Violence Prevention

Responding to Violence

The District's Violence Prevention Program is mandated by WorkSafeBC. The GVTA was part of the working group that created the program.

The School-Based JOHS Committee, the Staff Committee, School-Based Team, and individual members all have a role in preventing and responding to violence. For advice, please contact

If you have been involved in a violent incident, or witnessed a violent incident, the following steps should be taken:

  1. Seek medical aid/first aid if necessary.

  2. Fill out a Violent Incident Submission Form.

    1. Keep a copy for your records.

    2. Provide a copy to your principal.

  3. If you were injured as a result of this violence, fill out a WorksafeBC Worker's Report of Injury or Occupational Disease to Employer 6A.

  4. If you missed work or had to access medical treatment, submit a claim for compensation to WorkSafeBC.

  5. Inform your GVTA H&S rep at your school of the incident. They will ensure other processes are followed.

  6. Contact the GVTA anytime in this process for assistance 250-595-0181 or