Both will invest $20,000 each toward EVA B.C.’s 15 – 20 minute training video focused on workers involved in resource extraction that will be used in training employees to help create supportive and healthy work environments.

The video will target new employees in these resource sectors, focussing on identifying risks and responding appropriately to violence against women.

“This video is a direct result of our involvement as a founding partner in the Be More Than a Bystander program, which is designed to teach people to speak out about violence against women,” Vice-President of Government Relations Canada for Encana, Richard Dunn said. “Taking this same message into our field operations aligns with our commitment to ensuring a safe, respectful workplace and is a proactive step to address this difficult issue which exists in every community.”

EVA B.C. has a number of initiatives underway to help end violence against women and they will also produce material relating to violence against women for new employees to be included in training and orientation packages as part of their new Domestic Violence in the Workplace training program.

The Provincial Office of Domestic Violence was created in March 2012 as the permanent lead for the B.C. government, focused on strengthening the services and supports available for children, women and families affected by domestic violence

Production of the video will commence this summer.