Coalition Against Violence Avalon East (CAVAE)

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31 Peet Street, Ste. 215
St. John’s, NL
A1B 3W8

Tel: (709) 757-0137      Fax: (709) 754-4949


CAVAE is an alliance of community and government agencies dedicated to ending violence; acting as an umbrella organization to provide support and enhance the violence prevention work of member agencies throughout the Avalon East region; governed by a Board of Directors. One of ten throughout the province who are working in partnership with the Provincial Government.

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

  • Community Capacity Building: Maintains a network of community and government agencies devoted to social justice
  • Public Education: Conducts workshops through the region for adults and youth on such topics as gender inequality; dating violence; elder abuse; bullying; etc. Provides Violence Awareness and Action Training, a provincial education initiative that takes an experiential interagency approach to educating governmental and non-governmental representatives on the roots of violence and the compounding vulnerabilities of victims of violence.
  • Lobbying and Advocacy: In conjunction with the community and the government, CAVAE advocates for effective policies that support victims of violence. Participates in the Community Advisory Committee of the Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI), Government of NL, a conference of the Regional Coordinating Committees found throughout the province. The Committee meets regularly to discuss priorities related to violence prevention, as well as to make recommendations on behalf of the community to the VPI Deputy Ministerial Committee.