Thanks to community members in Pikwakanagan First Nation, Eganville, Killaloe, and Pembroke for joining the countdown to end sexual violence — for contributing presence, conversation, creative ideas, and images to the July workshops from which the design will emerge for a monument to honour survivors of sexual assault.
Thanks to our team for facilitation, coordination, graphic design, photography, translation support, and production: JoAnne Brooks, Anna Camilleri, Tristan R. Whiston, Andy Trull, Megan Spencer, Roberta Della-Pica, Karis Pard-Jones, Tomas Chin, Maureen MacMillan, Megan Cyr, Katie Yealland, Alana McLeod, Bev Ritza, Tariq Sami, and Liane Alessi.
Special thanks to our community partners for supporting this significant project through outreach and promotion, provision of space, and cash or in-kind support: CRC (Community Resource Centre, Killaloe), Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation Health Centre, Killaloe, Haggarty, and Richards Township, EVA-Ending Violence Against Women Renfrew County, Jumblies Theatre (Youth Intern Exchange Program), The Township of Bonnechere Valley, and the Ontario Arts Council.
Funding for this work was provided by It’s Never Okay: Ontario’s Action Plan to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment.
The Countdown Public Art Project was initiated by The Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County and is being led in collaboration with arts partners Red Dress Productions and OV-CAOS.
Photos by Maureen MacMillan.