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09/06/18

1:00pm

The Domestic Violence Committee

Women’s House Serving Bruce and Grey, Owen Sound

Age restrictions: No Minors.
Address: 229 10th St E.

The domestic violence sub committee will meet from 1-2:30pm to discuss their on going work, fall projects, and emergent issues.

04/21/15

5:30pm

Empowered for Life / One Billion Rising Revolution

Harry Lumley Bayshore Centre, Owen Sound

H.E.R Grey Bruce in cooperation with Butterfly Healing brings Empowered For Life!/One Billion Rising Revolution to the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre in Owen Sound. 5:30 – Social Hour 6:30 – Healing Drum Circle (Bam! Bam! Boom! Percussion Ensemble) 7:00 – Speakers – Jean-Paul Bedard, Carrie Ann Kent, and Advocate, Glen Canning 8:30 – Music and Dance (Drew McIvor and Bam528!) Join us for an empowering evening of healing, survival and advocacy as we DRUM, DANCE, RISE. MC: Manny Paiva The Healing Drum Circle with Bam! Bam! Boom! Percussion Ensemble is for everyone, whether you are drumming, holding the healing space for yourself and others, or moving to the rhythms. There will be some drums available – bring your own if possible. The Speakers will present moving yet insightful and hopeful messages. We feel very privileged and honoured to have Glen Canning, Jean-Paul Bedard and Carrie Ann Kent with us for this evening. We will close the evening dancing to the music of our very own Drew McIvor and Bam528! “Dance is one of the most powerful forces on the earth…The struggle of humanity is the struggle to return to our bodies. Dancing allows us to come back into our bodies as individuals and groups and a world….” (Eve Ensler) Admission is by donation. Pizza $2 and beverage $1 will be available. There will be a flashmob earlier in the day (noon). For anyone interested…follow Sole to Soul Flashmob Owen Sound fb page for songs and practice times. There is an “Empowered for Life!” Workshop from 1-3 p.m. prior to the evening event. See butterflyhealing fb page for full details about this workshop and other events they have planned during the week. Contact hergreybruce@live.ca for information.

10/10/18

1:00pm

The Human Trafficking Committee

Grey Bruce Legal Clinic, Owen Sound,

Age restrictions: No Minors.
Address: 945 3rd Av E,.

The Asset Mapping sub committee will meet to discuss their on going work.

09/19/18

9:00am

The Human Trafficking Committee

Victim Services, Owen Sound,

Age restrictions: No Minors.
Address: 611-9th Avenue East,.

The committee of the whole will meet to discuss steps forward and recent developments at the sub committee level.

09/05/18

1:00pm

The Human Trafficking Committee

Victim Services, Owen Sound,

Age restrictions: No Minors.
Address: 611-9th Avenue East,.

The Resources sub committee will meet to discuss their on going work to collect and create resources for service providers supporting people who are experiencing and who have experienced trafficking.

03/08/15

1:00pm

International Women’s Day

Lakeshore Recreation Centre, Port Elgin

At the Lakeshore Recreation Centre in Port Elgin organized by Women’s House Serving Bruce and Grey. For tickets contact: http://whsbg.on.ca/come-celebrate-international-womens-day/

03/06/15

1:00pm

International Women’s Day

Inn on the Bay Best Western, Owen Sound

7:30 – 9:30 am at the Inn on the Bay Best Western, Owen Sound organized by the Women’s Centre. For tickets contact: www.thewomenscentre.org

03/04/15

1:00pm

Into the Open 2 – What does prevention look like?

Grey Bruce Health Unit classroom, Owen Sound

5:00 – 8:00 pm at the Grey Bruce Health Unit classroom Owen Sound This is the second Community Round Table on sexual violence prevention presented by Violence Prevention Grey Bruce. John Swales and Carrie Seward, survivors of sexual assault and advocates for men and women will speak and we will work together to build a shared understanding and sexual abuse prevention strategies. Registration is required for this free event. Contact cpurdon@bmts.com for more information and to register.

06/10/15

5:00pm

Into the Open 3 – Taking Action on Sexual Violence

Grey Bruce Health Unit classroom, Owen Sound

For information and to register contact Colleen: cpurdon@bmts.com

04/09/16

9:00am

Into The Open: Art for Change Workshop

The Harmony Centre (Owen Sound), Owen Sound,

Address: 890 4th Avenue East,.

Violence Prevention Grey Bruce (VPGB) is recruiting 60 community participants for a free arts initiative inspired by the theme “Into the Open – Preventing Sexual Violence in Grey Bruce”. Participants DO NOT need to be survivors of sexual violence. Anyone who wants to bring the issue of sexual violence into the open is welcome. Participants will work in groups of 10 with a pair of mentors in a one day workshop on April 9th, 2016. Facilitators will include a trained artist and a survivor mentor to help participants develop their ideas and abilities with the goal of preparing a piece or presentation for a public showcase in May. The artist mentors will represent a range of disciplines including dance, drama, creative writing, and visual arts. VPGB hopes to use art to bring conversations about sexual violence into the open where they can raise awareness and decrease stigma. This free workshop is open to all levels of experience and participants 16 and up. Registration is first come first served. Artist mentors and their mediums will be announced in February. Materials, food, and good company will be provided. Interested participants should contact Jon Farmer at jon.a.farmer@gmail.com for more information.
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05/29/16

1:00pm

Into the Open: Art Showcase and Performance

The Heartwood Concert Hall, Owen Sound

Age restrictions: All Ages.
Address: 939 2nd Ave E.

This is the follow up event to the Into the Open Art for Change Workshop held April 9th. We’re inviting participants back and accepting submissions from local painters, artists, poets, musicians, and performers of all types to share art inspired by the theme of bringing sexual violence into the open. For more information or to submit a piece or performance, contact Jon Farmer at jon.a.farmer@gmail.com

Free

10/18/18

9:00am

The Neurobiological Consequences of Trauma: A Trauma Informed Approach by Domestic Assault Review Team – Oxford (DART)

CAS-Oxford Community Room, Woodstock

Age restrictions: No Minors.
Address: 712 Peel Street ,.

One day conference with Dr. Lori Haskell exploring the neurobiological consequences of Trauma.Dr. Lori Haskell has been dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and training on issues of sexual violence for the past 30 years. She has presented trainings and workshops in Canada and internationally on issues relating to violence against women and children. Recommended for judges, crown attorneys, police officers, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, front-line workers, service providers and community groups. Lunch and beverages will be included in fee. Registration open at 8:30 a.m. No onsite parking: Park at College Avenue United Church (rear), 22 Wilson Street, Woodstock, ON Cross roads: Wilson Street/Peel Street For additional information contact: Linda @ dartcor@gmail.com

$50

09/06/18

2:30pm

The Sexual Violence Sub Committee

Women’s House Serving Bruce and Grey, Owen Sound

Age restrictions: No Minors.
Address: 229 10th St E.

The sexual violence sub committee will meet to discuss their fall plans, on going work, and emergent issues.

06/03/17

1:00pm

Sheatre – Be Our Ally

The Harmony Centre (Owen Sound), Owen Sound,

Age restrictions: All Ages.
Address: 890 4th Avenue East,.

Be Our Ally gives a voice to LGBTQ youth and their allies, and challenges homophobia through interactive theatre, photography and music. Over 50 youth living in Grey-Bruce-Owen Sound created BOA in collaboration with artists Joan Chandler, Anna Gaby-Trotz and david sereda. Be Our Ally is currently on tour in south western Ontario and Violence Prevention Grey Bruce is proud to sponsor a community viewing of the play in Owen Sound.

Free

10/04/18

6:00pm

Sisters in Spirit

M’Wikwedong, Owen Sound

Age restrictions: No Minors.
Address: 1723 8th Ave East.

Since 2006, communities across Canada have marked October 4th with Sisters in Spirit vigils to bring awareness to the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada. M’Wikwedong Native Cultural Resource Centre in Owen Sound will host a vigil from 6:00 – 7:30pm on Thursday October 4. The centre is located at 1723 8th Ave East. All are welcome and the event is free. “The violence experienced by Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people in Canada is a national tragedy,” said Tanya Coulter, Aboriginal Health and Wellness Strategy Coordinator at M’Wikwedong. “October 4th is a day we honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, support grieving families, and create opportunities for healing”. The vigil will include a sacred fire, sharing circle, meditative walk, and a moment of silence followed by light refreshments. It will be primarily an outdoor event and organizers are requesting that participants dress for the weather. This year’s event is sponsored in part by the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario, the Canadian Mental Health Association, Men’s Program, and Violence Prevention Grey Bruce. For more information about the event please contact Tanya Coulter by phone at 519-372-7898 for an interview or by email at ahws@mwikwedong.com

Free

11/09/18

9:00am

Southwest Regional Coordinating Committee

Goodwill Building, London

Age restrictions: No Minors.
Address: 255 Horton Street 3rd floor Community Room.

This is the second regional forum hosted by the Southest Region VAW Coordinating Committee (SWRCC) with a focus on sex trafficking. Everyone is welcome! The purpose of the meeting is to pick up from our last forum to find out about progress being made on projects funded in the region. The forum will also include a presentation and discussion led by Sue Wilson and AnnaLise Trudell on the data collection tool that was profiled at the last forum. A more detailed agenda will follow. If you are working in the area of supporting sex trafficked survivors – the meeting will provide an opportunity to meet with other service providers and project leaders. Together we will ‘show and tell’ the different projects and programs so that there is greater awareness of what is available for survivors in the region. It will be a working meeting with lots of discussion. We have no budget to hold the meeting and are charging $30 when you register to help cover costs for the day. We don’t want the cost to be a barrier – email Margaret if you need a bursary: m.macpherson@execulink.com

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09/06/18

2:30pm

Southwest Regional Coordinating Committee

Goodwill Building, London

Age restrictions: No Minors.
Address: 255 Horton Street 3rd floor Community Room.

This is the second regional forum hosted by the Southest Region VAW Coordinating Committee (SWRCC) with a focus on sex trafficking. Everyone is welcome! The purpose of the meeting is to pick up from our last forum to find out about progress being made on projects funded in the region. The forum will also include a presentation and discussion led by Sue Wilson and AnnaLise Trudell on the data collection tool that was profiled at the last forum. A more detailed agenda will follow. If you are working in the area of supporting sex trafficked survivors – the meeting will provide an opportunity to meet with other service providers and project leaders. Together we will ‘show and tell’ the different projects and programs so that there is greater awareness of what is available for survivors in the region. It will be a working meeting with lots of discussion. We have no budget to hold the meeting and are charging $30 when you register to help cover costs for the day. We don’t want the cost to be a barrier – email Margaret if you need a bursary: m.macpherson@execulink.com

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09/25/18

8:30am

Victim Services Bruce-Grey-Perth Presents

Harry Lumley Bayshore Centre, Owen Sound

Age restrictions: No Minors.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING – THE VICTIM THE PREDATOR THE BOND – OWEN SOUND Early childhood abuse and interpersonal trauma set the stage for exploitation and trafficking by making people vulnerable to predation by traffickers. This is because people with histories of abuse and addiction often have low self-esteem, core shame and other mental health issues that make them particularly easy to control and manipulate. This workshop will explore the dynamics of human trafficking and its impact on survivors including various types of trauma, explain how understanding trauma is critical to understanding the experiences of survivors of human trafficking, and discuss variables that may influence the survivor’s experience such as PTSD, learned helplessness, appeasement, and Stockholm Syndrome. We will also explore the dynamics of predation and control in HT, victimology, traumatic bonding between the trafficker and victim etc. as well as the underlying psychological dynamics of human trafficking including PTSD, dissociation, and the neurobiology of trauma. Jacqui Linder is the founder and Executive/Clinical Director of the Chrysalis Anti-Human Trafficking Network, which offers a national 24-7 trauma counselling line for survivors of human trafficking and exploitation. She is an Associate Professor and senior administrator at City University in Edmonton. Jacqui works with several organizations across Canada supporting survivors of human trafficking and exploitation. Her professional affiliations include the College of Alberta Psychologists, the Psychological Association of Alberta, the American Psychological Association, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and the National Anger Management Association. “Our primary roles are to protect those at risk, rescue those who are being harmed and them give them the opportunity to heal and fully re-integrate into society.” Dr Linder has extensive training in complementary healing techniques such as art therapy, voice and movement therapy, psychodrama, and ritual healing. She is an experienced facilitator and has conducted workshops across Canada on the neurobiology of PTSD, trauma recovery, stress management, burnout, grief & loss, psychological first aid, and therapeutic breathwork. She is an internationally recognized expert on the psychological profiling of survivors of human trafficking. She has worked with a wide range of populations and consults for several NGO’s and law enforcement agencies nationally and internationally. Her professional affiliations include the College of Alberta Psychologists, the Psychological Association of Alberta, the American Psychological Association, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and the National Anger Management Association.

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06/12/18

8:30am

Victim Services Bruce-Grey-Perth Presents

Harry Lumley Bayshore Centre, Owen Sound

Age restrictions: No Minors.
Box office: 5193767474.

The #MeToo movement, public revelations of sexual misconduct, and concern about police “unfounded” cases of sexual violence are riveting the public. If we are going to end all forms of sexual, physical, and emotional violence including workplace harassment, we must deepen our understanding of the nature and causes of this violence. We must understand the complex reasons why some men use violence in their relationships and develop effective ways to engage men to prevent violence in partnership with women’s organizations. We must help parents and teachers learn new ways to raise boys to be men and engage boys and men as allies with girls and women to build a society of respect and gender equality. And we must use these frameworks to develop action plans for our own communities. Michael Kaufman is a Canadian author, educator, and theorist focused on engaging men and boys to promote gender equality, end violence against women, and end self-destructive ideals of manhood. He co-founded the White Ribbon Campaign in 1991 and has recently been appointed by the Prime Minister of Canada to his G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council. For more information and to register online go to http://www.vsbgp.com/category/events Registration deadline-Monday June 4, 2018 To register by fax, email admin@victim-services.com to request a registration form.

$90

12/06/18

1:30pm

Violence Prevention Grey Bruce

Grey Bruce Health Unit classroom, Owen Sound

Age restrictions: No Minors.

This is the December meeting of VPGB. Contact coordinator@violencepreventiongreybruce.com for information.

12/06/18

12:00pm

Violence Prevention Grey Bruce

Owen Sound City Hall, Owen Sound

Age restrictions: All Ages.
Address: 808 2nd Ave E.

On December 6th, 1989 a gunman entered École Polytechnique in Montreal, separated classes by sex, and selectively shot 28 people, murdering 14 women. We mark December 6th to honour the victims and stand unified against violence.
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Free

10/04/18

1:30pm

Violence Prevention Grey Bruce

The Plex, Saugeen Shores

Age restrictions: No Minors.
Address: 600 Tomlinson Dr, Saugeen Shores, ON N0H 2C3.

This is the fall quarterly meeting of VPGB. Contact coordinator@violencepreventiongreybruce.com for information.

09/11/18

- 09/14/18

8:30am

Weaving Paths Forward

Harry Lumley Bayshore Centre, Owen Sound

Age restrictions: No Minors.
Box office: (519) 371-7452.

Weaving Paths Forward Community Conference September 11 & 12 This two-day conference will bring people from all backgrounds together to re-examine the History and impact of Colonization and how it created trauma for Indigenous People. The conference will focus on local and regional history and colonization in Grey Bruce, the impact of trauma and colonization, and ways we can weave paths forward that lead to new possibilities. There will be workshops, circles, teachings and opportunities for dialogue and shared learning for all conference participants. The conference includes specific workshops on the child welfare system, the justice system, the history of treaties and treaty rights, and youth perspectives in Grey Bruce. The conference goal is to create a respectful and safe space for people to come together and build a better future for everyone in Grey and Bruce. Weaving Paths Forward Intensive Trauma Training September 13 & 14 This Course is intended for community workers who work with trauma survivors. Upon successful completion of the course, the participants will receive a Certificate of Completion. Dennis Windego will work in an Interactive Healing Circle utilizing Trauma Informed practice. This intensive course includes topics such as: Definitions, cultural considerations, ethical guidelines, and professional boundaries in trauma work, Managing triggers and triggering situations, Post-Traumatic Stress symptoms and culturally relevant treatment and landbased healing approaches, Debriefing and listening to trauma with individuals, groups, and in traditional formats, Working with resistance and reluctance, Addressing self-medication by drugs or alcohol and coping strategies, Closing and containing triggers, reaction, and/or overwhelming emotions, Effective self-care strategies and effective self-care plans. For tickets and registration to the Community Conference (Sept 11/12) and/or Intensive Trauma Training (Sept 13/14) please contact the Owen Sound Box Office (519) 371-7452 starting August 7, 2018. You may also contact Tanya ahws@mwikwedong.com or Ronat llc-rj@mwikwedong.com at M’Wikwedong NCRC.

06/03/18

1:00pm

The Women’s Centre – Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Harrison Park, Owen Sound,

Age restrictions: All Ages.
Box office: 519-376-0755.
Address: 75 2nd Ave E,.

This event will be held Sunday, June 3, 2018 1:00 pm at Harrison Park, Owen Sound. What is it?: This is a high-profile fundraiser that has been “walking” all over North America. Men will champion to end women abuse and sexual violence by walking the walk and talking the talk by asking friends, family, co-workers and workplaces to sponsor them through pledges. We are looking for community men who are brave enough to walk a mile (or half a mile) in a pair of women’s heels to bring awareness to the need to end violence against women. Help us to bring awareness to the need to end violence against women Challenge another workplace, your friends, co-workers, service clubs, sports teams, or organization in your area We supply the shoes Come and join a fun family day for all! So will you join us and “walk” for the women in the community?

Donation

04/19/15

1:00pm

‘Road to Healing’ Open House

Lakeshore Recreation Centre, Port Elgin

1:00 – 4:00 pm Local agencies that deal with domestic and sexual abuse, mental health and addictions, and other issues will be showcased in Port Elgin at a free event sponsored by Empowered for Life. For more info go to www.EmpoweredForLife.ca

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