Supporters are remarkable community leaders who lend their name in support of CoSA-Ottawa as well as provide advice and resources, when available.Sheila Arthurs Criminologist; retired Andrejs Berzins Former Crown Attorney for the Judicial District of Ottawa, Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario Lorraine Berzins
Former Community Chair of Justice, Church Council on Justice and Corrections Charles Bordeleau
Police Chief, Ottawa Police Services John Braithwaite Past President and Board Member, Canadian Criminal Justice Association Christopher Carr Former Director General, Correctional Service of Canada, Chaplaincy Jo Cassie Former Member Citizens Advisory Committee, Ottawa Parole Office Nils Christie
Norwegian Sociologist & Criminologist (deceased) Pat Connolly Former Co-Director, The Well/La Source for Women David Daubney Chair, Penal Reform International; Formerly General Counsel, Justice Canada Paul Dewar Former Member of Parliament, NDP Aaron Doyle Professor Criminology, Carleton University John Edwards Former Commissioner, Correctional Service of Canada; Former President, John Howard Society of Ottawa Philip Firestone Psychologist James Foord Defense Lawyer Rick Goodwin Clinical Director, Men and Healing Susan Haines Executive Director, National Associations Active in Criminal Justice; Former CoSA volunteer Diane Holmes Former Ottawa City Councillor, Somerset Ward Ed Keeley Deputy Chief, Ottawa Police Service Jan Looman
Psychologist, Providence Care Mental Health Services Patricia Love Former Probation and Parole Officer; Founding member of CoSA-Ottawa Kimberly Mann Executive Director, Collaborative Justice Program; Co-Chair, Ottawa Restorative Justice Network Liam Marshall
Research Psychologist, Penetanguishene Janet McInnes Former Director, The Well/La Source Fraser McVie Former Director General, Security, Correctional Service of Canada Ronald Melchers Professor of Criminlogy, University of Ottawa James Murphy
Former Manager, Community Relations, Correctional Service of Canada Lisa Murphy Forensic Psychometrist, Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre Ana Paquete Former Area Director, District Director, Northeast Ontario & Nunavut Parole, Correctional Service of Canada Monica Patten Interim Director, Resources for Mission, Anglican Church of Canada and former CEO, Community Foundation of Canada David Pepper Former Director of Community Development and Corporate Communications, Ottawa Police Service Justin Piché Associate Professor of Criminology, University of Ottawa Sharon Rosenfeldt
Founder and President, Victims of Violence James Scott United Church Minister, Community Mediator Geris Serran Psychologist, Frontenac Institution, Correctional Service of Canada Jill Skinner Deputy Chief, Ottawa Police Service David Snoddy Director, Community Development, Ottawa Police Service Don Wadel Former Executive Director, John Howard Society of Ottawa Irvin Waller Professor of Criminology, University of Ottawa; President, International Organization for Victim Assistance and Violence Prevention Donna Watson-Elliot Manager, Victim Crisis Unit, Ottawa Police Service Pamela M. Yates President, Cabot Consulting and Research Services
If you are interested in becoming a Supporter or would like to recommend someone, please contact the Program Coordinator, Susan Love.
It is with great sadness that Nils Christie passed away on May 27, 2015. Mr Christie was a friend and Supporter of CoSA Ottawa. A few of us were blessed to dine with him after he spoke at a Restorative Justice event in Ottawa in 2011. He was a delightful and inspiring man! He will be sorely missed.