Tracy Porteous – is a Registered Counsellor who for 34 years has been involved in a leadership capacity developing programs, policy, training and collaborative strategies related to gender based violence. Tracy is a Governor General of Canada medal recipient, the most recent in 2014 where she was honoured in recognition for ‘exemplary contributions towards the equality of women in Canada’. In 2011 Tracy was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the British Columbia (BC) Child and Youth Representative after launching the grounding-breaking Be More Than A Bystander; Break the Silence on Violence Against Women campaign with the BC Lions Football Club. Tracy is the Executive Director of the Ending Violence Association of BC, a Provincial NGO that supports over 200 other NGOs that specialize in responding to sexual and domestic violence. Tracy is also the Co-Chair of the Ending Violence Association of Canada, the national entity working with the Canadian Football League on the development and implementation of it’s new National Violence Against Women Policy.