Special Committee on Violence Against Indigenous Women

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Members

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  • Photo of Stella Ambler

    Thank you, Ms. Truppe. ... more

    June 14, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Susan Truppe
    Susan Truppe spoke

    Great. Thank you very much. ... more

    June 14, 2013,   Parliament
  • A/Commr Kevin Brosseau spoke

    Yes, certainly we have a national policy to deal with missing persons. Historically, I think, there was a mindset that if someone's not missing for 24 hours, don't call us. That is in fact not the case. ... more

    June 13, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Susan Truppe
    Susan Truppe spoke

    Thank you. ... more

    June 13, 2013,   Parliament
  • Ms. Ruth Proulx spoke

    Of increasing resiliency? Community centres, cultural events, training, and opportunities like education, sports, and cadets—there's a multitude of different things people can join that increase friendships and decrease isolation. There are so many. The list goes on.

    June 13, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Susan Truppe
    Susan Truppe spoke

    Do you have some examples of that?

    June 13, 2013,   Parliament
  • Ms. Ruth Proulx spoke

    If you decrease vulnerability and increase resiliency—

    June 13, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Susan Truppe
    Susan Truppe spoke

    I think you said if you “decrease”.

    June 13, 2013,   Parliament
  • Ms. Ruth Proulx spoke

    Of increasing resiliency within a community?

    June 13, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Susan Truppe
    Susan Truppe spoke

    Right. Thank you. ... more

    June 13, 2013,   Parliament
  • Ms. Jamie Crozier spoke

    Only 17% of those who submit a first-time funding proposal are funded. It's not a huge amount.

    June 13, 2013,   Parliament
  • Ms. Ruth Proulx spoke

    Another thing is that Jamie came back from a workshop recently. She told me about the percentage of people who write funding proposals and who actually get one. How many...?

    June 13, 2013,   Parliament
  • Ms. Jamie Crozier spoke

    Our executive director is really good at writing a funding proposal. She's out there writing them all the time, trying to get whatever she can to sustain any programming we have.

    June 13, 2013,   Parliament
  • Ms. Ruth Proulx spoke

    We have a woman who works for us who is the brains of finding funding. Jacquie is....

    June 13, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Susan Truppe
    Susan Truppe spoke

    You also mentioned that when you don't have funding, you find funding. How do you find funding?

    June 13, 2013,   Parliament
  • Ms. Ruth Proulx spoke

    Some people naturally take that on. Sometimes you have to say to them that you see something really great in them and you think this training would be fantastic for them. As you know, there are wounded people in your communities who have that natural helping link inside of them, so you just say, “Here, come.” While they're there, they're also healing their own wounds and they're becoming healers themselves.

    June 13, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Susan Truppe
    Susan Truppe spoke

    So they just take on this leadership role on their own as a volunteer?

    June 13, 2013,   Parliament
  • Ms. Ruth Proulx spoke

    Through advertising, e-mails, technology, and Facebook—any way we can.

    June 13, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Susan Truppe
    Susan Truppe spoke

    How do you get them?

    June 13, 2013,   Parliament
  • Ms. Ruth Proulx spoke

    You bet it is.

    June 13, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Susan Truppe
    Susan Truppe spoke

    Thank you, Madam Chair. I'll just get right to some of my questions since we don't have a lot of time. ... more

    June 13, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Stella Ambler

    Thank you. ... more

    June 13, 2013,   Parliament
  • A/Commr Kevin Brosseau spoke

    Yes, there is screening. Yes, there are efforts to be more representative. I believe recruiting through a window as opposed to a mirror is critical. We represent the communities we police. We'll be far more effective and more trustworthy if we look like and represent the various cultures and genders in our communities. That would be a short answer to your question. ... more

    June 13, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Stella Ambler

    Please give a short answer, if you would.

    June 13, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Carolyn Bennett

    In any organization there are bad apples. How does your organization deal with bad apples? I think the recent legislation may sometimes give perpetrators power over the complainants. I think people know and are concerned that whether or not people like yourself.... ... more

    June 13, 2013,   Parliament
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