Conference Program

Preliminary Agenda

Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Conference - October 18-19, 2017, London Convention Centre, London, Ontario, Canada.

View the full Agenda with Presenters, Workshops and Abstracts in this PDF.

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)

The conference will offer:

  • 4 plenary sessions;
  • 60 workshops
  • Innovation Showcase
  • Poster session
  • Book Store
  • A Healing Room will be available at the conference for those people who may need solace, or quiet, or a private space.  We are sensitive to the possibility that the topics may "trigger" a response from people who have experienced intimate partner violence (IPV) or have been witness to IPV.  The room will be staffed by our guiding elder Myrna Kicknosway and counsellors from Family Services Thames Valley.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

8:30 - 10:30

Traditional Opening Ceremonies by Myrna Kicknosway

Welcome by Peter Jaffe and Myrna Dawson

Morning Plenary: Domestic Homicides- Voices of Survivors  by Mariann Rich, Terri Brown, Maha El-Birani, Marie-Paule McInnis

10:30 - 11:00 Break and Innovation Showcase
11:00 - 12:00 Workshops (choice of 10 workshops - 2 per stream)
  Indigenous populations Immigrant and refugee populations Rural remote and northern populations Children exposed to violence Risk Assessment, Risk Management & Safety Planning
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch including performance by the Amabile Youth Singers
1:00 - 2:00 Workshops (choice of 10 workshops – 2 per stream)
  Indigenous populations Immigrant and refugee populations Rural remote and northern populations Children exposed to violence Risk Assessment, Risk Management & Safety Planning
2:00 – 2:15 Afternoon Break
2:15 – 3:15 Workshops (choice of 10 workshops – 2 per stream)
  Indigenous populations Immigrant and refugee populations Rural remote and northern populations Children exposed to violence Risk Assessment, Risk Management & Safety Planning
3:15 – 4:45 Afternoon PlenarySafety planning with vulnerable populations
Jackie Campbell, Deborah Doherty, Sepali Guruge, Dawn Lavell-Harvard, Linda Baker
4:45 – 6:00 Poster Session and Cocktails

Thursday, October 19, 2017

8:30 - 10:00 Morning Plenary – Risk Assessment and Management with vulnerable populations
Zoe Hilton, Randy Kropp, Josie Nepinak, Mohammed Baobaid, Justice Donna Martinson, Crystal Giesbrecht
10:00 – 10:30 Break and Innovation Showcase
10:30  - 11:30 Workshops (choice of 10 workshops – 2 per stream)
  Indigenous populations Immigrant and refugee populations Rural remote and northern populations Children exposed to violence Risk Assessment, Risk Management & Safety Planning
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 1:30 Workshops (choice of 10 workshops – 2 per stream)
  Indigenous populations Immigrant and refugee populations Rural remote and northern populations Children exposed to violence Risk Assessment, Risk Management & Safety planning
1:30 – 1:45 Afternoon Break
1:45 – 2:45 Workshops (choice of 10 workshops – 2 per stream)
  Indigenous populations Immigrant and refugee populations Rural remote and northern populations Children exposed to violence Risk Assessment, Risk Management & Safety planning
2:45 – 4:15 Closing Plenary - Domestic Homicide Reviews – What have we learned?
Neil Websdale, Claudette Dumont-Smith, Tracy Porteous, Jo-Anne Dusel, Peter Jaffe