Missing Persons Week in Saskatchewan

May 3-9, 2015 will be the third annual Missing Persons Week in Saskatchewan hosted by the Provincial Partnership Committee on Missing Persons (PPCMP). The launch of Missing Persons week will involve a ceremony at the TC Douglas Building, 3475 Albert Street, Regina, on May 4, starting at 9:30am. This year the PPCMP is promoting the […]

You Are Not Alone: A Toolkit for Aboriginal Women Escaping Domestic Violence

This new toolkit from the Native Women’s Association of Canada, You Are Not Alone: A Toolkit for Aboriginal Women Escaping Domestic Violence, provides Aboriginal women with community safety planning resources to address domestic violence. The toolkit also includes a Who’s Who: Domestic Violence Resource Guide of services available to Aboriginal women in every province and […]

Funding: Enabling Accessibility in Communities

From Employment and Social Development Canada: The Community Accessibility Stream of the Enabling Accessibility Fund is designed to provide funding to eligible recipients for projects that improve accessibility in communities across Canada. Projects may include: renovating, retrofitting or constructing community facilities where programs and/or services are offered to people with disabilities; retrofitting motor vehicles used […]

Regina: 3 Domestic Violence Shelter Job Postings

Regina Transition House Domestic Violence Counsellor (Full-time Night Shift): http://saskjobs.ca/jsp/joborder/detail.jsp?job_order_id=641247 SOFIA House Children’s Program Worker: http://saskjobs.ca/jsp/joborder/detail.jsp?job_order_id=641159 SOFIA House Family Support Shelter Worker: http://saskjobs.ca/jsp/joborder/detail.jsp?job_order_id=641158

Government of Saskatchewan: Province Continues Support for Victims of Violence and Abuse

From www.saskatchewan.ca/government/news-and-media/2015/april/02/support-for-victims-of-violence Released on April 2, 2015 Programs that help Saskatchewan victims of interpersonal violence and abuse will receive more than $11 million this fiscal year. “These organizations make a vital contribution to the safety of Saskatchewan’s citizens and families,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Gordon Wyant said.  “We are pleased to continue funding these community-based […]

Today (April 2): Justice for Cindy Gladue

The verdict of not-guilty for the man who killed Cindy Gladue, an Aboriginal woman in Edmonton, has sparked outrage across Canada and beyond.  Rallies are taking place across the country on Thursday, April 2nd to call for justice for Cindy Gladue. With approximately 1200 Indigenous women missing or murdered in Canada, Cindy Gladue’s murder further […]

May 12- Regina: Understanding First Responders Impact on Victims

The Greystone Bereavement Centre in partnership with the Saskatchewan Hospice Palliative Care Association is presenting a workshop on May 12th in Regina, Understanding First Responders’ Impact on Victims’ Trauma: Developing A Healthy Victim Interaction Strategy.  This workshop explores the impact of first responders on the mental health of victims immediately after a traumatic event. The […]

Abuse of Older Adults- It’s Not Right! Conference

“It’s Not Right! Changing Attitudes, Changing Responses” Conference will be held on May 4-5 in Toronto.  This dynamic event will explore a pan-Canadian approach to engaging citizens as first responders to address violence and abuse against older adults. International expert and innovator Alan Berkowitz will speak about changing social norms using a bystander approach. Peter Jaffe and Barb MacQuarrie will lead […]