Violence Prevention Awareness Week

June 3, 2024 - June 7, 2024

Edmonton - Various locations

Violence Prevention Awareness Week

Mark the launch of the Violence Prevention and Support program by the Centre for Growth and Harmony. Learn, connect, and have fun.

Join us for a week of programming hosted by the Violence Prevention and Support (VPS) team. Discover the services offered by VPS, learn about violence prevention, and take part in community-building events.

Between June 4 and June 7, receive one entry for each day of programming you attend. This gives you a chance to win a MacBook Air, Beats Studio3 headphones, or Beats Fit Pro earbuds in one of three prize drawings at the end of the week. The more days you attend, the higher your chances of winning!


Lunch and Learn and Learning Day

Kick off the week's events by joining us in person or online for a lunch and learn session with activist and writer Kai Cheng Thom! Kai Cheng Thom is an award-winning author and trauma-informed, anti-oppressive practitioner whose work focuses on the intersection of social justice, pleasure activism, and transformative approaches to healing conflict and harm.

Kai will lead an introductory session on alternative justice models and community-based support. Free food will be available to those who attend in-person.

Monday, June 3, 2024
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Atrium and online

Following the lunch and learn session with Kai, join us for a series of afternoon workshops. All NorQuest community members are welcome to attend.

Time Session topic Speaker Location
1:15 - 2:00 pm Working with people who cause harm Chris Avelar CELT 4-207
1:15 - 2:00 pm Communication within the South Asian household Ruquia Raka SCFL 3-166
2:00 - 3:00 pm Leading from the inside out Josie Vance Teams
2:00 - 3:30 pm Learner in Distress Model Becs Teams
3:00 - 4:00 pm Enhancing your emotional regulation skills for daily interactions Mitch Fournier CELT 4-207
3:00 - 4:00 pm Human Trafficking SOCH Mental Health Teams

Violence Prevention and Support and Centre for Growth and Harmony Open House

Join the Violence Prevention and Support team as they celebrate their official launch with fun activities in the Atrium. You are welcome to drop by the Centre for Growth and Harmony, meet the team, and learn more about the services offered to students. There will be free food and drink available for everyone to enjoy!

Tuesday, June 4, 2024
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Atrium and Centre for Growth and Harmony (SCFL 1-001)


Learning Day

Join in a day of learning with second series of workshops covering topics such as violence prevention, supporting others, and community building. Workshops are open to all NorQuest community members.

Wednesday, June 5, 2024
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Time Session topic Speaker Location
10:00 - 11:00 am Settlement studies and GBV: using CSL with difficult topics Lynn Sutankayo CELT 4-205
10:00 - 11:00 am Working with people who cause harm  Chris Avelar CELT 5-211
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Lateral Violence in Indigenous Communities Walter Rogers CELT 4-205
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Creating a culture of disclosure Jacky Rivas Teams
12:00 - 1:00 pm Domestic Violence 101 within the Muslim community NISA Homes CELT 4-205
12:00 - 1:00 pm Let’s Talk Violence Prevention  Lucretzia Appavoo, BIPOC Healing and Wellness Centre  CELT 5-211

Family Fun Friday

Wrap up the week with a family-friendly event at the Atrium and Miyonohk Park. All NorQuest community members and their families are invited to enjoy games, activities, inflatable attractions, free food and drinks, music, karaoke and more! Come mingle with your fellow community members and help us build a stronger, safer NorQuest together!

Friday, June 7, 2024
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Atrium and Miyonohk Park