Jill retired in 2018 after spending over 30 years working in the nonprofit sector of developmental services in Ottawa. She is familiar with the importance of liaising with community partners, funders, Board Governance, developing budgets, and maintaining accountability.
In January 2005, Jill’s son was killed while out celebrating his 22nd birthday. The following 12 years would see Jill and her family spend enormous amounts of time in and out of court during a lengthy preliminary hearing, trial, and appeals. It was a long and exhausting experience. Putting her pain to purpose, Jill has volunteered for several committees to ensure victims and survivors voices are heard. She was a member of the Victims Advisory Committee to Ontario and Nunavut Region for two years, where she engaged with Federal Corrections and Parole officials, advocating for enhanced victim services and rights through active participation and discussions. Jill has also participated in activities with the Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime in the past.