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Upcoming Education Opportunities
Youth, Sexual Violence and Technology
Tuesday, September 20 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Facilitated by Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton
FREE, but registration is required

This 3 hour workshop looks at the primary ways in which technology is used to facilitate sexual violence, specifically in the lives of teens and young adults. It focuses on 2 issues- online predators and non-consensual photo sharing. This session was created in order to help professionals and adults supporting youth think about this issue and to understand what it looks like in the lives of young people from a supportive, non-victim blaming perspective. It covers the following information:
  • Criminal Code definitions of sexual assault, child sexual abuse, consent, coercion, child pornography, and child luring
  • Non-consensual photo sharing
  • Internet predators: dispelling myths and giving accurate information on the “typical” internet predator
  • Overview of resources survivors can access for help and support
  • Discussion on community responses to this issue

Refugee Awareness for Enhanced Service Delivery
Facilitated by Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative and the Centre for Race and Culture
Thursday, October 27, 9:00 - 12:00 pm 
FREE, but registration is required

This is a project through Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative and the Centre for Race and Culture to help create welcoming and inclusive environments that ensure sustainable and successful resettlement of refugees.  Through this workshop, participants will
  • Offer practical tools to work with refugee families
  • Build understanding of barriers and opportunities that refugees face in resettlement
  • Learn about refugee pathways, and global and historical contexts and events

Family Violence Across the Lifespan
Facilitated by Today Centre and City of Edmonton
$30 for both days

September 14&15 - FULL
October 19 & 20
November 29& 30

This 2-day workshop helps service providers identify types of violence, understand the dynamics, examines contributing societal and individual factors, how to responding to and support those affected by family violence, and our legal responsibilities.  Through interactive activities, guest speakers, service providers will gain skills to help them be more confident supporting clients who are impacted by family violence.  

Do you have a workshop you'd like to deliver at the Today Centre?  Contact Monique 780-455-6880 for more details.  
November is Family Violence Awareness Month 
Proclamation of Family Violence Awareness Month
City Hall, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Family Violence Prevention Month started in 1986 as a local initiative in the town of Hinton, Alberta where concerned residents launched a family violence education and prevention campaign. This year's theme is "It's Time to Work Together". Please join us, and other engaged community organizations and citizens, at City Hall for Edmonton's Proclamation Event of Family Violence Awareness Month.  

#ThereIsHelp Social Media Campaign

Throughout November, the Today Centre and many other community organizations will be taking part in the #ThereIsHelp social media campaign. Our goal is to connect Edmontonians to information and resources about understanding and addressing family violence.  Be sure to check out the hashtag.  If you'd like to get involved, retweet, or contact Monique Methot for more details. 

Diverse Voices Family Violence Conference
November 16 - 18, 2016
Fantasyland Hotel, West Edmonton Mall 

Registration is currently opent to attend this impactful conference.   Early bird pricing until October 21. 
Click below to access the PDF online version of the It Starts Today booklet.  
It Starts Today Booklet
Today Centre Agency Tours
We had a lot of fun with tours this spring and summer!  Thank you to Uncles and Aunts at Large, Pita Pit Jasper Ave, MacEwan Social Work students, and IFSSA for the visit!

Are you interesting in a learning more about the Today Family Violence Centre?  An agency tour is  a great way to see how we're working to support people affected by family violence in our safe and inclusive environment.  

Please contact 780-455-6880 to register and join on one of the tour dates.

Upcoming agency tour dates:
Friday, October 14 at 2:00 pm
Wednesday, November 2 at 10:00 am 
Wednesday, December 7 at 11:00 am
Working in Partnership to prevent Violence against Women and Girls Project 
In July 2015 Indo-Canadian Women's Association began a 3 year project ‘Working in Partnership to prevent Violence against Women and Girls’ (WIP) to develop an integrated service delivery model and referral protocol against ‘honour’-based violence (HBV) in Edmonton.  The project’s first year focused on inter-agency network development, compilation of knowledge resources, and a comprehensive needs assessment to ascertain relevant priorities, constraints, gaps and solutions from Edmonton service agencies.

If you wish to obtain a copy of the report (‘Honour’ based violence and related service needs, gaps and solutions in Edmonton, 2015-2016), or to learn more about this project, please contact Dr Amrita Mishra, Project Director ICWA at or  
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