Date and Location
Wednesday October 18, 2017 to Thursday October 19, 2017
London, ON

Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Conference

October 18-19, 2017, London Convention Centre, London, ON


A conference for policy makers, mental health, justice and social service professionals involved in the prevention, assessment, management, and safety planning for domestic violence and domestic homicide, particularly those working with Indigenous, rural, remote, northern, immigrant and refugee populations, and children exposed to domestic violence.


  • Working with Indigenous; rural, remote & northern; immigrant & refugee populations; and children exposed to domestic violence
  • Emerging trends in Canadian domestic homicides
  • Domestic homicide reviews in Canada
  • Risk assessment (RA), risk management (RM) & safety planning (SP)


About the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations:


The Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP) is a five year project funded by the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to conduct research on domestic homicides in Canada; to identify protocols and strategies that will reduce risk; and to share this knowledge with the wider community.


The CDHPIVP focuses on four populations that experience increased vulnerability to domestic homicide:


  • Indigenous populations – the rate of domestic homicide is eight times higher for Indigenous women compared to non-Indigenous women in Canada.


  • Rural, remote and northern populations – the rate of domestic homicide in rural Canada is significantly higher than in urban areas. 


  • Immigrant and refugee populations – their experiences with language, cultural and other barriers make it more difficult to report domestic violence and to access services.


  • Children exposed to domestic violence – children and youth who were victims of family-related violence represent almost one third of all children and youth victims of violent crime.