Nominated by: Ending Violence Association of BC (EVA BC)
Tracy Porteous is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and leader in the Canadian anti-violence movement, having spent the past 36 years working to address gender-based violence through cross sectoral policy, program, training and legislative development. Tracy is a three-time Governor General of Canada medal recipient, most recently in recognition of the Persons Case for her ‘exemplary contributions towards the equality of women in Canada’, was a member of BC’s Domestic Violence Death Review Panels in 2010 and 2016, has testified to federal Parliamentary committees, has participated in the Coroner’s Inquest into the murders of Sunny Park and her family, spoke as a delegate at the United Nation’s 57th Commission on the Status of Women, is an advisor to the Canadian Military’s Operation Honour, a member of the National Domestic Homicide Prevention Committee and the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability. Tracy launched the ground-breaking Be More Than a Bystander campaign with the BC Lions Football Club. Tracy is the Executive Director of the Ending Violence Association of BC, a provincial association supporting over 300 programs and initiatives that respond to sexual and domestic violence, child abuse, and criminal harassment. Tracy is also Co-Chair of the Ending Violence Association of Canada.