April 14, 2011 – Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

 Partner’s Against Violence Committee 

Sponsored by Moose Jaw’s Partner’s Against Violence Committee—a broad-based community organization, including police and social agencies—the third annual Building a Safer Community Week, is a successful initiative that has engaged hundreds in Moose Jaw, including youth. Its aim is to raise awareness about violence; stress the impact on victims; and detail the help and services available to victims. Some of the week's highlights:

  • A 30-foot banner promoting the event will hang above Main Street and there will be a  "Peace Parade" and luncheon to recognize the valuable work of those who support victims of violence;
  • Information about services available to assist victims of abuse and violence will be made available to the public and a "Pink Shirt Day" will be promoted in local high schools to stand up against bullying and support victims.
  • A week-long "Lunch & Learn" series will feature the Kids on the Block puppet troupe on tolerance and empathy; Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism on victimization of seniors; and a session by STOPS to Violence on how those who witness violence can safely intervene to help victims.  

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