Julie S. Lalonde
Founder, Co-Director

Julie S. Lalonde is an internationally recognized women’s right advocate and public educator. A franco-ontarienne originally from Northern Ontario, she is based in Ottawa. Julie holds a BA and MA in Canadian Studies from Carleton University and works with various feminist organizations dedicated to ending sexual violence, engaging bystanders and building communities of support. Julie is a frequent media source on issues of violence against women and her work has appeared on Al Jazeera, CBC’s The National, TVO’s The Agenda, Vice, WIRED magazine and FLARE, among others.

 

She counts getting a sexual assault centre at Carleton, keeping calm while debating Margaret Wente on live TV and having Stephen Harper side with her, as career highlights.

Julie has won numerous awards for her work including "Best Volunteer in a Leading Role” by Volunteer Ottawa, a two time winner of the "Femmy Award" and she is a recipient of the Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case.

Kevin Vowles
Co-Director

Kevin Vowles is a healthy relationships/violence prevention program delivery specialist, and program creator. Kevin has a combined fourteen years of experience as an educational practitioner working with youth, communities, and disenfranchised members of society around issues of social justice, education, health promotion and violence prevention.
 
Kevin is a media source on issues of violence against women and their work has appeared on CBC TV Toronto, CBC The Current, CTV, Vice Magazine, Metro Toronto and local CBC Radio.
 
Kevin is an accepted PhD student at the University of Calgary, planning to study adolescent use of violent pornography, with the intention of understanding the emotional needs of boys, in order to inform the development of an educational curriculum.
 
Kevin has authored several curricula, including Walking In Her Mocassins for the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, and Engaging Men and Boys: A Toolkit for the Canadian Council of Muslim Women.  Kevin is also the author of Gender-Based Violence and Peacebuilding: A Journey to see the Forest Through the Trees.
 
Kevin identifies as gender non-conforming, and has worked in Botswana, Ontario, British Columbia, and now calls Nova Scotia home.

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