Who We Are


RESOLVE is one of five research centres on family violence and violence against women that the federal government established in 1992, following the 1989 murder of 14 women at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, QC. The five centres have formed an alliance and undertaken national studies. Our initial focus was on the victimization of girls and women but overtime our agenda has broadened in response to our growing understanding of violence in our society, without losing sight of the heightened risks faced by girls and women.

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Dr. Nicole Letourneau


(May 2012 - Present)

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Andrea Deane

Program Manager

(June 2013 - Present)

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Peggy Holmes

Research Administrator

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Keira Poelzer

Research Assistant

(January 2019 - Present)

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Carrie Pohl

Project Director

(December 2020 - Present)

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Olivia Giacobbo

Research Assistant

(February 2020 - Present)

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Susanne Marshall

Research Assistant

(February 2020 - Present)

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Jason Novick

Project Coordinator of Examining the Nature and Context if IPV in the 2SLGBTQ+ Community research project

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Get Involved

There are many ways for individuals, groups and social agencies to get involved, contact us if you:

  • Are interested in one of the research areas or a new field of study involving violence and abuse;
  • Have identified a research need and would like to develop a project in collaboration with us;
  • Would like to receive news about seminars, conferences, and public addresses we will be sponsoring;
  • Would like RESOLVE publications and research reports and
  • Would like to volunteer at RESOLVE.