Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Domestic Violence and Politics

Once again, public figures running for positions of power in the political arena with a questionable past are in the news.  Check out CTV and CBC Winnipeg.  Like shopping, its buyer beware but it is so difficult to know what you are buying, same situation when selecting a political leader.  If they choose not to talk about a questionable past how would we ever know? 

Well, sometimes history is voiced because survivors are starting to talk about their experiences.  What many people do not understand is the courage and fortitude it takes for a survivor to speak out.  So many feelings suppressed due to societal pressure and upbringing not to mention embarrassment and or fear for themselves, children, family and pets, creates a barrier for survivors to voice their experiences. 

I want to acknowledge the survivors who are speaking out against family violence, good for you! You are my hero's.

We have much work to do to increase recognition of family violence as a crucial social issue and to create access to effective programs and services that support healing, accountability and healthy relationships.

We will continue this work.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Congratulations to SHADE (Safe Housing And Directed Employerment) who have received charity status. SHADE's 2nd Annual General Meeting will be held on June 7th at 5 p.m., at New Journey Housing, 200-305 Broadway (above the Starbucks) for more information email

Thursday, February 23, 2017

A Cabaret of Monologues in Steinbach

Join us for a luncheon performance compliments of Agape House in Steinbach on March 9th.
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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Brown Bag Lectures with Dr. Judith Hughes


Brown Bag Lectures are free and open to the public. All lectures take place from 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm, in Room 252, St Paul’s College.

Dr. Judy Hughes

The presentation begins with sharing findings from a research project that documents practices provided within women’s shelters. Interviews with these workers suggest that they provide women residents time to become comfortable, empower them to set their own goals and make their own decisions, and provide environments that are non-chaotic and violence free. Through the presentation, Dr. Hughes will describe how these responses to violence suggest a deeper meaning to the perpetration of violence that is often not considered in common definitions and notions.

Visit the Facebook event for more information.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Power of PJs

November is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Help the shelters gather needed items for the women and children who are survivors of domestic violence.  Please don't forget the male teens who need adult sizes when you are shopping!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

16 Days of Activism - Join Genesis House in Winkler for these events!

Friday November 4th, Genesis House presents "Under The Sea" a family dance at 7 pm in the Morden Friendship Centre.  Admission is $5.00 per person or $20.00 per family. There will be a visit from a real live Mermaid, games, prizes and snacks.

Thursday December 1st, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm at the Winkler Library. Join Genesis House and the Winkler Library for a "Milk and Cookies Pajama Party" 
A free night of stories, crafts & snacks, for parents & kids!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

World Indigenous Say No to Domestic Violence Conference

Trudy Lavallee, (2nd from left) Executive Director Ikwe Widdjiitiwin Winnipeg presented her paper, "A De-Colonizing Approach to Trauma, Healing & Resiliency in a Canadian Aboriginal Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Shelter" and was a keynote speaker at the conference. 3rd from left is Kim Fontaine Program Manager from Ikwe Widdjiitiwin.  Congratulation Trudy and thank you for representing Canada at this conference.