Marianne Wilkinson

Councillor, Kanata North

CPO Speaker Series

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.  Come and 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 will be followed by some examples of local programming that are reaching out to prevent violence.

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Theresa Tam, Interim Chief Public Health Officer, presenting:Public Health in Canada 2016:  A Focus on Family Violence in Canada.”

Local respondent panel:

  • 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


Dr. Isra Levy, Medical Officer of Health, OPH

Welcoming Remarks:

Councillor Shad Qadri, Chair of the Board of both OPH and CPO

Friday, March 10, 2017 from 9:30 to 12:00 noon
Coffee at 9:30 a.m., program begins at 10:00 a.m.

City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West

Andrew Haydon Hall (Council Chambers)

R.S.V.P. to Crime Prevention Ottawa at or 613-580-2424 ext. 25393.

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