Jo-Anne Dusel, Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan
Jo-Anne Dusel is Provincial Coordinator of the Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan and a long time social justice advocate with a special focus on violence against women and the healthcare system. She worked at Moose Jaw Transition House providing direct service to women who had experienced violence and abuse for 20 years prior to obtaining her position as Coordinator for PATHS. During that time she worked as an Emergency Shelter Worker and as House Supervisor. She participated in provincial initiatives including the development of a new Women’s Shelter Information System (WSIS) for Saskatchewan.
Jo-Anne was first elected to a district health board in 1995 and served in that capacity for a total of 14 years during which Five Hills Health Region became the first health region in the province to adopt a domestic violence protocol. She is a board member of the Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters and Transition Houses (CNWSTH) and on the North American Working Group of Every Woman Everywhere, whose mandate is to lobby for the creation of an international binding treaty to make all violence against women illegal.
Partnering Organization: Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan (PATHS) http://pathssk.org