Christie leads ACWS’ primary prevention programming through the provincial call to action called: Leading Change. She trained with the military as a Radio Operator in the Communications Reserve, worked as production assistant in newsrooms, wrote & produced content in the independent television industry, and served corporate and non-profit organizations as a communications generalist before specializing in prevention of gender-based violence and community development. Christie completed the 18-month Advocacy Learning Centre through Praxis International and received a certificate in Strategic Leadership from the Peter Lougheed Institute.
Tuval is a violence prevention educator and facilitation coach specializing in healthy relationships, consent, gender equity and healthy masculinity. Over the past decade he has facilitated workshops and delivered presentations for thousands of young people, educators and community members on issues relating to sexism, sexual violence, healthy relationships, gender equity and eliminating violence from our lives. He received his social work education from Grant MacEwan University and University of Victoria then went on to work in British Columbia (Victoria Sexual Assault Centre), Ireland (Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) and Ontario (White Ribbon Campaign & Centre ontarien de prévention des agressions “COPA”).
This community engagement model emerged as part of the Working Together project with Status of Women Canada, and is informed by a 15-year-old body of work by the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters working to engage and inspire the public on this issue.