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.