Resilience and Victims of Violence: Understanding Strengths to Enhance Victim Assistance Training

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Contact Information

If you have any questions about this study, please contact:

​Dr. Benjamin Roebuck

Graduate Victimology Program

Algonquin College

(613) 727 4723 ext. 6328

​Dr. Holly Johnson

Department of Criminology

(613) 562-5800 ext. 1805


If you have questions regarding the ethical conduct of this study, please contact:

​Protocol Officer for Ethics in Research

University of Ottawa, Tabaret Hall

550 Cumberland Street, Room 154

Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5

tel.: (613) 562-5387 or

Algonquin College Research Ethics Board

Office of Applied Research and Innovation, Room A144

1385 Woodroffe Ave. Ottawa, ON; K2G 1V8

tel.: (613) 727-4723 x5213 or

Everyone’s experience of violence is unique.

We’d like to hear about yours.                                 En français

​Are you 18 years of age or older?

Have you been the victim of a violent crime or a family survivor of a homicide?

If you answered YES to these questions, and your case is NOT currently the subject of a criminal trial, we’re very interested in hearing from you. We invite you to participate in a new study that will help improve services to victim/survivors of violent crime.

We’re hoping to hear from as many victims/survivors as possible. You can participate by completing an online questionnaire.

This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada


Professional Bio

RoebuckDr. Benjamin Roebuck

Graduate Victimology Program

Algonquin College

Dr. Benjamin Roebuck is the Coordinator of the Graduate Victimology Program at Algonquin College. He holds a PhD in Criminology from the University of Ottawa, and has been conducting research on the area of youth homelessness in the City of Ottawa.

Professional Bio

JohnsonDr. Holly Johnson

Department of Criminology

University of Ottawa

Dr Holly Johnson's primary research interests focus on criminal justice and social responses to sexual violence, intimate partner violence and partner homicide, and on the methodological challenges to measuring the nature and prevalence of these experiences


We acknowledge the financial support of the Department of Justice Canada.