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Public Proceedings

Webcast Roundtables: IBV, GBV and Family Violence, and Police and Institutional Understanding and Responses to Sexual Violence and Other Forms of Gender-Based Violence

July 20, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Primary site location:

Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
1919 Upper Water St
Halifax, Nova Scotia

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To listen to live audio from the proceedings, call 1-877-385-4099 (toll-free) and enter code 1742076, followed by the # sign.



  • Roundtable 1: IPV, GBV and Family Violence: Police and institutional understanding and responses to intimate partner violence and family violence
    • Dr. Carmen Gill: Professor, University of New Brunswick
    • Dr. Lori Chambers: Professor, Lakehead University
    • Dr. Patrina Duhaney: Assistant Professor, University of Calgary
    • Dr. Nancy Ross: Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University
  • Roundtable 2: Police and institutional understanding and responses to sexual violence and other forms of gender-based violence
    • Ms. Emilie Coyle: Executive Director, Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies
    • Ms. Lana MacLean: Clinical Social Worker, Co-Creator of Impact of Race and Cultural Impact Assessment
    • Ms. Sunny Marriner: National Project Leader for the Improving Institutional Accountability Project
    • Ms. Deepa Mattoo: Executive Director, Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic
    • Dr. Pamela Palmater: Professor and Chair in Indigenous Governance, Toronto Metropolitan University
    • Professor Isabel Grant: Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia

Visit the Roundtables webpage to learn more about the core themes of the roundtables and the members participating.


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  • All timing, agendas, format and schedules are subject to change and will be updated here as required.


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