Campaigns that promote violence prevention, healthy relationships and strong communities are an important part of how we work together to address violence in our province. The STOPS to Violence Network needs your help to better understand what campaigns are happening in Saskatchewan and what you would like to see in our province. This information will be used to identify areas where more coordination and support could lead to greater impact.

What do we mean by violence prevention?
We define violence as the intentional use of force or power, threatened or actual, that either results in (or has a high likelihood of leading to) harm and/or deprivation for oneself or others. Meanwhile, we define violence prevention as activities that work towards the building of active, creative, and engaged communities free from violence where all people are safe, valued, and have their inherent worth and dignity respected.

What do we mean by campaigns?
We define campaigns as planned activities that last for a specific duration and have a specific focus, theme, or messaging. Campaigns include designated days, weeks, or months for raising awareness of particular issues, offering calls to actions, inviting learning and behavioural change, and encouraging community building.

Examples of campaigns include:
  • White Ribbon Campaign
  • Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
  • 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence
  • Red Dress Day
  • National Day for Truth & Reconciliation
  • Moose Hide Campaign
  • World Kindness Day
Where can I find more information?
This initiative is lead by the STOPS to Violence Network. To learn more about our provincial network, go to www.stopstoviolence.com.