A Focus on Family Violence in Canada

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. 

Review the event presentations to discover this important data, get introduced to a new way of thinking about this critical safety issue, and learn about the situation in Ottawa.

Keynote Speaker PowerPoint presentation:

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

Local respondent panel PowerPoint presentations:

  • 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 to12:00 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)

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