4th Annual Bridging Communities Conference
Mount Royal University - Ross Glen Hall
4825 Mt Royal Gate SW, Calgary, AB T3E 7N5, Canada
For the 4th year, the Calgary Domestic Violence Collective (CDVC) is pleased to host the Bridging Communities through Strengthened Collaboration, a one-day interdisciplinary conference on family violence prevention. The conference is part of the CDVC’s commitment to provide educational opportunities, increase public awareness and engage the community in ending domestic violence.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Patricia Makokis, Ed.D
RESILIENCE - ADVERSITY - AND THE PATH FORWARD TOGETHER
Dr. Patricia Makokis,(Ed.D.) is acclaimed as one of Canada’s most outstanding Indigenous leaders and experts. She is an internationally renowned speaker and well known for her expertise on multiple topics related to the Canadian Indigenous perspective. This keynote presentation will connect Indigenous Peoples’ worldview (highlighting the importance of women) focusing on the strengths of culture, while understanding the complex nature of colonialism, adversity and the need to understand the roots of pain. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission calls us all into this work, how do we become stronger allies? This is the test moving forward, together! We need to stretch our minds and more importantly our hearts in this “collective” lift.
Bridging Communities will also feature a number of break out sessions with various Alberta based speakers discussing a wide range of topics including:
Inclusive Practice Models in Domestic Violence Shelters.
Outreach Programs and Men’s Experiences of Domestic Abuse.
Reconciliation and the Ongoing Process of Indigenization of Services and Programs at Discovery House.
Breaking Barriers and Creating Accessibility through Principles-Based Collaboration.
Doing “what works”: the use of Evidence-based Practices in Alberta Community Corrections.
Understanding Sex Work in our Communities.
Bravely Engaging: Breaking Down Barriers.
A Multidisciplinary Collaboration towards Newcomer Resiliency.
Domestic Violence and Family Mediation: The Mediators Dilemma.
Reducing the Transgenerational spread of Violence Interaction Patterns in Families.
Children and Children’s Services.