National Advisory Committee to end violence against women with disabilities and Deaf women

The role of the DAWN-RAFH Canada National Advisory Committee will be to provide advice and recommendations to improve responses to violence against women with disabilities and Deaf Women The Committee will have a focus on improving Policy and Service responses with a specific focus on successful interventions, emerging best practice and the development of a national resource and referral service and a Pan Canadian response to the specific needs of women with disabilities and Deaf women.

The Committee brings together experts, advocates, researchers and includes representatives from the VAW, Justice and Victim’s Services sectors to exchange innovative ideas and the development of practical solutions to address the issues faced by women with disabilities and Deaf women.

Name                                                   Organization

Lise Martin—–Canadian Network of Shelters and Transition Houses

Gail Gallagher——-Native Women’s Association of Canada

Ann Decter——-YWCA Canada

Marie Clark-Walker——-Canadian Labour Congress

Roxanne Martel-Perron——-International Centre for the Prevention of Crime

Diane O’Reggio——-Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF)

Anurahda Dugal——-Canadian Women’s Foundation

Tracy Porteous——-EVA BC

Dr. Angela Colantonio——-CIHR Research Chair in Gender Work

Linda Silas——-President, Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions

Representative——-Canadian Chiefs of Police

Representative——-National Crime Prevention or Crime Prevention Ottawa /CODA

Representative——-Office for Disability Issues Policy Branch

Representative——-Status of Women Canada Policy Branch

Representative——-Public Safety/Department of Justice Policy Branch