Monday, April 27, 2015


Shelter from the Storm

Hear former BC Lions GM Wally Buono speak at 22nd Annual Conversation on Children May 15 

Released by Asma Farooq, CDFP/Wikipedia photo


afe relationships, safe children is a current initiative of the Chilliwack Child & Youth Committee (CYC). Launched provincially as a community pilot in the fall of 2013, this initiative continues to expand to other communities throughout BC.


Hosted by the Chilliwack Child & Youth Committee, the 22nd Annual Conversation on Chilliwack’s Children is our community’s opportunity to respond to the report, honouring Kaitlynne, Max and Cordon Schoenborn, 3 BC children killed by their father. This free public event is slated for May 15, at the Neighborhood Learning Centre in Chilliwack, running from 8:30 am till 3 pm. Keynote speaker Wally Buono will be representing the BC Lions. The BC Lions are partners in the initiative “Be More Than a Bystander”. They currently use their status and profile to educate about violence against women in BC and urge everyone to 'Break the Silence on Violence Against Women'.


Speakers at the event include:

• Sonja Sinclair, Provincial Consultant Safe Relationships, Safe Children Manager Mental Health and Addictions, Vancouver Coastal Health, on Safe Relationships Safe Children
• Sherry Mumford, Fraser Health Director, Substance Use Services, Mental Health and Substance Use Program, speaking about Addiction Services
• Yvon Dandurand, Associate Professor, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of the Fraser Valley, addressing Domestic Violence/Progressive Correctional Process
• Chilliwack RCMP, discussing Policing and the Triangle of Troubles
• Stephen Smith, Director, Mental Health Promotion and Mental Illness Prevention Healthy Populations and Development Branch, discussing Families at the Centre

To register, visit

For more information, contact: Karen Steegstra, Child & Youth Community Coordinator, Chilliwack Child & Youth Committee via e-mail here.

Chilliwack Division of Family Practice
The Chilliwack Division of Family Practice is not-for-profit group of family physicians and nurse practitioners from Chilliwack, Agassiz-Harrison, Seabird Island and Hope that work collaboratively with the Fraser Health Authority and other partners to develop, fund and administer community-specific programs that enhance patient care and improve professional satisfaction for physicians. The Chilliwack Division of Family Practice is a member of the Chilliwack Child & Youth Committee.

Chilliwack Child & Youth Committee
The Chilliwack CYC represents a variety of community groups, governmental and nongovernmental. We provide leadership and advocacy in the delivery of human/social services to children, youth and their families. Our mission is to work collaboratively, in liaison with clients/consumers, in the design, implementation and evaluation of the continuum of services which enhance the well-being of children, youth and their families.



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