Supporting Survivors of the 60's Scoop Town Hall - Nanaimo
Do you have questions about the childhood abuse you experienced?
If you have questions about the childhood abuse you suffered, we can help. This information session primarily focuses on 60s Scoop Survivors and how the recent class action has impacted their rights going forward. We will also speak about what can be done for others who were not abused in the 60s Scoop but may have experienced abuse in other foster and/or adoptive homes, at school, church, on a sports team, or at other institutions elsewhere during their childhoods.
Are you aware of the options for survivors beyond the class action?
We are here to help you navigate the supports, resources and resolutions that you may need as an abuse survivor, and we can give you options on what comes next.
This is a hybrid event, please click here to access the Zoom link on the day of the event if you are attending virtually.
Simona has also been instrumental in changing important pieces of legislation including the removal of the limitation period in sexual abuse and assault cases. As well, she also assisted the government in amending legislation to allow survivors who are on ODSP to remain on ODSP even after receiving compensation from a judgment or settlement.
Simona’s expertise in the area has been recognized by her peers and she is listed in Best Lawyers and Lexpert. She has been honoured to receive the Distinguished Service Award by the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and the Zenith Lexpert award. Simona is sought after by media outlets to provide insight and commentary on sexual abuse and assaults in Canada and abroad. As well, she has lectured at universities and presented papers on sexual violence litigation at Canadian and international conferences.
Ivanna’s personal Injury practice is focused on representing survivors of sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, sexual harassment, revenge porn, invasions of privacy, and institutional abuse.
Ivanna is a compassionate, practical, relentless lawyer, and a fierce advocate. She hopes that in assisting survivors in seeking justice and closure, she can help them find their power again. When not practicing law, Ivanna enjoys travelling, canoeing, hiking with her German Shepperd, fantasy books, and exploring new foods.