Nicole Lefaive
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Nicole Lefaive

Associate, BA, MA

Contact Nicole:

(416) 945-9909

Nicole Lefaive is an Associate with DPRA Canada who works in DPRA’s applied health and social research practice area. Nicole holds an M.A. in Criminology and Sociolegal Studies from the University of Toronto and a B.A. (Honours) in Criminology from Saint Mary’s University. Her areas of expertise include qualitative research methods, stakeholder engagement, as well as mental health and its relationship to the criminal justice system. Nicole has worked with a variety of stakeholders across Canada including territorial/provincial government officials, non-profit organizations and Indigenous communities within the territories and southern provinces. Nicole has a passion for working with vulnerable and under-served populations and for taking on projects that will effect social change.


Prior to joining DPRA, Nicole worked for both the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) where she contributed to multiple research studies during the data collection, analysis, and interpretation processes. While at the NSHA and CAMH, Nicole’s roles included providing research support to the Project Managers and Principle Investigators, as well as and conducting data analysis of social, community, and health data, advancing a national research study identifying and examining the barriers to community reintegration faced by persons found Not Criminally Responsible.