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THE IMPACT OF FAMILY VIOLENCE: Continuing the Conversation with South Asian and Other Diverse Communities

75 Laurier Avenue East at the University of Ottawa
 May 13th & 14th 2015.

What it this conference & who should attend?

The Social Services Network (SSN) in partnership with more than 25 regional and provincial partners is holding its 5th Annual Conference which is a culmination of the past four successful ones in Toronto; York, Peel and Durham. The conference this year is a part of our Neighbours, Friends and Family campaign to raise awareness around violence against women and family violence. REGISTER

Join us in the continuing the conversation with service providers, policy makers and community members to raise awareness and address family violence in our community. This is a great opportunity to learn about the diversity of South Asian cultures and other collectivist cultures, identify and discuss solutions to gaps in services and also promote systemic change that will help families experiencing violence. 

Spaces are limited! 

PLEASE NOTE! Registration will re-direct you to the York Region District School Board's connect to learn webpage, please register at that site.

Rate:  $220 for institutions (with budget >$500,000) 
Non-Profit ((with budget < $500,000) Rate $175!​ ​
​Special 1 day rate ($100) - contact Meccana Ali

New! Discussion Forums - Public Policy, Lived Experience and Civil Society Response

Hear from representatives- Status of Women Canada, Ontario Womens Directorate, Employment Skills Development Canada, Ontario Seniors Secretariat,  Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, Ministry of Attorney General, Police and RCMP 
Do not miss the opportunity to select your first workshop choices from a stellar line-up of experts in the field! All workshops are assigned on a first-come-first serve basis!  
Register now!  Spaces are limited! 
•Sector workshops:  Increased competency and Improved ability of service providers to aid Community members
•Legal workshops: Understanding immigration policy & legal system affecting violence.
•Presenter Workshops: More than 22 subject matter community based experts presenting their work in the field, addressing family violence
•Advocacy workshop: next steps to address systemic and policy barriers
•Information Booths: To increase awareness of available services and resources.

Everyone Is Welcome -  From your local politicians, dignitaries, funders, partner agencies, and event your own family members.
Media partners: CBC and Mirch Masala Radio 

Adrian Harewood anchor of CBC News Ottawa,will be emceeing the opening and award ceremonies! So don’t miss him at the conference!

Hear from our inspirational keynote speakers:
Dr. Hannana Siddiqui (Southall Black Sisters, UK) and
Dr. Rupaleem Bhuyan from the Factor-Inwentaash Faculty of Social Work - University of Toronto
2. Artistic Performance - By Audrey Saparno

3. Stand Up Comedy Act By Shelina Merani

4. Musical Performance by Vanessa Rotando

5. Exclusive opportunities to network with over 100 professionals and community members representing all sectors and the various South Asian communities 

 Community workshops: awareness sessions for men women and seniors, youth provide a safe space to discuss issues and learn about the resources that are available for them. 

For registration and learn more about this please contact:
 Tatiana Tolstsik at 613-228-5782 at United Way Ottawa
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Do you want a booth for your agency at the conference? Click Here for your chance to share your work with others Spaces are limited!

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Email Meccana at or call 905-554-9033 ext 223

We look forward to your participation at this important event. 
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Meccana Ali, R.S.W, M.S.W
Impact of Family Violence Conference Coordinator
905-554-9033 ext.223 

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 08:30 to Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 16:30