Leading Change Summit 2019




On Feburary 19th -21st Alberta Council of Women's Shelters held the Leading Change Summit 2019:  Bold conversations to end gender-based violence in a changing world.


As conversations about sexual harassment, workplace harassment, domestic violence and other forms of gendered abuse flood the mainstream media, what are we learning about primary prevention work?


What does the public need?  What can we do --as educators, facilitators, service providers, policy advocates, government leaders, systems navigators and others-- to learn from each other and adapt our gender-based violence prevention work to our changing reality.


With increased interest in engaging men and boys in discussions on consent, gender norms, intimate partner violence and much more, there has never been a better time to dig deep into brave conversations to generate creative solutions to end gender-based violence.


















Kenzie Godan: Power Ups- Using Video Games as Violence Prevention Training Tools


Kenzie Gordon is a social worker and a PhD student in Media & Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta. Her work examines applications of video games as interventions in gender-based violence, and representations of gender-based violence in video games. She is also a game designer and works with non-profit organizations to develop digital games and tools for violence prevention through her company Grey Fox Media. VIEW PRESENTATION

Meital Siva-Jain: Engaging Diverse Communities in Conversations about Sexual Violence and Consent

Meital Siva-Jain has been a working for the Diversity Program with the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE) since 2014. Under this role, she advocates for inclusion and equality in services to survivors, that consider factors like ethnicity, heritage, faith, gender, culture, age, social and financial status, ability and sexual orientation.

She has led many collaborations, including creating consent videos for newcomers, meditation and self-care sessions for women who are incarcerated, and resilience workshops for immigrant women. She also co-facilitates dance and movement therapy group for survivors. Meital also sits on a number of committees including Sexual Exploitation Group of Edmonton (SEWG) and Ethno-cultural Family Violence Committee (EFVC). Meital obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Tel Aviv and is currently a Social Work student at MacEwan.VIEW PRESENTATION



Start Date: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 08:00 to Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 17:00
Event Location: 
River Cree Resort, Edmonton AB

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