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International Days for Elimination of Violence against Women Panel and Discussion, CAMH

Toronto, Ontario
December 6, 2012

1:30-3:30 p.m
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) 1001 Queen Street, Community Building, Training Rooms A and B

The Health Equity Office and Human Resources in collaboration with Volunteer Resources, Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario, Professional Practice Office and the Education Office is hosting an educational International Days for Elimination of Violence against Women event in a panel and discussion format.

Audience: All CAMH Employees and Community Members
This FREE half day forum will bring together addiction and mental health service providers and allied professionals to:

  • Identify the risk and protective factors regarding violence and discrimination against women
  • Discuss the link between discrimination, violence against women and access to health care services
  • Discuss trauma informed care for women from an empowerment perspective


  • Renee Linklater, Manager, Aboriginal Community Engagement Provincial System Support Program, Opening Remarks
  • Jennifer Chambers, Empowerment Council, Coordinator, Bill of Client Rights and Trauma Informed policy from clients’ perspectives
  • Annette Bailey, Assistant Professor, Ryerson University, School of Nursing, Resilience on Trial, The Impact of Gun Violence Loss on Black Women
  • Samanthika Ekanayake, Former Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Social Aetiology of Mental Illness (SAMI) Training Program, Health Systems and Health Equity Research Group CAMH, Qualitative cross sectional study of the perceived causes of depression in South Asian origin women in Toronto BMJ Open, 2012
  • Kate Dickson, Elder, Traditional Teacher and Academic Researcher - Indigenous Restorative Justice, Women and Leadership, Rights of Children and At-Risk Youth

All are welcome; due to space limitations, RSVP is required for this event.  The deadline to RSVP is Wednesday, December 5, 2012. 

To register, visit

For more information about this event, please contact Lorrie Simunovic at (416) 535-8501 x2693 or