Jim Shea Award

The Jim Shea Memorial Award for
Outstanding Service

Call for Nominations

Submission Deadline: Friday, April 12, 2019 before 5:00pm

Jim Shea spent much of his social work career developing and delivering services for youth who sexually offend and for those affected by them. He was the founding Director of the Peel Collaborative Child and Adolescent Sexual Abuse Treatment Program, where he worked until his death in the summer of 2005.

Jim was widely recognized for having cultivated and nurtured a team of professionals who provided outstanding service to Peel Region, and have gone on to populate many of the agencies and organization engaged in this work throughout Southern Ontario.

This award is made once a year to someone who has made a significant contribution to the development and provision of services to youth who have sexually offended. Recipients are those who, like Jim, have contributed to our development and collaboration as a service community, have encouraged and supported workers, especially those just entering into this field of practice, and who have engaged in practice that is respectful, collaborative and effective.


Barbara Rodgers

Director of the SAFE-T Program


Dr. James Worling

Clinical Psychologist and Researcher


Rick Owens & Arlene Sager

For their work with Griffin Centre’s SORNAT Program


Heather Barbour

For use of creative therapeutic interventions, Halton Trauma Centre


Dr. Tracy Curwen

Professor of Psychology at Nipissing University


Karen Holladay

Clinical Therapist, SAFE-T Program


Anita Diebel

Counselling, Consulting and Training via Help Now in Wellington County


Dr. Siegi Schuler

Clinical Director at the Halton Trauma Centre


Janice Taylor

Family Therapist, SAFE-T Program


Youth Connections

St. Catharines Team


Jean Gauthier

MCYS Youth Justice


Dr. Carl Bradley

Peel Children’s Centre


Nancy Falls

Radius Child & Youth Services

Each year the Continuum Committee invites you to
nominate someone who meets the following criteria:

  • Nominees should have been involved in working for significant period of time with youth who sexually offend, their families and those affected by their offending behaviour.
  • Their practice should have had an impact on the youth and/or service providers in Ontario.
  • Their contribution to this field of practice, in whichever role they occupy, should be remarkable for its longevity, impact, novelty or scope.
  • They have practiced in a way that has fostered appropriate attention to the issues and an appropriate regard for the youth who we collectively serve.
  • They have yet to receive recognition for their efforts that is clearly deserved.