Violence Against Women & Traumatic Brain Injury

Violence Against Women and Traumatic Brain Injury Flyer image - click for textThis Forum will present emerging research on and promising practices for supporting self-identified women who have experienced intimate partner violence and/or sexual violence related traumatic brain injury.

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Time: 8:00am to 4:30pm
Location: Novotel, 45 The Esplanade, Toronto, ON M5E 1W2

Registration: $100.00

Registration fee includes breakfast, lunch and nutritional breaks.

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be available for the Forum, upon advance request. Please note a request for ASL interpretation in your registration form or email us at

Accomodation: Guests can call Novotel hotel at 416-367-8900 refer to block ID 1705206 or Western University Block March 6-7, 2018. Rate: $189/night + taxes.
For more information, please contact Barb Potter at  or 519-661-2111 x87486

Learning Objectives:

Participants in this knowledge exchange will be better able to:

  • Identify the neurophysiological and behavioural elements of IPV and SV related TBI
  • Recognize the challenges TBI creates for women navigating services and daily activities
  • Describe the relationship between TBI and the stress of violent experiences
  • Understand how intersecting oppressions impact IPV and SV related TBI
  • Describe barriers to recognizing and responding to IPV and SV related TBI
  • Identify promising strategies for recognizing and supporting women experiencing IPV and SV related TBI


  • Halina (Lin) Haag
    PhD Candidate, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Vijaya Kantipuly
    Concussion Support Group Facilitator, Ontario Brain Injury Association
  • Nneka MacGregor
    Executive Director, Women's Centre for Social Justice (WomenatthecentrE)
  • Dr. Flora Matheson
    Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute and Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
  • Dr. Akosoa McFadgion
    Director, Howard University Interpersonal Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention
  • Jeannie Quinn
    Chair, Kingston Anti-Violence Advisory Council (KAVAC)
  • Deirdre Reddick
    Co-Chair, Kingston Anti-Violence Advisory Council (KAVAC)
  • Dr. JoLee Sasakamoose
    Associate Professor, University of Regina
  • Dr. Eve Valera
    Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School and Research Scientist, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Laureen (Blu) Waters
    Elder, Peel Aboriginal Network
  • Ruth Wilcock
    Executive Director, Ontario Brain Injury Association