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.