Category:Events

Victim Law book launch on March 29th in Ottawa

We are pleased to invite you to the launch of Professor Benjamin Perrin’s new book: Victim Law: The Law of Victims of Crime in Canada (Thomson Reuters, 2017). Benjamin Perrin is an Associate Professor in the Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia.

How victims of crime are treated by the justice system has emerged as a major societal issue, spurring legislative reforms, public inquiries, complaints against judges and public debate. Victim Law: The Law of Victims of Crime in Canada is an invaluable peer-reviewed resource for judges, Crown prosecutors, defence counsel, police, victim services professionals, policy-makers and scholars. In this timely book, one of the architects of the new federal Victims Bill of Rights Act examines the growing body of legislation and case law related to victims of crime throughout the criminal justice, corrections and youth criminal justice systems and under provincial and territorial laws. In addition to providing a comprehensive legal account of victim law, legislative and policy recommendations are made to enhance the responsiveness of the justice system to victims.

Date: Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
Time: 8:30 am registration; 9-10:30 am event
Venue: Cardus, 45 Rideau Street, 7th Floor, Ottawa, ON

This event is being sponsored by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute for Public Policy and hosted at the facilities of Cardus. It’s a free event but please register to attend by emailing info@macdonaldlaurier.ca.

For more details about Professor Perrin and the new book, click here.

Please feel free to share this event with anyone who would be interested in attending!

Launch of 1in6 Canada:The Nation’s Knowledge Centre for Male Sexual Trauma and Recovery

The Men’s Project is celebrating the launch of 1in6 Canada: The Nation’s Knowledge Centre for Male Sexual Trauma and Recovery, and are holding several events.

On Thursday March 21st, from 7-10 pm, come to the Official Reception at Galerie SAW Gallery, 67 Nicholas Street, Ottawa. Info and tickets ($50) can be ordered through The Men’s Project website.

On Friday March 22nd, at 10:00 am, come witness history-in-the-making at their Media Conference at the Sheraton Hotel, 150 Albert Street, in Ottawa. Coffee and conversation will follow.

On Saturday March 23rd and Sunday March 24th, men and their families are welcome to attend the first Men of Courage Community Conference on men’s mental health and well-being. Events include keynote speakers (including Frank O’Dea, founder of the Second Cup!), dedicated workshops (such as fathering, integrity, partners’ needs, and a dedicated stream for male survivors), films and discussion. Service providers are also welcome. Tickets are $50, and a number of scholarships seats are reserved for low income men. The registration package is attached.

The Men’s Project thanks their funders, sponsors, individual donors, the YMCA-YWCA, partner agencies, as well as many volunteers to make this national resource happen.

The Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime offers support, research and education to survivors and stakeholders.

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