Wendy Leaver

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  • Occupation:

    Detective & Co Founder Special Victims Unit, Toronto Police Service (retired).

  • Springboard:

    Member of the Program Committee.

Ms. Leaver joined the Toronto Police Service in 1975 and a Detective with the Sex Crime Unit since 1991. She is broadly recognized as an expert in advancing evidence informed services and programs for victims of sexual assault of women and children including the development of courses and training in these highly specialized areas. Ms. Leaver’s work and leadership with the Women’s Initiatives Committee of the Rotary Club of Toronto helped support Covenant House’s startup of a transitional home for girls and young women wanting to exit the sex trade.

Ms. Leaver has a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree from Marianoplis College and a Certificate in Social Work from Ryerson University.