VPD recommended charges in only 25 per cent of sexual assault reports since 2016

07.09.19 — A freedom of information request is pulling back the curtain on sexual crimes in Vancouver, with 1,431 sex assaults reported in the city between January 2016 and January 2019.

Sexual assaults in Vancouver reach 1,431 over three years

07.09.19 — The number of reported sexual assaults to Vancouver police reached a total of 1,431 between 2016 and 2018, with the largest number responded to in the downtown central business district.

Vancouver sexual assault prevention team will be back on the street soon

07.07.19 — A Vancouver sexual assault prevention team will resume operations this month thanks to a city grant, but says its long-term funding is still precarious.

Sexual assault only violent crime still rising in Vancouver, stats say

07.06.19 — The street team prevents assaults before they happen by escorting people home, assisting drunk people, or providing first aid. “Our team is out there specifically to look for things that might otherwise go undetected by police, or that the police are too busy to do,” said Forrester.

City pays up to keep Vancouver’s only anti-harassment patrol on the streets

06.25.19 — Vancouver City Council unanimously passed a motion to provide $25,000 to the Good Night Out Street Team to help cover operating expenses until the end of the year.

Making the Granville strip safe: Nighttime safety program in need of funding

06.24.19 — Vancouver city staff will recommend the city provide $25,000 in funding to non-profit organization Good Night Out Vancouver⁠—a nightlife safety program.

Funding lifeline pitched for group fighting sex assaults on Vancouver’s Granville Strip

06.20.19 — A Vancouver non-profit that works to prevent sexual harassment and assault in the nightclub district may not be forced to scrap its services for the busy summer season after all.

New city funding endorsed for anti-sexual-harassment group Good Night Out Vancouver

06.19.19 — Fresh city funding of $25,000 has been recommended to support the work of Good Night Out Vancouver.

Funding gap could scrap Vancouver’s anti-sex assault street team this summer

06.17.19 — Good Night Out Vancouver suspended operations this spring due to a funding crunch, but founder Stacey Forrester said it had hoped to be up and running again for July, when calls for service double.

Music Waste works to promote a safe festival space

06.13.19 — Through their partnership with Good Night Out Vancouver, Music Waste prioritizes creating a safe and comfortable environment for artists and attendees alike by working with venues, volunteers and artists who share their ethos.

Vancouver group that tries to stop sexual assault suspends operations due to lack of funds

05.15.19 — A volunteer group that tries to stop sexual harassment and sexual assaults in Vancouver is suspending operations this month because of a lack of funds.

Downtown Vancouver sexual assault support team suspends operations due to lack of funding

05.15.19 — A team that works to prevent sexual assault in downtown Vancouver has suspended operations due to lack of funding.

Mace 2.0: How new technology aims to prevent sexual assault

04.15.19 — Forrester said Good Night Out Vancouver approaches sexual-violence prevention as a community issue, not a woman's personal responsibility.

Here’s what to look for and what to do if you think someone’s being sexually or verbally harassed

12.31.18 — Stacey Forrester and her Good Night Out team offer bystander intervention workshops to help recognize, mitigate and stamp out harassment on ...

‘It’s 2018 and we shouldn’t tolerate this anymore’: Advocacy group against sexual assault visits Revelstoke

12.21.19 — While based out of Vancouver, Good Night Out travels the country. Bars and clubs book them to educate staff on how to protect themselves and ..

City of Vancouver spends more on safety along the Granville strip

09.20.18 — Good Night Out Vancouver, a non-profit that supports safety along the Granville Entertainment District, has been granted $20,000. Co-owner ...

New street harassment reporting tool launches in Vancouver

06.26.18 — A group of Vancouverites bent on making streets safer has launched a mobile service for victims and witnesses to report harassment by simply ...

Vancouver non-profit launches ‘Creep Off’ text service to track sexual harassment

06.22.18 — A new initiative has been launched to better understand and track sexual harassment in Vancouver — it's called Creep Off.

Good Night Out Vancouver launches new tool to report harassment

06.15.18 — Starting this weekend, Good Night Out Vancouver will launch a new pilot project aimed at finding out when and where street harassment in ...

Good Night Out Vancouver street team back in action this weekend

06.01.18 — Good Night Out Vancouver's street team will be back in action again starting this weekend. “Beginning this weekend, the Good Night Out Street ...

Good Night Out Vancouver's harassment-tackling street team returns to Granville strip this weekend

06.01.18 — After a successful pilot program last fall, Good Night Out Vancouver's nightlife street team is returning to patrol the Granville Entertainment ...

Good Night Out Vancouver marks Sexual Assault Awareness month with beer

05.09.18 — Good Night Out Vancouver was chosen for this year’s Brewer’s Row Charity Collaboration Brew. Each can of the beer contains a fact or trivia about sexual assault and harassment.

Good Night Out Vancouver releases beer with Port Moody's Brewers Row for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

05.06.18 — In recognition of April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Good Night Out Vancouver has partnered with four Port Moody breweries to launch a beer that will help support the local anti-harassment group's efforts in making the region's nightlife scene safer for women and ...

Junos and Good Night Out team up to make Vancouver event safer for women

03.14.18 — Good Night Out Vancouver recently announced it has partnered with a number of groups to implement safety measures inside music venues during the upcoming Juno weekend March 23 to 25.

Good Night Out Vancouver partners with Junos to ensure patron safety during awards-show weekend

03.09.18 — Good Night Out Vancouver coordinators Stacey Forrester and Ashtyn Bevan will deploy a street team to help defuse incidences of harassment leading up to and during the 47th annual Junos.

ADDICTED Inspirations: Good Night Out calls on Vancouver Venues to create safe spaces for JUNOFEST 2018

With the JUNOs taking over Vancouver at the end of March, Good Night Out Vancouver, a local chapter of an international initiative dedicated to raising awareness about sexual harassment. 

Program to combat sexual harassment in music venues sees little pickup ahead of Junos 

Program to combat sexual harassment in music venues sees little pickup ahead of Junos ... the help of Good Night Out Vancouver, the local branch of a global initiative that seeks “to end sexual harassment and assault in venues, bars, clubs, pubs and festivals across the world,” according to its website.

Good Night Out Keeps Vancouver’s Notorious Club Strip Safe

VANCOUVER – Good Night Out, an anti-harassment campaign, has launched a pilot program to provide safety and security for those roaming Vancouver’s Granville Street during its busiest hours.

These Women Are the Guardian Angels of Vancouver’s Club District

Good Night Out Vancouver wants to make sure everyone’s puking and passed-out friends get home safe.

Good Night Out Vancouver deploys nightlife team to protect patrons from harassment on Granville Street

Local anti-harassment campaign Good Night Out Vancouver has launched a pilot program that will see a nightlife street team roaming the Granville Entertainment District to help foster a safer environment for club- and bar-goers during the area’s busiest hours.

Where we live: Granville Street

Local anti-harassment campaign Good Night Out is hoping to make the streets a little bit safer by preventing or intervening in harassment, handing out water bottles and snacks, and helping “vulnerable patrons” get into cabs.


 Local News: Advocates push for a secure nightlife in Vancouver - Megaphone Magazine

This Is How Canadian Bartenders Are Trying To Make Nightlife Safer

"We have all felt unsafe at some point"- BuzzFeed

Good Night Out Vancouver seeks donations to bring date-rape drug-detecting coasters to bars and clubs

A local grassroots organization is seeking help from the public in order to implement its new anti-harassment initiative. - Georgia Straight

Invisible Violations

The challenge of preventing and responding to drink spiking in Whistler- PIQUE News 

Campaign aims to make Vancouver nightlife safer for women

Campaign's creators say system to ensure women’s safety desperately needed - CBC News 

Good Night Out campaign teams up with nightclubs to stop sexual harassment at local hotspots

Groping, grabbing and unwanted kissing is widespread in bars, nightclubs and licensed venues. Hollaback Vancouver's 'Good Night Out' tackles this issue at a local level, and puts the onus on the nightlife industry to keep its clients safe. - Vancouver Observer

Good Night Out campaign comes to Vancouver

An international movement to end sexual harassment is coming to Vancouver. The Good Night Out campaign, focuses on training security and staff at bars and pubs to be on the lookout for aggressive behaviour against women. - Global News

#DearSurvivor: Local feminist organizations crowd-source messages of support for victims of sexual violence

Hollaback and Good Night Out Vancouver are asking the public to write positive notes to survivors of sexual violence as part of a pop-up art installation for Sexual Assault Awareness month. - Georgia Straight

Vancouver group aims to bring drug-testing coasters to night clubs

Coasters can detect the presence of date-rape drugs like ketamine or GHB through a few drops. - CBC News