What Happened at the Montreal "Beyond Prisons" Conference
TPRF was represented at the ICPA conference by nine PEP volunteers - seven Canadians and two from the USA. The conference, hosted by the Canada Correctional Services, attracted attendees from 70 countries including corrections officials, government officials and academia.
Heart Warming Tidbits: Who was impacted by PEP
In total we estimate that we spoke to over half the people at the conference which represented 70 different countries.
We handed out 350 brochures and over 100 business cards.
We received 73 cards from people expressing interest in return.
We gave out 13 discs of Inside Peace and 16 copies of Splitting Arrow.
Our presentation had 25 delegates who stayed for the entire 90 minute presentation.
The Peace Education Program had a two page advertisement in the conference directory which featured all the programs at TPRF with a full page on PEP, an electronic ad on the closed circuit TV and our presentation was video taped for distribution in a few weeks.
We are working on our follow up with the people we met at the conference as a national team and with support from TPRF.