Safety Through Recovery: 
Addictions and Rehabilitation

Location Details
Virtual Conference

The Royal’s 2nd Conference on
Forensic and Correctional Mental Health  

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Forensic and correctional mental health care presents many challenges to clinical and security staff, patients, managers, policy makers, researchers and lawyers alike. The Royal’s 2nd Safety Through Recovery Conference will focus largely on practical aspects pertinent to the field, including management of violence, sexual offending, and addictions. Trauma in the workplace and vicarious trauma will also be explored. Person centered care and the patient voice as well as cultural aspects of working with Indigenous offenders​ will feature prominently over the two days. Additionally, there will also be a panel discussion with the audience on conditions of confinement to exchange ideas to limit the need for interventions such as clinical seclusion and segregation. The speaker lineup is a veritable who’s who of forensic and correctional mental health care in Canada.

Target Audience

Corrections, Forensic Mental Health Care Providers.

Featured Speakers

  • Dr. John Bradford, Professor Emeritis, Division of Forensic Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Dr. Michael Seto, Forensic Research Director, Royal Ottawa Health Care Group
  • Dr. Gary Chaimowitz, Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, Head of Service, Forensics, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Mountain Site
  • Dr. Alexander (Sandy) Simpson, Chief of Forensic Psychiatry, CAMH 
  • Dr. Nel Wieman, Acting Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) in British Columbia  
  • Margaret Trudeau, Mental Health Advocate
  • The Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Date and Time

Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 8:45 AM – 3:30 PM and
Friday, May 14, 2021 from 8:45 AM - 12:30 PM


Regular rate: $375
Student Rate: $200


Contact information

For information, please contact Robyn Sauret

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