VEGA Acknowledgements

The VEGA Project Team expresses their deep appreciation to the collaborating organizations, consultants and reviewers for their many contributions to the development of VEGA’s online educational resources. VEGA owes its success to the time and efforts of many individuals without whom these resources would not have been possible.

The Team would also like to thank the Public Health Agency of Canada for their support of VEGA. In particular, members of the Family and Gender-Based Violence Prevention Unit, Mental Health and Wellbeing Division, Centre for Health Promotion, were extremely helpful throughout the Project.*

A. National Guidance and Implementation Committee (NGIC)

Co-Chairs
Howard Bergman
Karima Velji
Organizations and Members

Association of Faculties
of Medicine of Canada

Priya Gaba
Geneviève Moineau
Sarita Verma

Canadian Paediatrics
Society

Michelle Shouldice
Michelle Ward

Canadian Association of
Community Health Centres

Mary Ann Carmichael
Nadine Sookermany

Canadian Psychiatric
Association

Jadranka Bacic
Hélène Côté
Katie Hardy

Canadian Association
of Midwives

Alisha Nicole Apale
Amy McGee
Rebecca Wood

Canadian Psychological
Association

Karen Cohen
Kerry Mothersill
John Pearce

Canadian Association
of Schools of Nursing

Cynthia Baker
Margaret (Margot) McNamee
Leah Watts

Canadian Public
Health Association

Rachel MacLean
Greg Penney

Canadian Association
of Social Workers

Sally Guy
Margaret Kennedy

Child Welfare
League of Canada

Jake Ahern-Davy
Rachel Gouin
Gordon Phaneuf
Fiona Tomic
Steven Tremblay

Canadian Centre on
Substance Abuse

Rhowena Martin
Rita Notarandrea

College of Family
Physicians Canada

Amy Outschoorn
Eva Purkey
Robert Woollard

Canadian Dental
Association

Kevin Desjardins
Chiraz Guessaier

Mental Health
Commission
of Canada

Alexa Bol
Louise Bradley
Christopher Canning
Ed Mantler
Kam Tello

Canadian Dental
Hygienists Association

Victoria Leck
Donna Wells
Ann Wright

National Aboriginal
Council of Midwives

Darlene Birch
Carol Couchie

Canadian Indigenous
Nurses Association

Kevin Barlow
Lisa Bourque Bearskin
Erin Corston
Marilee Nowgesic
Arlene Wortsman

Royal College of
Physicians & Surgeons
of Canada

Glenn Barton
Kirk DesRosier
Danielle Fréchette

Canadian Medical
Association

Gail Beck
Shelley Ross

Society of Obstetricians
& Gynaecologists
of Canada

Jocelynn Cook
Kyla Kaminsky

Canadian Nurses
Association

Lisa Ashley
Aden Hamza
Megan Manning
Karey Shuhendler
Judy Waldman

Women's Shelters
Canada

Lise Martin
Jan Reimer
Heather Stewart

B. Evidence Review Groups

VEGA Project Lead, Co-lead and VEGA staff participated in all stages of the evidence review process.

Child
Maltreatment

Children’s Exposure
to Intimate
Partner Violence

Intimate
Partner
Violence

Chair

Jane Barlow

Members

Tracie Afifi 
John Fluke 
Frances Gardner 
Andrea Gonzalez               
Chris Mikton 
Phil Scribano 
Heather Taussig 
Lil Tonmyr 
Charlotte Waddell 
Chris Wekerle

Chair

Susan Jack

Members

Mariette Chartier 
Emma Howarth 
Kathy Georgiades 
Andrea Gonzalez 
Alessandra Guedes 
Anna Marie Pietrantonio

Chair

Marilyn Ford-Gilboe

Members

Paula Barata
Prabha Chandra
Siàn Oram
Claudia Garcia-Moreno
Kelsey Hegarty
Donna Stewart
Colleen Varcoe
Simone Vigod

C. Collaborating Organizations

Allset Inc.

McMaster Evidence Review
and Synthesis Team

Diana Sherifali
Donna Fitzpatrick-Lewis
Meghan Kenny
Mary Gauld
Muhammad Usman Ali

Child Advocacy and
Assessment Program

Angela McHolm
Anne Niec
Kathleen Nolan
Janine Owen
Anna Marie Pietrantonio
Debra Riggs

REFRAME Health Films Incorporated

Mike Heinrich
Tania Haas

Computer Services Unit,
McMaster University

Standardized Patient Program,
Centre for Simulation-Based
Learning, McMaster University

Tyler Brent
Luis Arrojo
Mariam Bekhet
John Benedetti
Liz Buchanan
Laura Ellis
Dorothy Kamphius
Ahmed Maklad

Lucid Pulp

Jennifer Harris

University of Bristol

Gene Feder
Natalia Lewis

Gaslight Films

Stitch Media

Sonya Suraci
Katie Barnes
Alex Leitch
Jeffrey Flores
Matt 'Bird' Loreto
Amika Cooper

GAMES Institute,
University of Waterloo

Steve Wilcox
Neil Randall
Agata Antkiewicz

Department of Psychiatry at
The Hospital for Sick Children

Mark Hanson

Laurier Translations

Claudette Saint-Paquette

University of British Columbia

Colleen Varcoe

MacGRADE Centre

Nancy Santesso and Team

University Health Network

Donna Stewart

McMaster Education
Research Innovation and
Theory (MERIT) Program

Jonathan Sherbino
Meredith Vanstone

World Health Organization

Claudia Garcia-Moreno
Berit Kieselbach 

D. Consultants and Contributors

Olabode Akintan
Carson Braun
Christian Braun
Alice Cavanagh
Delphine Collin-Vézina
James Dietrich
Elvin Drent
Lorraine Ferris
Cole Gillies
Susan Jack
Melissa Kimber
Anita Kothari
John Maher
Mahnoor Mapara
Annphin Mathew
Jen McGregor
Barb McQuarrie
Bertha Monrose
Beth Murray-Davis
Najibullah Naeemzadah
Stephanie Napoleone
Noella Noronha
Sarah O'Byrne
Oyinkansola Oyefeso
Alison Paprica
Jake Reddick
Caleb Sherbino
Joceyln Sherbino
Savanah Smith
Frank Stechey
Masako Tanaka
Diana Tikasz
Darina Vasek
Chris Wekerle
Jennifer Wesley

E. Content Reviewers

The following individuals reviewed one or more sections of the VEGA educational resources.  Their acknowledgement as reviewers does not imply endorsement of these materials. 

Kathee Andrews
Angela Arra
Denise Babin
Burke Baird
Shawn Bayes
Lauren Beals
Gail Beck
Hazel Berg
Dan Boudreau
Carol Brewis
Jennifer Bryan
Pier Bryden
Stephanie Carlson
Laurel Chauvin-Kimoff
Sarah Cino
Vicki Coy  
Stephanie Dallaire
Michael De Bellis
Cathy Duchesne
Sabrina Dzafovic
Sheila Early
Mark Fefergrad
Linda Ferguson
David Freedman
Patricia Gabriel
Stephanie George
Selena Gong
Rachael Green
Sophie Grigoriadis
Alexandra Hammill
Colin Harris
Janice Harvey
Keith Hay
Clover Hemans
Gary Hnatko
Sherry Hole-Stewart
Rachel Hollingshead
Bev Johnson
Flora Jung
Anifa Kalay
Hannah Kearney
Brooks Keeshin
Treena Klassen
Noor Ladhani
Jinessa Lane
Sylvie Lapointe
Marcus Law
Karen Lawford
Karine Levesque
Ellen Lipman
Avery Longmore
Jennifer MacPherson
Kelly G. MacWilliams
Danya Malhotra
Morag McLean
Catherine-Ann Miller
Michelle Moloney
Baijayanta Mukhopadhyay
Christie Newton
Carl Nohr
Samantha Nordlund
Amy Ornstein
Harish Parikh
Charissa Patricelli
Mark Petter
Terry Pezzot-Pearce
Kiran Pure
Maurianne Reade
Alexandra Reda
Jenny Redpath
Margo Rivera
Kari Sampsel
Catherine Savoie
Firrhaana Sayanvala
Katreena Scott
Sang Ik Song
Adam Steacie
Heather Taussig
Lil Tonmyr
Kate Towler
Diane Townsend
Karla Wentzel
Sandra Westcott
Celina White
Rhiannon Wong
Pamela Woodman

*The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of our funder, the Public Health Agency of Canada.