Consider Shannon Moroney for your next conference keynote, professional development day, group retreat, or fundraiser. From prisoners to judges, students to seniors, there is something in Shannon's story for everyone. She is a vibrant example of the triumph of human spirit over adversity, refusing to succumb to resentment and anger. Those who hear Shannon speak never forget her story.

Shannon tells the story of her husband’s arrest, trial, sentencing, and the insights she gained about justice, healing and the relationship between the two as she struggled to triumph over tragedy. Openly sharing her experiences, reading selected pieces from her book and using photos and artwork to illustrate her journey, Shannon leads audiences through an unforgettable ordeal and inspires hope even in the most desperate moments of the human condition.

Hamline University Justice Symposium, Twin Cities, MN, Mar 2015

Shannon's keynote presentation is perfect for mental health, justice, education and writing conferences, corporate wellness days, or any audience looking for motivation and inspiration. Shannon travels nationally and internationally from her home in Toronto.

"We had 200 people in the auditorium but when Shannon began telling her story, you could hear a pin drop in that theatre. I’m not exaggerating when I say that lives were changed and minds and hearts were opened thanks to Shannon’s presentation.”

— Susan Chamberlain, The Book Keeper, CBA Libris Bookseller of the Year 2011

"Listening to Shannon’s story brought up a lot for me. I never really thought about the impact on my family. I see now what my violence does not only to my direct victims but to my family as well.”

— P.W., prison inmate, California

Conference Keynotes

Other Speaking Appearances

Sep 25, 2019 • Sarnia, ON • Corrections From the Inside Out Conference

Sep 26, 2019 • Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON • Youth Justice Ontario Conference

Mar 2019 • Winnipeg, MN • Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba National Mental Health Conference

Sep 2018 • Toronto, ON • Ontario Association of Family Mediators Conference

May 2017 • Thunder Bay, ON • Victim of Crime Awareness Week • Empowering Resilience Conference

Nov 2018 • Nelson, BC • Rotary Club • Restorative Justice Week breakfast

Nov 2018 • Nelson, BC • Mir Centre for Peace Public Lecture Series • Nelson United Church

Nov 2018 • Castlegar, BC • Selkirk College • Restorative Justice Week public talk

Nov 2018 • Nelson, BC • Learning in Retirement • Restorative Justice Week gathering

Nov 2018 • Nelson, BC • Grans to Grans • Restorative Justice Week gathering

May 2016 • Breezy Point , MN • Minnesota Association of County Probation Officers Conference

Nov 2015 • Calgary, AB • Alberta Restorative Justice Association Annual Conference

Nov 2014 • Windsor, ON • Essex County Youth Diversion Restorative Justice Conference

Nov 2014 • Prince Albert, SK • Diversion Program Restorative Justice Conference

Nov 2016 • Kitchener, ON • Community Justice Initiatives • Spotlight on Innovation

Nov 2015 • Windsor, ON • Community Chaplaincy Fundraiser, Lakeshore St Paul's Church

Oct 2015 • Waterloo, ON • MSCU Centre for Peace Advancement Gallery • Exhibit Opening: Exploring Resilience through the Artwork of Shannon Moroney

Nov 2014 • Gananoque, ON • Ottawa Catholic District School Board Principals Conference

Jun 2014 • Belfast, IRELAND • European Forum for Restorative Justice Conference

Apr 2014 • Victoria, BC • Restorative Justice Victoria Symposium: Your Community in Action

Apr 2014 • Ottawa, ON • Voices of Parents Affected by Youth Sexual Offending

Feb 2014 • Oshawa, ON • Federal Victims Advisory Committee Symposium

Nov 2013 • Halifax, NS • Restorative Justice Society Conference

Mar 2015 • Twin Cities, MN • Hamline University Justice Symposium

Mar 2015 • Burlington, ON • Third Age Learning Symposium

Sep 2014 • Toronto, ON • Jewish Canadian Women's Foundation

Apr 2014 • Victoria, BC • Camosun College • Victims Awareness Week

Oct 2013 • Regina, SK • John Howard Society of Saskatchewan

Oct 2013 • Saskatoon, SK • John Howard Society of Saskatchewan

May 2013 • Burlington, ON • Appleby Probus Group

Oct 2013 • Waterloo, ON • Youth Peace and Justice

Conference

Jan 2013 • Innisfil, ON • Parole Board of Ontario Training

Oct 2013 • Toronto, ON • Ontario Family Court Support Workers Conference

Nov 2012 • Hamilton, ON • The Bridge Prison to Community Program fundraiser

Oct 2013 • London, ON  Middlesex Family Law Conference

Nov 2012 • Toronto, ON • National Council of Jewish Women

Oct 2013 • Orillia, ON 

Bereavement Ontario Network Annual Conference

Mar 2013 • London, ON • St. Leonard's Society Annual Conference

Feb 2012 • Timmins, ON  Canadian Mental Health Association Conference

Nov 2011 • Kamloops, BC  Canadian National Restorative Justice Symposium

Mar 2012 • Winnipeg, MB • Canadian Mennonite University and St Leonard's Society

Mar 2012 • Winnipeg, MB • Stony Mountain Federal Institution

Feb 2012 • Aurora, ON • Sandgate Women's Shelter of York fundraiser

Jan 2012 • Burlington, ON • Probus Group

Nov 2011 • Toronto, ON • Nuance Leadership

Sep 2010 • Waterloo, ON  University of Waterloo • International Day of Peace Conference

With Michelle Jackett, Coordinator, Centre for Peace Advancement, University of Waterloo, Oct 2015

Nov 2011 • Kitchener, ON • Community Justice Initiatives and Kitchener Public Library

Apr 2010 • Boulder, CO  Boulder County Sheriff's Department Conference

Mar 2010 • Toronto, ON • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference • panelist

Nov 2009 • Ottawa, ON • University of Ottawa • Conference on Restorative Justice

Nov 2009 • Lima, PERU • First World Congress on Juvenile Restorative Justice • presenter and panelist

Nov 2011 • Whitehorse, YT • Department of Justice of the Yukon

Oct 2011 • Owen Sound, ON • Owen Sound and Area Family and Community Justice Programs (YMCA)

Oct 2011 •Moncton, NB • John Howard Society

Oct 2011 • Vancouver, BC • North Shore Restorative Justice Society

Oct 2011 • Calgary, AB • Mennonite Central Committee

Oct 2009 • Rochester, NY • Western New York Restorative Justice Conference • presenter

May 2009 • Vancouver, BC • 

Restorative Practices International 

Conference • presenter

Nov 2008 • Kitchener, ON • Canadian National Restorative Justice Conference • interviewee

Sep 2008 • Oaxaca, MEXICO • International Congress on Restorative Justice • presenter

Oct 2011 • Mississauga, ON • Retired Women Teachers of Ontario

Aug 2011 • Kingston, ON • Pittsburgh Minimum Security Institution

Sep 2010 • New Liskeard, ON • Canadian Mental Health Association

Nov 2009 • Peterborough, ON • Elizabeth Fry Society

Nov 2009 • Ottawa, ON • Correctional Service of Canada

Nov 2009 • Ottawa, ON • Umi Café • Vernissage art exhibit

Aug 2009 • Picton, ON • Salvation Army

Mar 2009 • Kingston, ON • Amnesty International

International Day of Peace keynote, University of Waterloo, Sep 2010 

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