Preventing Domestic Homicide Conference 2021


Conference 2021

Preventing domestic homicide: From research and lived experiences to practice

An online conference focusing on the learnings from the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations - a research project funded by the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council of Canada.

May 11- 14, 2021 – 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. EST daily

This conference features lessons learned from a 6-year national research project on domestic homicides with a focus on Indigenous, Immigrant and refugee; Rural, remote and northern populations; and Children exposed to domestic violence.  Presenters include project researchers and community partners. 


Topic per day to follow


Tuesday, May 11, 2021 
Making sense of domestic homicide data
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Barriers and Promising Practices in risk assessment, safety planning and risk management: Learning from front-line service providers
Thursday, May 13, 2021 
Learning from Missed Opportunities to Prevent Homicides: Listening to the voices of survivors and victims 
Friday, May 14, 2021 
Translating knowledge into practice – Selection of workshops (additional choices to be confirmed)  

Conference Features

  • French interpretation and closed captioning 
  • Virtual Healing Room supported by Elders, social workers and counsellors
  • A limited number of free registrations to members of the BIPOC community and domestic violence survivors



Registration opens soon!

A limited number of scholarships will be made available to those in the BIPOC community and domestic violence survivors. Details will be made available on the registration page.


Domestic violence survivors, research participants, social service providers, justice sector workers, health workers, community partners and collaborators, students, researchers, policy makers.


This project has been supported by more than 70 collaborators and partner organizations – many of whom will be making presentations during this conference. 

For a list of collaborators and partners:

Presenters also include Project Directors, Co-investigators and researchers.

Project Directors and Co-Investigators

Myrna Dawson, University of Guelph
Peter Jaffe, Western University
Diane Crocker, Saint Mary’s University
Myriam Dubé, Université du Québec à Montréal
Jordan Fairbairn, King's, Western University
Sepali Guruge, Ryerson University
Catherine Holtmann, Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research
Julie Kaye, University of Saskatchewan
Nicole Letourneau, RESOLVE Alberta
Pertice Moffitt, North Slave Research Centre/ Aurora Research Institute
Kendra Nixon, University of Manitoba
Cathy Richardson/Kinewesquao, Concordia University
Kate Rossiter, Simon Fraser University and Ending Violence Association of British Columbia
Katreena L. Scott, Western University