2017 marks the 25th Anniversary of STOPS to Violence.  Over the past 25 years, we have had the opportunity to work with our partners and members from across the province.  In the upcoming weeks, we will release a series of video interviews with our partners and members from across the province detailing the history, impact and benefits of STOPS to Violence.


Deanna Elias Henry

A New Way of Working:  Partnerships and Relationships

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. 


Becky Wentzel

In the Beginning: Provincial Partnership Committee on Family Violence

 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 Provincial Partnership Committee on Family Violence (PPCFV) was developed as an approach to facilitate government and community working together to establish priorities and plan towards the elimination of violence in Saskatchewan.  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.  Learn more about STOPS to Violence in the early years in this interview with Becky!