IMPACT Grande Prairie is looking to expand their network in the community with an upcoming engagement session. Coordinator Madison Clark says during the event professionals in the field of working with families and individuals will be able to share their thoughts about what supports they are wanting.
“We just wanted to catch people up and get people re-engaged, we are going to go over a little bit of the history of how we moved through the anti-violence movement in the past decade or so,” Clark says. “Then we are going to give an overview of the past year of what IMPACT Grande Prairie has been up to, and then will give a discussion of what the future of IMPACT Grande Prairie looks like, how people can be involved.”
Clark says the engagement session is not just for those who work in the domestic and sexual violence field.
“Some people think, okay domestic and sexual violence I don’t necessarily do that on the day-to-day, but we really want people to know that if you are working with families or if you are working with individuals and really trying to create a healthier community you are still part of the movement and the work we are trying to do.”
“It is a really great chance to re-engage and network with the people in our field, so people who are working with families.”
IMPACT originally started as the Prevention of Family Violence Network but has since rebranded as IMPACT Grande Prairie to be part of the IMPACT collective across the province.
The engagement session is happening June 13th from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton in Grande Prairie.