We hope all our members near (and far!) have been enjoying the fantastic line-up of speakers we've been able to present in 2023. And we're not done!

See below and on our Upcoming Events page for our powerhouse presenters over the next several months.

These Zoom meetings are a Members Only event.

Why not take this moment to renew your membership?

For your $25 fee, you will enjoy all the Chapter benefits and be supporting the Toronto Chapter in promoting the ongoing advancement, recognition, and professional development of Canadian women crime writers. This will cover you for the entire year of 2024, whether the meetings are Zoom or in-person! Plus you will get discounted admission to our in-person events.

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Thursday, January 18, 2024

The Honourable Justice David McCrae Porter

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We are very excited to have Justice Porter speak at our Sisters in Crime monthly meeting. He will be speaking about the Canadian justice system.

Drawing on expert knowledge gained from a long and distinguished career, Justice Porter will take us through the Canadian criminal justice process from arrest to trial, and explain the many ways in which our system differes from that of the US.

Justice Porter graduated from Queen's University with the Gold Medal in History in 1976, obtained an M.A. in Intellectual History from the University of Sussex in 1977, and an LLB from the University of Toronto in 1981. He was called to the bar in Ontario in 1983. From 1983 until his judicial appointment in 2019 he practiced as a defence lawyer defending criminal cases, and defending and prosecuting health care professionals in discipline proceedings before their respective regualtory bodies.

Justice Porter was selected to be a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2015. He taught trial advocacy to law students at the University of Toronto from 1996 to 1998, and Evidence to LLM students at Osgood Hall Law School from 2015 to 2018. He was the Canadian Bar Association representative on a national committee of lawyers, judges, and police that made recommendations to government for changes to criminal law and procedure from 2011 until 2019. He was also the Law Society representative on the Ontario Judicial Council, which considers complaints made against Ontario Court of Justice judges, from 2015 to 2019. He presides in Toronto, hearing exclusively criminal cases.

  These Zoom meetings are only open to our 2024 Chapter members.

When you join us/renew for the Year-end Discount price of $25, it will give you access to our meetings for all of 2024 (both Zoom and in-person) and discounts to our various in-person events. We will add you to the Members Only mailing with the Zoom codes.

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Join/renew membership to support the Toronto Chapter in promoting the ongoing advancement, recognition, and professional development of Canadian women crime writers.

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Your Chapter fee will go a long way towards helping Sisters in Crime with their mission to promote awareness of women crime writers - through outreach, promotion, workshops, and over a decade of back-issues of Crime Scene magazine, our bi-monthly publication!

When you join/renew with the Mothership (SinC International) you will automatically be able to enjoy to Full SinC Member benefits. If you are a writer, or aspiring to be one, the access to resources, webinars, workshops, promotion and online support groups are invaluable.

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Three groups of writers affiliated with Toronto Sisters in Crime have released mystery anthologies: Villanous Vacations; 13 O'Clock by the Mesdames of Mayhem; and Nefarious North.

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