TORONTO – The Ontario government has appointed Sonya Jodoin as the new chair of the Office for Victims of Crime.

Sonya Jodoin is a respected leader, educator and advocate who has worked in victim services for over 20 years. She is currently the executive director for Victim Services of Leeds and Grenville.

She has taught at St. Lawrence College and is the developer of an introductory psychology course specific to adolescents that is taught globally. Jodoin is also responsible for the development of a certification course on human trafficking and abusive relationships.

Jodoin has been the chair of the Anti-Violence Coalition, the vice-chair of the Ontario Network of Victim Services Providers and the chair of the Human Trafficking Coalition of Leeds and Grenville.

Created in 1995, the Office for Victims of Crime is a provincial advisory agency that provides advice to the Attorney General of Ontario on victims’ issues, including provincial standards for victim services.