Sunday, December 09, 2018



Homicide Awards (Sponsored)

Ontario Major Case Management Award – Presented to the individual, team or service that has exhibited outstanding innovation and achievement in case management in a homicide investigation.

Mike Matthews Award – Dedicated to the memory of our dear friend and colleague and awarded to the homicide investigator who has displayed the courage, tenacity and compassion that are hallmarks of Mike Matthews’ legacy.

Lynda Shaw Award – For vigilance and dedication demonstrated in historic (cold-case) homicide investigations.

OHIA Awards

OHIA Merit Award - Presented to persons who, throughout the Province of Ontario, have made a significant contribution to homicide investigations or to homicide training and education.

These awards, presented annually at the banquet held during the homicide workshop, are intended to recognize outstanding performance of individuals and teams in various aspects of homicide investigation. Please submit your nominations to the Chair of the Awards Committee, Kevin Talsma, at


"Murder is so unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonment or grant foregiveness; it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest".  W.H. Auden "The Guilty Vicarage"

Mission of the OHIA:  "It is the function of the Ontario Homicide Investigators Association to bring together the men and women charged with this responsibility and to provide a forum through which they can share their skill, knowledge and expertise for their professional development and support."

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