Workshops & Speakers


Parenting & Porn

In a world full of multiple communication devices, how do we keep our kids
safe from the dangers of internet pornography? Learn about: every day Apps, the kind of porn
your kids are viewing and how to respond to your kids’ exposure.

Presenter: Debbie Pond

My Story of Porn Addiction

Hear one’s man journey through porn addiction. Learn about the addiction cycle and tangible solutions that lead to change.

Presenter: Andrew Lakin

Why is Porn A Public Health Crisis?

Learn about how pornography is a social issue that affects
all of us. Just like laws were created to protect us from the harms of tobacco, we need laws in
place to protect us from the harms of porn. Find out what your MP’s are doing on this issue.

Presenter: Julia Beazley or Glendyne Gerrard

Changing Culture Involves You

Learn how the companies we all frequent facilitate access to
pornography. Your participation has resulted in changing company practises. Get the latest
updates and learn what you can do next to make a difference.

Presenter: Glendyne Gerrard and/or Arlene Stinson

Women Aren’t Watching Porn??

Porn addiction affects women too. Hear one woman’s
journey into porn addiction. Women often feel alone in their struggle with pornography. Find
solutions that can lead to change.

Presenter: Arlene Stinson or Jacqueline Eboh


Growing Up Female in a Hyper-Sexualized Culture

Learn some of the realities facing young women because of the hyper-sexualized culture they live in. Find out some tools they can use to navigate this culture well.

Presenter: Jacqueline Eboh


Teens and young adults, you live life online in a hyper-sexualized culture. Learn how
you can make good choices in a world that pressures you to do otherwise.

Presenter: Josh Gilman

Porn Fuels Trafficking

Victor Malarek says “the message is clear: if prostitution is the main act,
porn is the dress rehearsal.” Pornography and prostitution, human trafficking’s most common
endpoint, go hand in hand.

Presenter: Glendyne Gerrard

A Therapist’s Insights

I view porn. Someone I love views porn. Find out next steps for

Presenter: Michael Browning

Moving Through Betrayal

A spouse’s porn use causes pain and feelings of betrayal. Hear how
one person moved through this trauma. Learn how to reimagine and flourish in your

Presenter: Sandy Pettyjohn or Tanya Komori



Glendyne Gerrard

Why is Porn A Public Health Crisis?; Porn Fuels Trafficking;  Changing Culture Involves You

Glendyne Gerrard gives direction to Defend Dignity, a national, justice initiative of The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada (C&MA) to end commercial, sexual exploitation...

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Debbie Pond

Parenting & Porn

Debbie Pond was actively involved in volunteering in the many communities where she served during her 35 year (retired Oct 2013) career as an RCMP Officer...

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Arlene Stinson

Changing Culture Involves You; Women Aren't Watching Porn??

Arlene is the Coordinator of Research and Strategic Development for Defend Dignity. God’s call to break the yoke of oppression is what motivates...

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Julia Beazley

Why is Porn A Public Health Crisis?

Julia Beazley has been with the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) since 1999. She works as Director of Public Policy at the Centre for Faith and Public Life in Ottawa...

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Michael Browning

A Therapist's Insights

Michael is the Owner and Clinical Director of The Whitestone Clinic for Counselling and Psychotherapy, in Ottawa. The Whitestone Clinic was the first of its kind in the National Capital Region to offer a specialty for directed treatment for sex addiction...

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Josh Gilman


Josh Gilman is the Executive Director of Strength To Fight. His background is a blend of Ministry and Communications. He worked for 5 years in the Radio Industry, including spending several years as a News Anchor & Reporter...

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Jacqueline Eboh

Growing up Female in a Hyper-Sexualized Culture

Jacqueline Eboh is a McMaster graduate where she did her undergraduate degree in Justice, Political Philosophy and Law. Since graduating Jacqueline has had the opportunity to both research and work with victims of human trafficking. Jacqueline has partnered with Defend Dignity because of her passion to end sexual exploitation in Canada.

Andrew Lakin

My Story of Porn Addiction

Andrew Lakin has worked with the ministry Journey Canada for over ten years, while doing so he ministered to many men dealing with sexual addiction. He has spoken on the subject across Canada, as well as in South Africa, Indonesia, New Zealand, and the Philippines. He is passionate to see men set free.

Sandy Pettyjohn

Sandy Pettyjohn

Moving Through Betrayal

Sandy specializes in journeying with women who have been sexually betrayed. Having travelled along this path herself, Sandy has over 12 years of recovery experience. She made practical and effective use of personal counselling and diligently worked through recovery materials. Since April 2010, she has facilitated a weekly woman's recovery group and has been instrumental in positively impacting many marriages.

Moving through the healing process is more than making the pain stop.  As a certified life coach, Sandy is passionate about every woman having the opportunity to heal, create a new vision for the future, and thrive!