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Men as Allies

On October 20th 2018, the North Shore VAWIR Committee was pleased to welcome all members of the community to join the discussion on how men can be allies in ending violence against women. 

The keynote address was delivered by JR LaRose, former BC Lions, 2011 Grey Cup champion and spokesperson for the Be More Than a Bystander campaign - a partnership between the Ending Violence Association of BC and BC Lions. A proud member of One Arrow First Nation, he is an ambassador for Aboriginal peoples and an accomplished speaker speaking and facilitating over 400 presentations throughout Canada and the United States since 2008. 

The keynote was followed by a panel forum with community representatives to address important relevant topics:

  • Resources in the community

  • Youth issues

  • Healthy relationships

  • Indigenous voices

  • Personal growth

  • Support

  • How to impact social change

Following the panel discussion and a catered lunch were live performances including local hip hop artist, Discreet Da Chosen 1, from the Squamish Nation. Discreet is a talented artist who has dedicated much of his time educating youth on the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. The forum also provided a venue for local community service providers to connect with members of the public through information tables and displays.


Men as Allies event on the North Shore on October 20th, 2018 - more details to be posted soon
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