Selected Presentations & Trainings


  • Guest Lecturer: Violence against Women and Family Law, University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, Windsor
  • Keynote Speaker: When Shared Parenting and the Safety of Women and Children Collide, Lennox and Addington Domestic Violence Coordinating Committee Annual Conference, Belleville
  • Workshop Presenter: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: Family Violence Screening Tools for Family Law Practitioners, Canadian Domestic Violence Conference, Halifax
  • Presenter: Recordkeeping, Confidentiality and Violence Against Women, Aboriginal Shelters of Ontario, Toronto
  • Keynote Speaker: Speaking Up, Speaking Out, Staying Safe, Young Women’s Empowerment Conference, Malvern Collegiate Institute, Toronto
  • Co-presenter with Rachael MacLean: Family Court and Beyond, National Shelter Conference, Ottawa
  • Presenter: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: Family Violence Screening Tools for Family Law Practitioners, National Family Law Program, Vancouver
  • Panelist: Summing Up Domestic Violence Screening, Ontario Bar Association, Bread and Butter Issues for Family Law Lawyers, Toronto (also webcast)
  • Speaker: Family Violence, Screening and Family Mediation, Ontario Association for Family Mediators Annual Conference, Toronto
  • Speaker: Family court challenges and strategies for family violence survivors, Leeds and Grenville Domestic Violence Awareness Training, Spencerville
  • Speaker: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: the importance of family violence screening tools for family law practitioners, Law Society of Ontario, Six-Minute Family Law Lawyer, Toronto (also webcast)



  • Keynote speaker: Sexual Assault: Be Part of the Solution, From Ghomeshi to Ururyar: Sexual assault as seen through two criminal cases, Fort Frances
  • Speaker: Monument to Survivors of Sexual Violence Commemoration, Eganville
  • Keynote speaker: Take Back the Night, Petawawa and Eganville
  • Keynote speaker: Power of our voices, AGM, Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County
  • Performer: Anybody can be pussy riot, Storefront Festival, Kingston, Ontario
  • Keynote speaker: Reflections on moving forward from the murders of women, Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County, Pembroke
  • Panelist: Domestic violence, Law Society of Upper Canada Family Law Summit, Toronto
  • Keynote speaker: When Shared Parenting and the Safety of Women and Children Collide, WomanAct Annual Conference, Toronto



  • Keynote speaker: Opening of New Space, Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County
  • Submission: Family Justice Consultation, Ministry of the Attorney General
  • Presenter: Providing family court support to survivors of domestic violence, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Annual Conference: Navigating the waters of Shared Parenting: Guidance from the Harbor, Toronto
  • Panelist: Supporting victims of domestic violence from collectivist communities, Conference for Domestic Violence Crown Attorneys and V/WAP leads (Ontario)



  • Keynote speaker: December 6 Vigil, Lindsay
  • Keynote speaker: Take Back the Night, Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County
  • Lecturer: In whose best interests? A feminist examination of Ontario family law, Guelph
  • Keynote speaker: Violence against women and family law: A gender analysis, Spotlighting Peel Family Mediation Services Community Conference
  • Paper presentation: Context Is Everything, Balancing cultural rights and gender protection: Applying international standards to changes to Ontario’s Arbitration Act, the NS case and the citizenship oath, Women, the Charter and CEDAW in the 21st Century, Queen’s University, Kingston


  • Keynote speaker: December 6: Ending Violence Against Women: A Report Card, Women’s College Hospital, Toronto
  • Speaker: American Bar Association, Annual General Meeting, Human Rights, Domestic and Sexual Violence: A Cross-Border Perspective
  • Lecturer: Not in the best interests of women and children: Making women’s reality invisible through the custody and access provisions of the Divorce Act, Feminist Speaker Series, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University, Kingston


  • Keynote speaker: Challenges with family court for women leaving abusive partners, Hamilton Family Court Conference
  • Speaker: Perspectives on procedural reform in family law matters, Warren Winkler Lecture on Civil Justice Reform, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa
  • Speaker: Communicating risk to family court and family court related services, Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children Threat Assessment Conference, London
  • Keynote speaker and full-day co-presenter with Dr. Linda Baker: Violence against women, separation and children: A volatile mix, 2010 Northern Child Abuse Conference, Sault Ste. Marie
  • Keynote speaker: CEDAW, family law and women’s equality, Lahey Feminist Speaker Series, University of Windsor, Faculty of Law


  • Lecturer: Mothers on trial, Remember Resist: 20th Anniversary Memorial for the Montreal Massacre, Vancouver
  • Panelist: Pros and cons of mediation and arbitration in family law, Third Annual Warren Winkler Lecture on Civil Justice Reform, University of Ottawa
  • Presenter with Dr. D.L. Iffla: The vengeful cunt asked for it: Constructions of women as evil in our analysis of rape, Evil, Women and the Feminine Interdisciplinary Conference, Budapest, Hungary


  • Keynote speaker: Ending rape, Wall of Silence Conference: A National Symposium to End Sexual Violence in University and College Communities, Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo
  • Keynote speaker: Inventing a future of peace, Inter Pares Annual General Meeting, Ottawa