Rosa Arteaga


Rosa Elena Arteaga is originally from Mexico City an has been working in the anti-violence field in Vancouver for over twelve years – delivering countless workshops on the topic of intimate violence against women. Her wide sweeping knowledge provides crisis intervention, trauma and violence against women training to service providers throughout Canada.

For the last 8 years Rosa has worked as the Manager of Direct Services and Programs at Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) in Vancouver Canada. She supervises a clinical team of women who support women through individual, family and group counseling, job training, education, housing issues and relocation. Last year alone, Rosa and her (under funded) team answered a stunning 10,000 calls.

Rosa is wildly passionate about her therapeutic work that she frames in a narrative, feminist, anti-oppression, anti-colonial perspective. She is an active agent of change towards eradicating violence against women that she believes is the most pressing issue of our time. Rosa and her team are a true gift to the Vancouver School and our Vancouver community.

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