Media advisory - Cornwall Public Inquiry Phase 2 workshop series: Workshop to examine issue of Ontario ombudsman for survivors of sexual violence

    CORNWALL, ON, March 3 /CNW Telbec/ - Moving forward on its agenda to
create ways to foster healing and reconciliation in the Cornwall community,
the Cornwall Public Inquiry, with assistance from its Advisory Panel, has
scheduled a workshop on the issue of an ombudsman for survivors of sexual
violence. The workshop, to be held on March 5, is the latest in an on-going
series of Phase 2 workshops being offered to the public in the Cornwall area.
    The workshop will provide an opportunity for the public to hear
presentations by several qualified panelists including Steve Sullivan, the
federal ombudsman for victims of crime. He will be joined by two other
panelists: David Bennett, a lawyer and mediator and Rick Goodman, of The Men's
Project, a counselling agency that specializes in healing programs for men who
have experienced sexual or physical abuse as children. The Men's Project is a
party with Phase 2 standing at the Inquiry.
    The paper, which Mr. Bennett and David Lizoain were commissioned to write
as part of Phase 2-party research, can be found on the Cornwall Public
Inquiry's website at
    Facilitators for the session are two members of the Inquiry's Advisory
Panel: Ben Hoffman and Mike Church.

                               Workshop Details

                  Date:        March 5, 2008
                  Time:        Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
                               Presentation begins at 7 p.m.
                  Location:    Best Western Parkway Inn
                               1515 promenade Vincent Massey, Cornwall, ON

    The workshop is open to all but to ensure there is adequate space and
refreshments, those interested in attending are asked to contact Lori Loseth
by phone at (613) 938-7102 or by e-mail at

For further information:

For further information: Joan Weinman, (613) 294-5679

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