Be More Than a BystanderĀ is a groundbreaking initiative between theĀ Ending Violence Association of British Columbia (EVA BC)Ā and the BC Lions aimed at increasing the understanding regarding the impact of menā€™s violence against women.

The program will break the silence surrounding violence against women and girls by providing tools, language and practical ideas about how to be more than a bystander, how to speak up and how to communicate that violence and abuse is not acceptable. Partners include the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development, and Teck Resources, while also supported by the BC Federation of Labour.


A series of 29 school-based, interactive, educational workshops about gender-based violence facilitated by BC Lions players. The program promotes the importance of respectful relationships and what boys can do to help. The program targets youth grades 8 to 12.

Each presentation consists of a 40 minute assembly presentation open to all students, followed by a 40 ‘break-out’ session with a class-room sized subset of students from the assembly portion. Students who attend the breakout session will participate in a discussion with their peers on their thoughts and options of what they can do if they see or know someone being abused.

If you are interested in having theĀ Be More Than a Bystander programĀ visit your school in 2019, pleaseĀ fill out the form below or contactĀ Tyler GammonĀ at 604-930-5473

For more information about the Be More Than a Bystander initiative, please clickĀ HERE.

To view the Be More Than a Bystander Code of Conduct, seeĀ  Code of Conduct.

To view the Be More Than a Bystander Complaints Process, see Complaints Process.

Presenting Partners

Province of BC
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