These events are a part of the Criminal Justice System Reform Program of Humane Canada™

About the 2021 Ottawa Violence Link Workshop

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2021 Ottawa Violence Link Workshop on November 12, 2021. A special thank you to the Ottawa Community Foundation, event speakers, and attendees who all made the event possible. The next Violence Link Workshop will take place in the fall of 2022. If you would like to receive updates on these workshops, please add your name here. You can also learn more about our work with the Canadian Violence Link Coalition here.

Attendance Qualifications

The Ottawa Violence Link Workshop is a professional event for criminal justice system stakeholders based in the Ottawa region whose work intersects or potentially intersects with the Violence Link.

Thanks to a generous grant provided by the Ottawa Community Foundation, registrations are complimentary but limited to 50. To qualify to attend you must:

  • Work in the Ottawa region
  • Attend both days of the main Canadian Violence Link Conference (Nov 4-5, 2021)
  • Be a professional whose work intersects or potentially intersects with the Violence Link.
    This can include professionals from the following sectors (please note this list is not exhaustive):

Social workers

Victim services

Law enforcement

Animal cruelty enforcement personnel

The judiciary

Anti-violence advocates

The gender-based violence sector

Law and policy makers

The prosecutorial community


Animal welfare advocates

Policy experts

Veterinarians and RVTs


Eldercare agencies

Correctional services

Child advocacy groups

Representatives from/for underrepresented groups such as Indigenous Peoples, LGBTQ2S+ and rural communities etc.



Hannah Brown
Hannah Brown
Humane Canada™
Manager, Criminal Justice System Reform Program

Donna Watson-Elliott, M.Ed. R.S.W
Donna Watson-Elliott, M.Ed. R.S.W
Ottawa Police Service, Victim Support Unit

Dr. Michelle Lem
Dr. Michelle Lem
Community Veterinary Outreach

Sophie Neumann
Sophie Neumann
Community Veterinary Outreach
Project Developer

Det. Mark Horton
Det. Mark Horton
Ottawa Police Service
Threat Specialist

Valentina Cardona
Valentina Cardona
Interval House of Ottawa
Women’s Counsellor

Ottawa Violence Link Workshop Schedule

This event takes place in Eastern Standard Time
Click on a session to learn more

Friday, November 12, 2021
1:15 PM - 1:30 PM
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
2:45 PM - 3:20 PM
3:20 PM - 3:30 PM
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

About the Ottawa Community Foundation 

The Ottawa Community Foundation is a public, non-profit organization created by and for the people of Ottawa. It connects donors who care with causes that matter and serves as a trusted resource for addressing issues and leveraging opportunities in the community. It attracts and manages a growing endowment, the invested earnings of which provide grants to charitable organizations.

The Foundation’s role is as neutral broker in support of all charitable causes that contribute to the community’s quality of life. With a growing profile, the Ottawa Community Foundation has built an enviable reputation for astute financial management, high-quality donor services, strategic grantmaking and innovative partnerships. For more information, visit

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