Addressing Sexual and Domestic Violence in Northern BC: Northern FIRE 2019...

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Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Prince George

444 George Street

Prince George, BC V2L 1R6

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Join us for a special 2019 Northern FIRE Conference taking place at the Ramada Hotel in Prince George, BC from November 7th to 8th.

This conference, funded by a grant from the Province of British Columbia, focuses on both sexual violence and domestic assault in Northern BC. As many service providers and advocates know, there is a higher prevalence of both sexual and domestic violence in the region. The conference aims to highlight both the problem and potential strategies for enhancing responses to intimate violence in all its forms. The keynote speech, panels, and networking opportunities should be of interest to service providers, law enforcement officials, researchers, advocates, and anyone else concerned about intimate violence in the north.

The all-day conference will take place on November 8th, 2019, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. We are excited to announce that the conference keynote speaker is Dr. Myrna Dawson. Dr. Dawson is Professor of Sociology at the University of Guelph, Canada Research Chair in Public Policy in Criminal Justice, and Director of the Centre for the Study of Social and Legal Responses to Violence (CSSLRV), the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability, and Co-Director of the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP). Her research focuses on social and legal responses to violence against women, femicide, and intimate partner violence.

The event will also feature panels highlighting law, policy, and service provision. The day will conclude with a facilitated session aimed at generating recommendations for change.

Preceding the conference, delegates are invited to attend a networking event on November 7th from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. This evening will be an opportunity for networking, learning, and information-sharing among agencies and individuals from across Northern BC! The networking event is a direct response to feedback received at previous Northern FIRE symposia, where participants asked for more opportunities to connect with colleagues working in the field of violence prevention and service provision.

Registration for the conference is free. Refreshments and a luncheon on 8 November are provided. A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Ramada Hotel for those coming from out of town. Note that we have a small number of travel subsidies available for those requiring assistance to travel to Prince George.

Join us to keep the conversation going on how we can create strategies to address intimate violence and foster a cultural connection among individuals, service providers, and agencies in the North!


Registration is free, and refreshments are included for both days.

Registration to attend the Networking evening (Nov 7th) and Conference (Nov 8th) is required.


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