The Regina Community Partnership Against Violence (CPAV) is a partnership between community members and organizations including Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan (PATHS), the Office of Gendered Violence-Prevention Strategies at the University of Regina, the Lifelong Learning Centre—University of Regina, SOFIA House, Regina Transition House, and YWCA Regina. CPAV comes together each year to host the Peacemakers Breakfast to honour peacemakers in the community and deliver a message about ensuring Regina is a peaceful, non-violent and inclusive community to a wide audience.
2017 will mark the 16th Annual Peacemakers Breakfast. Every year, we have over 200 people from government, university, service clubs, non-profit, law enforcement, business, and different areas of the community come together for this event.
The speaker for the 2017 breakfast will be Attiya Khan, Co-Writer and Co-Director of the new film A Better Man. Attiya is a Toronto-based feminist, intimate partner violence survivor, and long-time advocate and counselor for abused women and children. She conceived the idea for A Better Man by drawing on her personal and professional experience with intimate partner violence. This year, the breakfast will be held on campus at the University of Regina on Wednesday, October 25th. Tickets will be on sale soon! (If you would like to be added to our email list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Past speakers to attend the Peacemaker’s Breakfast have included; former Chief of Police Cal Johnston, former Lieutenant Governors the Honorable Lynda Haverstock, and the Honorable Jack Weibe, Carrie Bourassa (First Nations University of Canada), Hal Zorn (Regina Police Service), Dr. Marc Spooner (University of Regina), former Saskatchewan Towards Offering Partnership Solutions (STOPS) to Violence Coordinator Ken Crawford, University of Regina President Vianne Timmons, Getachew Woldeyesus and Oudalay Senevonghachack (Regina Open Door Society), Dr. Shauneen Pete (University of Regina), Cadmus Delorme (formerly of the First Nations University of Canada, now Chief of Cowessess First Nation), and Barb Byers (Canadian Labour Congress).