The Lloydminster Interval Home holds their first “Breakfast with the Guys” with the goal of bringing men in the community out to talk about gender-based violence.
The Interval Home threw their first breakfast of this nature on November 6 coinciding with Family Violence Prevention Month. CEO of the Interval Home Angela Rooks-Trotzuk says violence prevention has been an ongoing focus but they decided to take a different approach.
“We used to do breakfast with the board but this time we decided to take a different focus and really just engaging the men in our community, leaders of our community whether they’re young men or they’re fully grown adult men working in business and corporations. So, we’re really hoping to get a divergent of ideas and suggestions on how we can engage men in our community.”
The event featured two parts, the first features a keynote speaker and the second half will see men participate in a conversation. Rooks-Trotzuk says the event will allow the Interval Home to take away information to further help violence prevention.
“We’re just allowing them a space on how gender-based violence impacts them and how they feel they can make a difference, and we really want to incorporate that voice into our call-to-action.”
The Interval Home is using the breakfast as a jumping off point for the Leading Change Lloydminster which is a presentation style program focusing on gender-based violence and bi-standard effect