The first vision statement for STOPS to Violence was developed in 1994. At that time, the vision of STOPS was ‘People working together in a different and more productive way for the purpose of eliminating violence and abuse for the individual, the family, the community and the nation so that all can live a safe, secure and valued life.’ This hasn’t changed over the years! Learn more about the value of the STOPS structure and process in our interview with Ken.
One of the early members of STOPS to Violence was Child Find Saskatchewan. Child Find Saskatchewan is a provincial, charitable organization that educates and advocates for the protection and rights of children and youth. Child Find also promotes awareness of the issues related to missing persons. Phyllis Hallat, President of Child Find Saskatchewan, describes how being involved with the STOPS to Violence partnership supports their work in our interview with her.
In 1992, a group of concerned people came together to find a way to work differently to address interpersonal violence in Saskatchewan. From this early vision, the Provincial Partnership Committee on Family Violence (PPCFV) was born. The purpose was to develop an approach to facilitate community and government working together to establish priorities and action plans aimed toward the elimination of violence in Saskatchewan. This approach was a new way of working and required a strong vision from the people who were driving this change. Deanna Elias Henry was the initiator of this vision and carried it forward to build what we now know as STOPS to Violence. Click here to learn more about the beginnings of STOPS to Violence in our interview with Deanna.
Twenty-five years ago, a small group of people had a vision of working differently to address interpersonal violence in Saskatchewan. This work recognized that, historically, government and community worked in isolation to find solutions to family violence. The PPCFV was the origins of what has grown to become STOPS to Violence. Several key people were involved in this early work, one of whom is Becky Wentzell. Click here to learn more about STOPS to Violence in the early years in this interview with Becky!
2017 marks 25 years since STOPS to Violence began. Join us on October 17 as we celebrate this milestone with a luncheon and afternoon workshop focused on the theme of reconciliation and strengthening relationships. Click here for more info and to register!
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We are excited to share the accomplishments of the past year with you! The 2016 Annual General Meeting for STOPS to Violence will be held on Tuesday, June 28 at 9:00 am via conference call.
At our AGM, we will review our 2016 Annual Report, present audited financial statements for the 2015-16 fiscal year and review our proposed bylaw changes. These items, along with the agenda and minutes of the last AGM will be sent out prior to the call. Please click here to register to receive the conference call information. Also, please be reminded that you or your organization must have a current STOPS membership to participate. To renew your membership, please click here.
The upcoming AGM for STOPS is set for July 23, 2016. Being held at Wanuskewin in Saskatoon.