Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Conference

October 18-19, 2017
London ON Convention Centre
300 York Street, London, ON

Hosted by Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations

Dr. Myrna Dawson and Dr. Peter Jaffe

Dr. Diane Crocker
Dr. Myriam Dubé
Dr. Mary Hampton
Dr. Nicole Letourneau
Dr. Kate Rossiter
Dr. Jane Ursel

A conference for policy makers, mental health, justice and social service professionals involved in the prevention, assessment, management, and safety planning for domestic violence and domestic homicide, particularly those working with Indigenous, rural, remote, northern, immigrant and refugee populations, and children exposed to domestic violence.

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Conference Themes:

  • Working with Indigenous; rural, remote & northern; immigrant & refugee populations; and children exposed to domestic violence
  • Emerging trends in Canadian domestic homicides
  • Domestic homicide reviews in Canada
  • Risk assessment (RA), risk management (RM) & safety planning (SP)

About the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations:

The Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP) is a five year project funded by the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to conduct research on domestic homicides in Canada; to identify protocols and strategies that will reduce risk; and to share this knowledge with the wider community.

The CDHPIVP focuses on four populations that experience increased vulnerability to domestic homicide:

Indigenous populations – the rate of domestic homicide is eight times higher for Indigenous women compared to non-Indigenous women in Canada.

Rural, remote and northern populations – the rate of domestic homicide in rural Canada is significantly higher than in urban areas.  

Immigrant and refugee populations – their experiences with language, cultural and other barriers make it more difficult to report domestic violence and to access services.

Children exposed to domestic violence – children and youth who were victims of family-related violence represent almost one third of all children and youth victims of violent crime.


This conference will bring together researchers, policy makers and practitioners working with children and adults to prevent and address domestic violence and domestic homicide.  The conference will identify and address personal and structural risk factors for domestic violence among vulnerable populations, and promising practices for risk assessment, management and safety planning.


The conference will offer:

  • 4 plenary sessions;
  • 60 workshops
    • 60 workshops in the following streams: Indigenous; rural, remote and northern; immigrant and refugee; and children exposed to domestic violence, risk assessment /risk management /safety planning/domestic homicides
  • Poster session
  • Innovation Showcase
  • Book Store
  • Healing Room for those people who may need solace, or quiet, or a private space

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Lodging Information:

Blocks of rooms for the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Conference are available at:

DoubleTree by Hilton London Ontario
300 King Street, London, Ontario, Canada, N6B 1S2

TEL: +1-519-439-1661

FAX: +1-519-439-9672

The group booking link will be posted when available.


Access registration here.

Early-Bird Registration Before June 1, 2017 $500 + hst
Regular registration After June 1, 2017 $600 + hst
Student rate   $200 + hst

*Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be issued for those wishing to cancel their registration. A 20% cancellation fee will be applied.  Cancellation requests received after October 1, 2017 will not be issued a refund. 

Registration will close on October 10, 2017.