Canadian Domestic Violence Conference 6
March 3-6, 2020
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Keynote Speaker Announcement:
The Canadian Domestic Violence Conference 6 is pleased to announce our opening keynote speaker.
Lana Wells is the Brenda Strafford Chair in the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Social Work, Fellow and Faculty Member of the School of Public Policy, University of Calgary. She is currently leading Shift: The Project to End Domestic Violence; a large scale primary prevention initiative (www.preventdomesticviolence.ca). Her key areas of expertise include: Prevention of family and sexual violence, scaling evidence-based programs and policies, engaging men and boys in violence prevention and gender equality, collaborative social change efforts as well as leadership and organizational change within the not for profit sector. She is the recipient of several awards including the Alberta College of Social Workers' John Hutton Memorial Award for Social Action/Policy, Alberta Inspiration Award in Leadership in Family Violence and PEAK scholar award from the University of Calgary.
Keynote summary: For decades, advocates have been urging governments and community leaders to engage men and boys in violence prevention and gender equality activities. This approach is fraught with complexities, can challenge our values and ideologies and calls on men to dismantle a system that privileges them over others. This keynote will summarize a decade of lessons learned along with examples of efforts that are engaging and mobilizing men and boys that do not reinforce or recreate gendered power inequities.
Conference Dates to Remember:
Submissions Deadline: September 16, 2019
Registration Opening Soon!