Young girl fights bullying

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Alvena Little-Wolf Ear and her mother at rally in Nanaimo
Photo: Robert Barron / Nanaimo Daily News

Adapted from The Province and the Nanaimo Daily News
Level 2

Alvena Little-Wolf Ear is 9 years old. She is in grade 4.

Alvena was unhappy. Children at school made fun of her. They would not play with her.

Annette Little is Alvena’s mother. Annette saw that Alvena was unhappy.

“She kept a lot of it in. No one really knew,” said Little.

Teachers, school staff and other students helped Alvena and her mother.

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Atira wins award

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The outside of Atira’s apartment building
(Photo: Ward Perrin, PNG)

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun
Level 2

Atira is an organization. Atira helps women in Vancouver, Surrey and White Rock.

Atira builds homes for women. Atira owns 13 buildings. They house 1,200 women.

The homes are safe places. The homes are low-cost.

They built a new apartment in downtown Vancouver.

They used old shipping containers. The building has 12 apartments.

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VCC joins important anti-violence project

C.A.R.E. Assistance Coordinator Lisa Wagner, C.A.R.E. Taskforce member and VCC student Vanessa Chong, and C.A.R.E. Coordinator Alana Prochuk.

C.A.R.E. Assistance Coordinator Lisa Wagner, C.A.R.E. Taskforce member and VCC student Vanessa Chong, and C.A.R.E. Coordinator Alana Prochuk.

Everyone has the right to feel safe.

Vancouver Community College and WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre are working together on a new project called C.A.R.E. about Gendered Violence.  Students, instructors, and staff at the college will create a plan to improve safety for women and for people of all genders.

What do these letters mean?
WAVAW = Women Against Violence Against Women is a non-profit organization addressing the causes of violence.
C.A.R.E. = Campus Allied Response Effort

To learn more, please visit www.wavaw.ca/vcc-project/, email carevcc@wavaw.ca, or phone 604-255-6228.

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