Springtide Resources is a registered charity that develops and implements programs aimed at responding to the growing prevention, intervention and educational needs of those working toward ending violence against women and their children. Since 1978, our organization has been effectively providing training and resources to decrease the incidence of physical, psychological, emotional and sexual violence against women and the effect that woman abuse has on children.
We understand that:
- Violence against women is never justified or acceptable.
- Intimate violence is primarily experienced by women at the hands of men.
- Violence against women has a negative social impact on everyone.
- Intimate violence cuts across all abilities, ages, classes, ethnicities, races, sexual orientations and requires diverse responses and solutions.
- Violence against women arises out of the structures of power that reproduce the inequality of women and girls.
- Violence is a learned behaviour that can be changed.
Ending violence against women and children is everyone’s responsibility.
Springtide Resources is a dynamic organization working to change the social conditions that subject women to abuse and violence at the hands of intimate partners, families and caregivers. Our organization’s long term goals are to:
- Build the capacity of communities and individuals to educate, prevent and respond to intimate violence
- Empower communities to take systemic and personal action on intimate violence
- Make programs and services that address intimate violence accessible to diverse communities and vulnerable populations
- Promote healthy, equitable intimate relationships
Springtide Resources promotes healthy and equal relationships by engaging diverse communities in shared educational strategies designed to prevent violence against women and the effect it has on children.
We are committed to:
- Education – as a critical element of social change.
- Solutions – to violence against women that include everyone.
- Partnership and collaboration – to increase responsibility and community capacity.
- Diversity – reflected in our governance, staff, volunteers, materials and partnerships.
- Accessibility and accommodation – throughout our organization and programs.
- Reciprocity and openness – with clients, volunteers, staff, partners and supporters.
- Innovation – in methodology, tools and content.
- Ethical stewardship of public and private funds – in an efficient, accountable and transparent manner.