Federal Symposium Program

Victims and Survivors of Crime Week 2018 Federal Symposium

Draft Agenda
– subject to change –

May 28, 2018

Hilton Lac-Leamy
3 Casino Boulevard, Gatineau (Quebec)

Time Event Location


7:45 – 8:30




Foyer A


8:45 – 9:30


Official Launch and Opening Ceremony

Indigenous Welcoming Ceremony
Opening Remarks
Excellence in Victim Services Award Presentation
Moment of Reflection


Mozart Ballroom


9:30 – 10:30


Keynote Address:

Massey Whiteknife, President and CEO, ICEIS Group of Companies


Mozart Ballroom


10:30 – 10:50




Mozart Foyer





10:50 – 12:20


Concurrent Session #1

Independent Legal Advice for Survivors of Sexual Assault

Irene MacDonald, Senior Advisor, Victim Services, Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario
Dana Bowden, Manager of Special initiatives, Victim Services, Court Services Division, Nova Scotia Department of Justice
Sonya Notturno, Chénier and Notturno Barristers and Solicitors


Mozart Ballroom


Concurrent Session #2

"Sexually Exploited Women: creating a specialized cross-sector team" project: a partnership to serve victims.

Jenny Charest, General Director of CAVAC Montreal
Me Gianni Cuffaro, Assistant Chief Attorney, Criminal and Penal Prosecutions, Montreal
Karine Damphousse, dedicated sexual exploitation caseworker, CAVAC Montreal
Andrea Rittenhouse, dedicated sexual exploitation liaison officer, CAVAC Montreal




Concurrent Session #3

Responding to Gender Based Violence Among Immigrant, Refugee and Marginalized Communities





12:20 – 1:20


Networking Lunch


Mozart Ballroom





1:20 – 2:50


Concurrent Session #4

Supporting Families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls



Mozart Ballroom


Concurrent Session #5

Strong Organizational Partnerships : A Pillar of Victim Centred Care

Dr. Denise Preston
Commodore Geneviève Bernatchez
Brigadier-General David W. Lowthian




Concurrent Session #6

Building Resilience Through Healthy Self-Esteem

Kathy Tuccaro, Survivor, Victim Advocate and Author




2:50 – 3:10




Mozart Foyer


3:10 – 4:10


Closing Plenary Session

Engaging Men and Boys to End Violence Against Women

Stafford Perry, WiseGuyz
Humberto Carolo, White Ribbon Campaign
Brian Jackson, Moosehide


Mozart Ballroom


4:10 – 4:30


Closing Remarks


Mozart Ballroom

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