Nicole Lefaive
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Nicole Lefaive

Research Analyst, BA, MA

Contact Nicole:

(416) 945-9909

Nicole Lefaive is a Research Analyst at DPRA Canada. 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 education has focused largely on the social determinants of health, the relationship between mental health and the justice system, and social science research methods. Much of Nicole’s experience is in social policy research and research support, particularly in the areas of health, mental health and justice.


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. Nicole has a passion for working with vulnerable populations and producing high quality research that will positively impact the needs of those groups.