2nd Annual Bridging Communities Conference

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Hotel Alma


By Calgary Domestic Violence Collective (CDVC)


Bridging Communities Through Strengthened Collaboration: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Family Violence Prevention

With funding provided from the Calgary Domestic Violence Collective (CDVC) & Alberta Community & Social Services, we are extremely pleased to host Bridging Communities through Strengthened Collaboration, a one day interdisciplinary conference for professionals in Alberta on various topics surrounding family violence prevention. The conference is part of the CDVC’s commitment to provide educational opportunities, increase public awareness and engage the community in ending domestic violence.

Cost: $75.00

Conference Agenda

8:30 – 9:00 AM Registration & Breakfast Buffet

9:00 – 9:15 AM Welcome Remarks

9:15 – 12:00 PM Keynote Speaker – Dr. Christopher Wilson

Dr. Wilson is a licensed psychologist and internationally recognized speaker and trainer from Portland, Oregon.

12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch (Lunch provided)

1:00 – 2:30 PM Presentations – Please note seating is limited for some presentations

  • Working with Male Victims, Calgary Counselling Centre
  • Shame & Honour Based Violence, Calgary Counselling Centre
  • Violence in Indigenous Communities is a Trauma Issue, Homefront & AHS

2:30 – 2:45 PM Break Time

2:45 – 4:15 PM Panel Presentations – Please note seating is limited for some panel presentations

Panel # 1 – Children & Domestic Violence

  • Parent Perceptions, Faculty of Social Work, U of C
  • Supervised Visitation, YWCA Calgary
  • Therapeutic daycare for childen who have experienced domestic violence, Sonshine

Panel #2 – Informal Support

  • Engaging Men in Violence Prevention, SHIFT, U of C
  • Natural support work with ethno-cultural communities, Ethno-Cultural Council of Calgary
  • Women of Affluence experiencing Domestic Violence, Sagesse

Panel #3 – Coordination along the Service Spectrum

  • Mapping the Cultural Navigator, REACH Edmonton
  • Walking in the Steps of a Claimant, Legal Aid Alberta
  • Domestic Violence Assessment Education in Primary Care Networks, AHS

4:15 – 4:45 PM – Closing Remarks

Please note there will be no refunds available for this event.