Bringing the Victim into the Room

A Survivor’s Voice on Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence

The Cridge Centre for the Family is proud to present two free community training opportunities to stem the tide of domestic violence in our region. Speaker Kamal Dhillon, author of Black and Blue Sari and recipient of the 2012 Courage to Come Back Award, will share her very powerful personal story of surviving abuse, and work with attendees to ensure they have the tools and knowledge to support victims of relationship violence.

Kamal’s powerful personal style and workshop format ensure that all attendees are engaged in bringing the dark issue of domestic violence into the light.

Kamal will be presenting at two events in Victoria: the first will focus on the needs of Professionals and Policy Makers, including social service staff, social workers, counsellors, police, emergency responders and politicians. During the second event, Kamal will speak to leaders from across the faith community; victims of violence frequently speak first to their faith leaders, and this session will ensure those leaders feel equipped to respond when the need arises.

Cory Heavener, Director of the Provincial Office of Domestic Violence will open both events with brief remarks. Both events will take place at the Marriott Inner Harbour – Victoria, our generous hosts. Attendees will receive a meal, invaluable training, and community resource information packages.

For more details on Kamal Dhillon and her amazing message of empowerment, hope, and freedom through forgiveness, visit

If you would like to register for either event, select the appropriate link below.

For more information, or if you would like to be a named sponsor for this event, Shannon Whissell via email or phone (250) 995-6419.

Professionals and Policy-Makers
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Noon – 4:30 pm
Marriott Inner Harbour – Pacific Ballroom
728 Humboldt Street, Victoria
Includes Lunch

Sold Out – Join Waitlist


Faith Leaders
Thursday, April 18, 2013
8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Marriott Inner Harbour – Pacific Ballroom
728 Humboldt Street, Victoria
Includes Breakfast

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1 reply
  1. Adan
    Adan says:

    When I read about this group in the news I got so excited. I am not a viitcm of domestic violence but I support anyone who is fighting against it 100%. We hear so much about women fighting it but to see a men’s group organized is exhilarating. Thank you so much and I hope we get thousands to support you!

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