“Culture as a Catalyst: Preventing the Criminalization of Indigenous Youth.”

From Crime Prevention Ottawa 


Culture and Indigenous Youth: A Pathway to Wellbeing, Speaker Series event and research paper release

Crime Prevention Ottawa is pleased to release the research paper, “Culture as a Catalyst: Preventing the Criminalization of Indigenous Youth.” The paper targets professionals who work with young Indigenous people. Author Dr. Melanie Bania explores:

  • Key strategies for supporting Indigenous youth
  • Ways to ensure cultural safety
  • Strength-based approaches
  • Trauma-informed supports
  • Benefits of culturally competent staff and programming

The research, available on our website at crimepreventionottawa.ca, will be discussed at our upcoming Speaker Series event. The event will be held in partnership with the City of Ottawa Aboriginal Working Committee.


Are you a service provider who works with Indigenous youth? Do you want to learn more about the role of culture in promoting the wellbeing of Indigenous youth? Find out how at our upcoming Speaker Series event.


When:  Tuesday, February 14th from 8:00 am to10:30 am

Coffee at 8:00 am, program starts at 8:30 am


City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West

Andrew Haydon Hall (Council Chambers)


Melanie Bania, Community Engagement Consultant

Marc Maracle, Co-Chair of the Aboriginal Working Committee and Executive Director, Gignul Non Profit Housing Corporation

Équan Liberté, Youth Justice Case Manager – Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health 

Lynda Brown, Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre



Michelle Mann-Rempel, Lawyer and consultant specialized in Indigenous criminal justice


To R.S.V.P.:

Contact Crime Prevention Ottawa at cpo@ottawa.ca or 613-580-2424 ext. 25393. Space is limited.


For more information about Crime Prevention Ottawa, please visit www.crimepreventionottawa.ca or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/crimepreventionottawa.


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