Tracy Porteous (British Columbia)

Tracy Porteous is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who for 35 years has been actively involved in a leadership capacity developing resources, programs, policy, and training to many sectors related to sexual assault, intimate partner violence and child abuse. Tracy is a three-time Governor General of Canada medal recipient, the most recent in 2014 when she was honored with the GG medal in recognition of the Persons Case for ‘exemplary contributions towards the equality of women in Canada’. Tracy was a member of BC’s 2010 and 2016 Domestic Violence Death Review Panels, has testified in front of federal Parliamentary committees related to violence against women, a Coroner Inquest into a BC murder/suicide tragedy and recently assisted the Canadian Chiefs of Police with the development of national best practices related to IPV. In 2012, Tracy attended the United Nation Commission on the Status of Women in New York as an official delegate from Canada and spoke at a global session about violence against women prevention. Tracy is the Executive Director of the Ending Violence Association of BC, a Provincial Association that supports over 300 anti-violence programs and initiatives across BC that specialize in responding to/preventing sexual and domestic violence, child abuse and stalking. Tracy is the Co-Chair of the Ending Violence Association of Canada, the national entity that is working with the Canadian Football League on its national Violence Against Women Policy. Tracy is regularly invited on local and national media as a subject matter expert on issues related to gender-based violence.