CPO Speaker Series


I would like to invite residents to join a special Crime Prevention Ottawa (CPO) speaker series entitled: A Focus on Family Violence in Canada.


The Chief Public Health Officer’s Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2016 focused for the first time ever on family violence.  The report, “Public Health in Canada 2016:  A Focus on Family Violence in Canada” outlines the important health consequences of all aspects of violence in the family including partner assault, child abuse and elder abuse.


Family violence is a sad reality that many of us face every day. I highly recommend that any interested residents come to learn more about this important data and be introduced to a new way of thinking, with a health lens, on this important safety issue.


To round out the dialogue, the keynote speaker, Dr. Theresa Tam, Interim Chief Public Health officer, will be followed by some examples of local programming that are reaching out to prevent violence. This local respondent panel includes:

  • Erin Leigh, Executive Director, Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women;
  • Denise Hébert, Manager of Healthy Babies and Healthy Children program, Ottawa Public Health (OPH)
  • Conny Menger, Regional Consultant Eastern Ontario, Elder Abuse Ontario


The event will take place at City Hall (Andrew Haydon Hall), 110 Laurier Ave W on Friday, March 10, 2017 from 9:30 to12:00 noon


To R.S.V.P., please contact Crime Prevention Ottawa at cpo@ottawa.ca or 613-580-2424 ext. 25393.


I look forward to seeing many of you there.