Correctional Facilities as Therapeutic Environments: Panel Discussion
Time & Location
About The Event
Correctional centres and prisons are evolving from places of punishment and
retribution to places of treatment, healing and rehabilitation. It is estimated that
over 50% of Canada’s incarcerated population suffers from some form of mental
illness. This presentation and follow-up panel discussion explores the changing
role of correctional environments as caretakers of mental health.
Jonathan Hughes OAA, AAPEI, LEED® AP
Executive VP - Eastern Canada
NORR Architects & Engineers Ltd.
Jonathan, a licensed architect, has lead over 100 government projects since
joining NORR in 2000, and has become known for his contributions to secure
facility design in the justice and corrections sector - such as the Collins Bay
Institution Redevelopment, Renfrew County Courthouse, Southwest Detention
Centre (Windsor), and secure nuclear facilities at the four Ontario campuses -and
more recently with the restoration and rehabilitation of heritage buildings.
In his current role as Executive Vice President for NORR, Jonathan is responsible
for justice and government work across NORR’s eight North American ofces.
Roman Mychajlowcyz OAA, AAA, NLAA, FRAIC, Assoc. AIA
Kleinfeldt Mychajlowycz Architects Inc.
A practicing architect since 1982, Roman has planned or designed courthouses
and correctional facilities over a career spanning almost 40 years. He is a member
of the American Correctional Association (ACA), the International Corrections
and Prisons Association (ICPA) and the Canadian Academy of Architecture
for Justice. Roman has completed numerous correctional facility projects for
Correctional Service Canada, Ontario’s correctional service, and the Ministry of
Children and Youth Services responsible for young offenders in Ontario.
Roberta Somlo OAA, Assoc. AIA, LEED® AP
Parkin Architects Ltd.
Roberta is a licensed architect in Ontario, a LEED-accredited professional, and
the Vice Chair - Corrections of the Canadian Academy of Architecture for Justice.
She brings over 35 years of experience, including 20 of those in the justice sector.
Having led complex projects for Infrastructure Ontario, Ministry of the Attorney
General, Ministry of the Solicitor General (formerly MCSCS), Correctional Service
Canada (CSC) and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), Roberta has
worked in various capacities such as planning, programming and design, for
correctional facilities in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island, Nunavut
and Trinidad & Tobago, as well as youth justice facilities in Ontario.
Senior Project Manager
Geoffrey is a Senior Project Manager at Infrastructure Ontario where he has
managed justice sector projects over the last 10 years. This includes delivering
functional programs for secure custody facilities for both adult (Solicitor
General) and youth (MCCSS). Prior to this Geoffrey spent 22 years in the
Ontario Public Service delivering a variety of programs including Health Capital
Planning and social housing.