Stop Domestic Violence Conference Saskatchewan
This conference will feature the impacts of domestic violence and intimate partner violence on the workplace and community. This will include presentations from community-based organizations, government agencies and human resource experts that are addressing domestic violence and intimate partner violence and bringing awareness and education to the mainstream society.
Who Should Attend?
STOP Domestic Violence Conference will interest those in the human resources (HR) profession, those who are providing a direct service as well as assisting employers and managers in knowing their role in supporting employees dealing with domestic violence
Breakout Session-Ijeoma Nwamuo
SESSION: STOP Domestic Violence: a Case for Optimization and Improvement Strategies
The session is designed to provide unique insights, in the context of the newcomer community, on how we can Re-Think the change strategies required to achieve sustainable impact for STOP Domestic Violence initiatives. It would also consider the place of: immigration experiences, gender, role reversal, creed, trauma, cultural diversity, ethnic silos, personal finance, status, family dynamics, access to support services and the policy/legal regime in determining the answer to the question on change strategy: to optimize or to improve?
Ijeoma Nwamuo is the Executive Director of the International Women of Saskatoon (IWS). She trained as a Lawyer, with a Master’s Degree in Law from Great Britain.
Prior to assuming the role of ED at IWS, she had worked in different client services positions which enabled her to effectively support multi-barrier immigrant/refugee clients, especially the women, as they made efforts to move along the settlement continuum in Saskatoon. Through her work also, she has had the opportunity to serve on multiple community Boards, Sectoral and Inter-Ministerial Committees, providing unique insights into the lives of new Canadians and how we, as individuals and the community at large, can be more effective in the ways we assist newcomers. In July 2016, Ijeoma had participated, on the Invitation of Hon. Minister Pat Hadju, in a National Stakeholder Round Table Consultation in Ottawa on the theme of “Ending Gender-Based Violence”. As a result of her position also, she has had the opportunity to present, at conferences, learning workshops, 2018 Women’s March and the Orange Campaign Rallies, on topics pertaining to STOP strategies for Domestic Violence in the Immigrant Community. She is passionate about finding sustainable solutions to the issue and so, working alongside other advocates, as a project partner or a mere supporter, thrills her.
In addition to the above, she has a keen interest in Systems and Design Thinking. She advocates for the use of policies, customized programming supports and fearless leadership initiatives to drive effective change. An Alumna of Edward School of Business and Leadership Saskatoon, she had been a nominee for both the YWCA Saskatoon Women of Distinction Award (2011) and the CBC Sask 40 under 40 (2016). She and her partner, Iyke, are parents to 4 daughters. She loves to travel to exotic destinations around the world with her family, read business and leadership books, dance and numb her mind with Netflix movies.