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Network to Eliminate Violence in Relationships (NEVR): 13th Annual Conference: Programs, Prevention, Practice

The NEVR 13th Annual Conference: Programs, Prevention, Practice, virtual conference takes place from 8:30am-12:30pm (PT) over four Thursdays:

  • May 18, 2023
  • May 25, 2023
  • June 1, 2023
  • June 8, 2023

The flat fee is $50 (+ a $2.88 Eventbrite service charge). Come to one day or all four!

*Important Note: When you purchase your ticket, please select Thursday, May 18 only (even if you are planning on attending on the other dates). If you select the additional dates, you will be charged $50 for each day. We apologize for this issue.

The Network to Eliminate Violence in Relationships (NEVR) is pleased to host its 13th annual cross-disciplinary conference: Programs, Prevention, Practices. The conference will feature anti-violence workers and researchers from a range of sectors and disciplines as well as people with lived experience of relationship violence.


What are new or established programs that aim to prevent relationship violence and/or support those who have been impacted by it?


What prevention efforts are already taking place in various sectors? What measures are effective in preventing relationship violence?


As people who work or volunteer in this field, how we can continue to develop our professional skills to offer better care to those we serve? How can we practice self and community care?

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

  • Professor John Devaney, University of Edinburgh, Dean and Head of the School of Social and Political Science, and Centenary Chair of Social Work; and Dr. Claire Houghton, University of Edinburgh, Lecturer in Social Policy and Qualitative Research, School of Social and Political Science
  • Len Pierre, educator, consultant, TEDx Speaker, social activist, change agent, and traditional knowledge keeper
  • Linda Crockett, Founder, Canadian Institute of Workplace Bullying Resources; and Karen Belcourt

Concurrent Session Topics:

  • intersectional approaches to relationship violence and equity-informed practice
  • human trafficking
  • elder abuse
  • intimate partner and family violence
  • masculinities
  • prevention and education in the K-12 and post-secondary education systems
  • technology-facilitated gender-based violence
  • trauma and violence-informed practice
  • restorative justice

Note for Conference Registrants:

This conference will address various forms of relationship violence and may include first-person accounts of harm and trauma. Conference delegates are invited to engage in the keynotes and concurrent sessions in ways that support their own learning and well-being. A private virtual support room, staffed by a counsellor or other frontline support provider, will be available throughout the conference.


Closed captions / transcripts will be available for the entire conference through the CC feature in Zoom. If you have other accessibility needs, please email the conference organizing committee at

For more information about the conference, please email: