Day 1: Wednesday, September 18
7:30 AM Registration Registration & Coffee, Muffins
8:00 AM Opening Ceremonies Chief Jason Louie Main Conference Room
8:30 AM Dauna Ditson Wide Open Conversation Main Conference Room
9:30 AM Natalie Clark Survivor Coping Responses  for Healing &
Resisting Trauma
Main Conference Room
10:30 AM Break biobreak
10:45 AM Morgen Baldwin 1. Third Party Reporting of Sexual   Assault: Access to Support and  Reporting Options Workshop Room: Kootenay
10:45 AM Lynda Dechief 2. The Interconnections of Substance  Use & Violence Against Women in  Relationships Workshop Room: Selkirk
10:45 AM June Forsythe,
Angie Louie &
Chief Jason Louie
3. Using Traditional Story Telling to Address Family Violence and other Abuses with Children and Families Workshop Room: Robson
10:45 AM Ann Godderis &
Geri-Lynn Rempel
4. What to do When … Educating  Agency & Community Members  in Responding to a Disclosure  of Domestic Abuse Workshop Room: Monashee
12:00 PM Lunch Lunch hour with ROWY Session ROWY: Kootenay Room
1:00 PM Brenda Wilson &
Freda Ens
Coordinating the Delivery of Information to Families with a Trauma-Informed and Culturally Sensitive Approach Main Conference Room
2:15 PM Break biobreak
2:30 PM Natalie Clark Supportive Practices for Vicarious
Trauma and Burn Out
Main Conference Room
3:45 PM Close Closing day 1


Day 2: Thursday, September 19

7:30 AM


Coffee, Muffins & Networking


8:00 AM

Eldene Stanley

Ways of Knowing – Domestic Recovery

Main Conference Room

9:15 AM

Taruna Agrawal

Family Law 101

Main Conference Room

10:30 AM




10:45 AM

Rhiannon Wong

Technology Safety

Main Conference Room

12:00 PM


Lunch – 45 minutes


12:45 PM

Rhiannon Wong

5. Preserving Tech Evidence

Workshop Room: Kootenay

12:45 PM

Taruna Agrawal

6. Legal Clinic: Supporting Women in Working with Lawyers

Workshop Room:
Moseley Boardroom

12:45 PM

Nicole Parker & Caitlyn Kelt

7. Programming for Sentenced Nicole Parker
 Offenders and Prevention  Program For Youth

Workshop Room: Selkirk

12:45 PM

Alaina Hawken

8. Child Protection Responses to Domestic Violence: Balancing Women and Child Centered Approaches with Offender Accountability

Workshop Room:
Monashee / Robson

2:00 PM




2:15 PM

Morgen Baldwin

Collaboration & Coordination in Rural & Isolated Communities

Main Conference Room

3:30 PM


Conference Closing & Thank Yous

Main Conference Room

3:45 – 4:15 PM

Closing Ceremonies

Ktunaxa Dance Troupe

Main Conference Room

Eldene Stanley – “Ways of Knowing” see contact form below

Below are just a few of our dynamic conference presenters.

Dr. Natalie Clark

Thompson Rivers University
Associate Professor
Survivor Coping Responses for Healing & Resisting Trauma
Supportive Practices for Vicarious Trauma and Burn Out

Natalie’s practice, teaching, activism and research over the last 25 years has focused on healing from violence and trauma with children, youth and their families and communities and the coping responses to trauma and violence. Her work is informed and mobilized through her interconnected identities including her Metis ancestry; as a parent of three Secwepemc children, and part of the Secwepemc community through kinship ties; an academic, activist and sexual abuse counsellor.

Dauna Ditson

Survivor / Author
Wide Open Conversation

Dauna’s first book Wide Open is a memoir about faith and loss of faith, about sexual assault and about the astounding human capacity to heal. Before it was published in May 2019, her memoir won the John V. Hicks prize, awarded by the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild. 


Praise for Wide Open

“This incredibly brave and powerful memoir is written in prose both luminous and stark. I read it in one gulp, in awe of the author’s willingness to surrender to her experience of trauma and of her generosity in sharing her journey with her readers. Wide Open will take you to the farthest reaches of what it means to be human.”  – Alison Pick, Man Booker nominated author of Strangers With The Same Dream and Far To Go.

Meet Dauna

Freda Ens

BC Family Information Liaison Unit (FILU)
Strategic Public Safety Initiatives | Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General
Senior Family Support Worker

Freda has over 28 years’ experience in the victim services, social justice, and criminal justice sectors leading, developing, and managing outreach and support initiatives for Aboriginal communities, vulnerable groups and individual victims of crime. 

She has provided ongoing support to family members of the Missing and Murdered Women cases throughout the Public Inquiry; continues to work together with RCMP E-PANA investigators to provide information, support, and follow up to family members.

Freda also provides victim supports at First Nations Courts in New Westminster and North Vancouver.  She has provided expertise, advice and ongoing support to provincial community-based initiatives including Healing the Circle aimed at identifying best practices for culturally competent service delivery and crime prevention initiatives.


Recipient of the Chief Joe Mathias Leadership Award 2018

Meet Freda

Rhiannon Wong

BC Society of Transition Houses
Technology Safety Project Coordinator
Tech Safety 101: How Secure is Your Technology?
Preserving Tech Evidence

Rhiannon joined BCSTH IN 2007, and for 8 years, was the Children and Youth Services Coordinator and worked alongside Children Who Witness Abuse (CWWA) or now PEACE Programs across British Columbia who support children and youth exposed to violence in the home.

Currently, Rhiannon is the Technology Safety Project Coordinator. In this role, she raises awareness about technology-facilitated violence and the intersections of empowerment, safety of women and children, confidentiality and privacy via research, resource development and training across Canada

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Eldene Stanley – “Ways of Knowing”

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