dogs stay in their owners’ individual offices except when being walked. If you have severe allergies or other concerns, please let us know 24 hours before attending our office so that we may accommodate you.

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