Partnership Members


Myrna Dawson
Director, Centre for the Study of Social and Legal Responses to Violence
University of Guelph

Peter Jaffe
Academic Director, Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children (CREVAWC)
Western University                

Management Team

Elsa Barreto

Marcie Campbell

Jordan Fairbairn

Anna-Lee Straatman


Diane Crocker, Saint Mary’s University

Myriam Dubé, Université du Québec à Montréal

Mary Hampton, University of Regina

Nicole Letourneau, RESOLVE Alberta

Kate Rossiter, Simon Fraser University and Ending Violence Association of BC

Jane Ursel, University of Manitoba


Joanne Baker, BC Society of Transition Houses

Linda Baker, Western University

Mohammed Baobaid, Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration

Janelle Braun, Manitoba Justice Victim Services

Julie Czeck, Government of British Columbia

Deborah Doherty, Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick

Jo-Anne Dusel, Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan

Anuradha Dugal, Canadian Women’s Foundation

Claudette Dumont-Smith, Consultant

Crystal Giesbrecht, Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan

Carolyn Goard, Alberta Council of Women's Shelters

Sepali Guruge, Ryerson University

N. Zoe Hilton, Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care

Catherine Holtmann, Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research

Margaret Jackson, FREDA Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children

Randy Kropp, Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission, British Columbia

Geneviève Lessard, Laval University

Jennifer B. Lord, Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC)

William J. Lucas, Ontario Office Of the Chief Coroner

Maggie MacKillop, Homefront Calgary

Barb MacQuarrie, Western University

Lise Martin, Women's Shelters Canada

Cathy Menard, Northwest Territories Office of the Chief Coroner

Tracy Porteous, Ending Violence Association of BC

David O’Brien, Government of Prince Edward Island

Aruna Papp, Consultant

Clark Russell, Government of British Columbia

Katreena L. Scott, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

Deborah Sinclair, Consultant

Verona Singer, Coordinator HRP Victim Services

Rona Smith, Government of Prince Edward Island

Catherine Talbott, Provincial Office of Domestic Violence

Wendy Verhoek-Oftedahl, Government of Prince Edward Island

Lana Wells, University of Calgary

Lorraine Whalley, Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre

Research Assistants

Abir Al Jamal, Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration

Danielle Bader, University of Guelph

Jennifer Bon Bernard, University of Calgary

Keri Cheechoo, University of Ottawa

Randal David, Western University

Meghan Gosse, Dalhousie University

Nicole Jeffrey, University of Guelph

Olivia Peters, University of Manitoba

Julie Poon, University of Guelph

Katherine (Kay) Reif, Western University

Gurneet Saini, University of Guelph

Danielle Sutton, University of Guelph

Melissa Wuerch, University of Regina

Sarah Yercich, Simon Fraser University