Monday, October 3 at 6-8 pm
Everyone is welcome!
Prior to working at the Regina Sexual Assault Centre, Pat was involved in the women’s movement, working on issues of particular relevance to women with the Women’s Action Collective on Health. Some of the issues that were addressed included child care, gay and lesbian rights, work place rights and reproductive rights. Through these activities, she met and worked with women who were responsible for establishing the Regina Women’s Community Centre. As a result, she became a member of the first group of volunteers trained to work on the Rape Crisis Line.
Pat is a registered social worker with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers. She became a member of the counseling staff at what is now known as the Regina Sexual Assault Centre in 1979.
The issues that drew Pat to the Centre include being a resource/support for women who were, or had been, victims of violence. She is also interested in collaborative work with community members on issues that are important to women.
Over the years, services at the Centre have evolved to include men and children. Since beginning work at the Centre, Pat has represented the Centre on various committees, including Sexual Assault Services of Saskatchewan, and most recently, she has worked in collaboration with other community members in developing a local Sexual Assault Response Team. As a member of this team, two new programs, Anonymous Reporting and the Third Option Program, have been developed to better meet the needs of adult sexual assault survivors.
Activities that bring joy to Pat’s life include gardening, socializing, attending improv classes and answering to the demands of her cat.
Lisa Miller is the Community Education Coordinator for Kids on the Block Regina. She has spent many years employed with, and involved in, community organizations and projects that focus on justice, education and social inclusion.
She was employed for over ten years with the Regina Police Service, working in the Regina Children’s Justice Centre, a multi-disciplinary child abuse investigative unit. She left the Police Service to return to school (Faculty of Social Work) and work on a video and handbook series to assist in educating newcomers about Canadian law. This project won the 2013 Community Policing Award.
She strongly believes in the need to educate both children and adults about abuse and exploitation, because the life-long effects of abuse on children impact not only the individual but also the community in which they live.
She lives on a small farm in the Regina area with her husband, two daughters, numerous four-legged friends and a bunch of chickens.