Join Us- Renfrew County Provincial Gathering

Why Me? Why Now? Why Not? A provincial gathering of VAW advocates to talk and learn about feminist law reform advocacy and media engagement

Join Luke’s Place in Renfrew County on the first anniversary of the CKW femicide inquest for an evening and two days of exciting conversations, keynotes, panels and small-group activities.

Conference participants will have the opportunity to engage with Luke’s Place Advocacy Director and renowned feminist speaker and advocate Pamela Cross, VAW frontline workers who participated in the inquest and feminist leaders from small and rural communities.

Using the inquest and its recommendations as a case study, you will:

  • Increase your skills and confidence in identifying key issues for advocacy and media engagement and in developing advocacy and media campaigns
  • Develop or deepen connections with frontline workers from across the province
  • Hear from some of Ontario’s most experienced feminist advocates and media spokespeople
  • Participate in events to commemorate the first anniversary of the inquest


Monday, June 26, 5 pm – 8 pm

Registration, dinner and keynote address

Tuesday, June 27, 9 am – 4 pm

A full day of panels, keynotes and small group work

Tuesday, June 27, 5 pm

Vigil at women’s monument, followed by free evening (organized by EVA Renfrew County)

Wednesday, June 28, 9 am – 4 pm

Panels, small group work and inquest anniversary event


Petawawa Civic Centre

16 Civic Centre Rd

Petawawa, Ontario K8H 3H5


The conference is free. We’ll provide dinner on day one, and lunches on days two and three.

We have rooms on hold at special conference rates at two Petawawa hotels that provide free breakfasts. People are on their own for dinner on day two.

Some travel bursaries are available.

If you are interested in attending, please reach out to Michaela Ray.