Building violence prevention expertise in Canada

Tuval Dinner Nafshi (L), Terry Crews (M) and Michael Flood (R) in Edmonton, Alberta at the Leading Change Summit

CJSDRC member, Associate Professor Michael Flood had a highly productive trip to Canada in February, providing two keynote conference addresses, providing two presentations for state policy-makers, participating in two panel events, and running two workshops for violence prevention practitioners.

Michael was invited to Canada by the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters and SHIFT: The Project to End Domestic Violence based at the University of Calgary. He gave the opening keynote address at the Leading Change Summit hosted by the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters (Edmonton, Alberta), the first conference in Western Canada on violence prevention. His address was titled, “Engaging Men & Boys: Learnings from Down Under and All Over”. Michael ran two workshops at the conference, the first for state-level policy makers in Alberta and the second for government staff, both on violence prevention. He participated in a plenary panel event on pornography with Terry Crews, the actor and sexual assault advocate.

Michael also gave the keynote address at a separate conference, the Third Annual Canadian Women in Management Conference (Toronto), speaking on “Engaging Men to Become Allies for Women in the Workplace”. He participated in a panel event at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto titled Men in Charge? Masculinities, Power and Politics in the #Metoo Era.

Michael then went on to Calgary, providing two workshops hosted by SHIFT: The Project to End Domestic Violence, with one to the Calgary Domestic Violence Collective and the other to the Engaging Men in Violence Prevention/Gender Equality Learning Collaborative. Finally, Michael gave two TV and two radio interviews.

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