Conference Plenaries


French interpretation will be provided at all Plenary sessions

June 10, 2020

Trauma Informed – An Imperative

From the Ashes: Tracing a Lifetime of Historic and Personal Trauma and Finding Home

Jesse Thistle, PhD Candidate
Assistant Professor, Author, Vanier & Trudeau Scholar

Becoming Trauma Informed - Principles to Action 2012-2020

Nancy Poole, PhD
Director, Centre of Excellence for Women's Health, Hosted by BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre, Prevention Lead, CanFASD Research Network

Nothing About Us Without Us: Assessing Trauma-Informed Practice From Survivor Perspectives 

Lisa Goodman, PhD
Professor, Department of Counselling & Developmental Psychology, Lynch School of Education & Human Development, Boston College

Gender, Sexuality & Trauma

Beyond the Sex & Gender Binaries: Trauma, Recovery, Empowerment and Resilience in Our Practice

Daniel Pugh, BSW, MSW, RSW
Daniel Pugh Psychotherapy & Social Consulting & Sherbourne Health

Understanding and Addressing Issues of Gender Identity and Sexuality when working with Trauma Survivors

Jillian R. Scheer, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, Yale University School of Public Health

Trauma-Informed Practice Within An Anti-Oppression Framework

Anti-oppression Psychotherapy: Decolonizing trauma-informed practice 

Roberta K. Timothy, PhD, RP
Assistant Professor, Social and Behavioural Health Science, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Trauma informed practice: Disrupting, Erasing or Perpetuating Colonial Trauma and Violence

Diane Smylie
Provincial Director, Ontario Indigenous Safety Program, SOAHAC
Leila Monib
Provincial Lead, Education and Systems, Regional Lead, GTA, SOAHAC
The importance of an anti-oppression framework in 2SLGBTQ+ youth focused work

Fae Johnstone
Consultant, Educator & Community Organizer Wisdom2action
Lisa Lachance
President, Wisdom2Action Limited

June 11, 2020

Intergenerational Trauma

Understanding the impact and pathways of intergenerational trauma and resilience on the mental health and wellness of First Nations peoples in Canada

Robyn McQuaid, PhD
Adjunct Research Professor & Scientist, University of Ottawa Institute Health Research

Beyond Risk: Intergenerational love, resistance and resurgence

Natalie Clark, M.S.W., PhD
Associate Professor, Thompson Rivers University

Disability, Violence & Trauma

Disability and Trauma: Deconstructing Ableism in Trauma Support

Kaley Roosen, PhD C.Psych. (Supervised Practice)
Toronto Psychology Clinic
No Wheelchair Access: Subjectivity, Exclusionary Practice and the Wound of Internalized Ableism Jeffrey Preston
Assistant Professor, Disability Studies, King’s University College, Western University

Children & Youth Experiences of Trauma

Removal from family doesn’t equal safety (title to be confirmed)   

Olson Crow
Community Organizer & Activist 

Research findings on the poly-victimization of children & youth referred for services in Ontario

Shannon Stewart, PhD
Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Training & Registered Psychologist, Western University

The repercussions of developmental trauma for parents and their offspring: facts and promises

Nicolas Berthelot, PhD
Professor, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières


Finding Your Way to Resilience

Jean-Paul Bedard
Author, Athlete, and Advocate