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Grande Prairie Speaker and Spring Member Mingle

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Thursday , May 30 , 2019 at 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
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May 30, 2018
Early bird Member: $21 | Member: $35 | Early bird Non-Member: $39 | Non-Member: $49
Jeffrey's Cafe - Grande Prairie
Early Bird End Date - April 25, 2019

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About the Event

Domestic Violence doesn’t stop when you leave for work each day. Nearly 54% of employees who are experiencing abuse at home report that the acts continued at or near work, 90% of these victims will disclose to a co-worker, and 74% of victims use worktime and resources to deal with being harassed at work by a current or former partner. 

In January of 2018, new legislation was passed in Alberta that all businesses are responsible for having some type of preventative maintenance, as well as policy and procedure around domestic violence.  In this program we explore what abuse may look like, statistics, changes to legislation, warning signs and what employers can do to help keep the business protected, while keep their employee’s safe from domestic violence while at work. 

Learning Objectives

  • Leave with a better understanding of Domestic Violence, or abuse
  • Understanding barriers to people leaving abusive relationship
  • clear understanding of new legislation that was introduced to Alberta in Jan. 2018
  • Opportunity for templates for policy and procedure, safety planning, danger assessments, and many other tools to bring awareness to your organization 

About the Speaker

Madi Wrzosek

After growing up in Grande Prairie and then moving to Edmonton to attend the University of Alberta to attain her degree in Education, Madi moved back to Grande Prairie and taught elementary and high school for three years. Madi has always strived to create safe spaces where people can learn collaboratively and has strengths working within the community. Madi has been a leader in Grande Prairie within the social services industry and has been working in this field for 6 years.  Madi has been working at Odyssey House since April 2017, she is passionate about educating and raising awareness in the community where she was born and raised.


  • 11:30 am to 12:00 pm – Registration

  • 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm – Presentation

  • 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm – Member Mingle/Casual Networking



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