The added stress of the COVID pandemic can have a significant impact on those experiencing domestic violence. In this webinar, join Dr. Alina Turner and lead experts Lana Wells (Shift), Andrea Silverstone (Sagesse), and Lesley Lindberg (Manitoba Association of Women’s Shelters) as they discuss COVID responses to domestic violence, particularly recovery efforts. Q & A session to follow with all panellists.
In this webinar, you will learn:
Lana Wells (she/her)
Brenda Strafford Chair, Prevention of Domestic Violence at the University of Calgary
Lana Wells is Associate Professor and the Brenda Strafford Chair in the Prevention of Domestic Violence at the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, Alberta where she is leading Shift: The Project to End Domestic Violence. Shift’s purpose is to develop, implement and scale-up best and promising primary prevention practices, strategies and actions in partnership with government, systems, community leaders, and NGOs with the goal of preventing violence and advancing equality.
Lana has held over 7 million in research funding/grants and has received numerous awards. She was bestowed the Alberta Inspiration Award in Leadership in Family Violence, recognized as a PEAK scholar from the University of Calgary, received the John Hutton Memorial Award for Social Action/Policy from the Alberta College of Social Workers and honoured in the YW’s She Who Dares 150 Women Project. Lana loves to collaborate with leaders from diverse disciplines and sectors and works closely on organizational and system change processes within government and the not-for-profit sector. Lana has advised, consulted and partnered with all orders of government in Canada on prevention research and social policy. Her current research interests include engaging and mobilizing men and male-dominated spaces in violence prevention and gender equality, advancing collective impact and systems change to stop violence, and advancing innovation in the not-for-profit sector by going beyond programs and policy change.Read
CEO at Sagesse Domestic Violence Prevention Society
Sagesse Domestic Violence Prevention Society supports individuals, organizations and communities to break the cycle of violence. As CEO, I am responsible for the performance and sustainability of the organization.
My job is to be laser-focused on the vision and mission of Sagesse, and rally support from all of our stakeholders to share in and execute the mission through our strategic plan.Read
Manitoba Association of Women’s SheltersRead
Dr. Alina Turner
Co-President & Co-Founder of HelpSeeker
Dr. Alina Turner is the Co-President & Co-Founder of HelpSeeker, a social enterprise harnessing tech innovation for the greater social good. She is recognized as a leading researcher and thinker on social issues with proven implementation results.
Alina is a Fellow at The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary and serves on the Board of Directors for A Way Home Canada and the Alberta Rural Development Rural Advisory Board on housing and homelessness. Her work on system planning is recognized as a leading practice and often called upon as a model across communities. Her drive and passion for this work are grounded in her lived experience of the social issues she continues to challenge in her professional work.