Welcome to Be the Peace Institute!


  • Resources for Parents about Parenting and Gender; and an Invitation to a Zine Workshop.  Click here
  • See below for an invitation to a film screening of “A Better Man” on April 12.
  •  A workshop for parents and caregivers about kids and technology:29214110_593646557652683_2869430986311156604_n

    Our Kids on Technology: Raising Youth in the Digital Age Part 1 

    Parents and caring adults are invited to the first in a series of public conversations: 

    March 28th, 2018 (Wednesday evening); 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    Parkview Education Centre, Bridgewater

    *    Event is free       *    Supper provided at 5:30 pm      *    Free childcare on-site

                          RSVP required by March 20th: stacey@bethepeace.ca or 902 529-2920

    If you

  • worry about the impact of technology and social media on your kids…
  • are anxious about what they are seeing and doing on-line, whether they are safe, and how it’s affecting their relationships…
  • feel slightly terrified that they know way more than you do about technology…Yet, you know technology is an essential tool, and you want to explore the power and  promise it offers young people, while helping them become responsible digital citizens…

 … you are not alone!  So LET’S TALK!!

Our Speakers:

  • Special guest keynote: Nancy Smith – Mom, professor at University of Calgary and author of Social Citizens: A Positive Approach to Social  Media and Parenting in a Digital World  (www.socialcitizens.ca)
  • Liz McCurdy, Youth Engagement Specialist for Sexual Assault Services Lunenburg Queens
  • Brian Braganza, Facilitator and Consultant, Community Youth Development and Leadership

 In this interactive evening, we will explore what youth are seeing, doing, thinking and saying about their use of technology and how it’s affecting them. We will acknowledge our common hopes and fears, and learn together how the adults in their lives can help young people use technology effectively to connect, learn, think critically and be responsible digital citizens

Note:    If you’d like childcare, we need to know the age of your child(ren) in advance, please.

5:30 pm           Supper buffet-style available at 5:30 pm

6:00 pm           Program begins – speakers, conversations, Q & A

Event is hosted by community partners: Be the Peace Institute, South Shore Regional School Board, Second Story Women’s Centre, with help from Sexual Health Centre Lunenburg County, NS Sexual Violence Strategy, Town of Bridgewater, Infinitus Academy.



You are invited to a screening of A Better Man – a film that shifts the conversation on violence against women!  This documentary offers a fresh and nuanced look at the healing and revelation that can happen for everyone involved when men take responsibility for their abuse. Tod Augusta-Scott is featured in the film and will be our guest for the evening. Free of charge. A Better Man

Annual General Meeting and Film

April 12 at 6:30 pm at the Mahone Bay Centre (upstairs)

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