Theresa Wilson (Crown)
Hali Topinka (HR/E)
Muna De Ciman, (PSGE)
Lynne Guick, (Community Services)
Tanya Turner, (Education)
Theresa Evans (Health)
Sherry Sproule (Retail & Regulatory)
Staff Rep: Carolyn Rebeyka
SGEU is committed to raising awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Learn more here.
|First Name||Last Name||Sector||Year Received|
|Muna||De Ciman||Public Service||2014|
|Kimberly||Loughery||Retail & Regulatory||2015|
|Julie||Mack||Retail & Regulatory||2015|
|Mary Ann||Hogarth||Public Service||2016|
|Sharon||Rose||Retail & Regulatory||2016|
|Lisa||Cadieux de Larios||Education||2017|
|Donna||Christianson||Retail & Regulatory||2017|
|Mary Ann||Harrison||Public Service||2017|
|Sherry||Sproule||Retail & Regulatory||2017|
|Brenda||Peter||Retail & Regulatory||2019|
|Sharon||Friess||Retail & Regulatory||2019|
Every year the SGEU Women’s Committee presents Bread and Roses awards to women activists to recognize and celebrate the work they do within the union. The award recipients are nominated by their peers. Congratulations to the following recipients.
Saskatchewan has one of the highest rates of spousal homicides among Canadian provinces - 8.4 spouses per million are killed in Saskatchewan each year compared to the national average of 4.8 per million.
The abuser is typically the partner or ex-partner or an acquaintance who is trying to have a relationship with the woman. The abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional or financial in nature.
Sadly, only 28 per cent of spouses report cases of family violence and a woman will be abused an average of 30 times before contacting the police.
The Silent Witness program originated in the United States in 1990 as a national effort and has now expanded to fifty states and thirty countries. In Canada, New Brunswick, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan have joined the effort to raise awareness about violence against women.
A traveling exhibit of life-sized wooden silhouettes are made in honor of victimized women. SGEU's Women's Committee is currently working to gather the stories of victimized women in hopes of putting an end to violence involving girls and women.
Goals of the Silent Witness Project:
To remember ...
by honoring women in Saskatchewan who were murdered by a spouse, partner, or acquaintance
To create awareness...
by sharing information in communities around the province about the nature and extent of family violence
To promote action...
by profiling local resources that support women coping with violence in their lives and encouraging community and government action to end all forms of violence in our society
In Saskatchewan, information about Abuse Help Lines is at the front of the SaskTel phonebooks or available online at abusehelplines.org.
To get more information about the project, honor a lost family member, or request a Silent Witness presentation delivered by the SGEU Women's Committee, contact Mary Ann Harrison at (306) 775-7241.