John Allore has worked in victim advocacy since 2002. He maintains the website, Who Killed Theresa?, one of the first crime blogs on the internet which details the investigation into the unsolved murder of his sister, Theresa Allore.
John was a founding board member for CAVA, the Canadian Association for Victim Assistance, and a founding member of AFPAD, Quebec’s Association des Familles de Personnes Assassinees ou Disparues. He has been invited to present at victim and justice conferences across North America. Currently he is the board vice-chair for Long-Term Inmates Now in the Community (LINC) in Mission, B.C. a non-profit whose project, Emma’s Acres helps former offenders and victims re-integrate into the community.
John is a graduate of Trinity College, the University of Toronto, and holds a Masters in Public Administration with a specialization in Justice Administration from North Carolina State University.
In 2009 John Allore contributed the chapter, What Happened to Theresa Allore? to the Kim Rossmo book, Criminal Investigative Failures.
In 2017 John started the podcast, Who Killed Theresa? which focuses on the unsolved murders of Quebec victims in the 1970s, as well as other issues of criminal and social justice.
For years John lobbied for the creation of a Surete du Quebec cold case unit. In 2004 the squad was created, with a mandate to solve over 600 cases under its jurisdiction. The first case added was Helene Monast. In 2018 the Surete du Quebec added 25 officers to the unit, significantly increasing its capacity. By the spring of 2018 all the major cases referenced by John Allore on his website that were under the Surete du Quebec’s jurisdiction – Louise Camirand, Chantal Tremblay, Helene Monast, Denise Bazinet, Manon Dubé and Theresa Allore – had been added to the Surete du Quebec’s cold case website.
On January 17, 2019 the Montreal police, the SPVM announced it was replicating the efforts of the Surete du Quebec and creating its own cold case squad consisting initially of 6 detectives and a detective lieutenant to tackle their backlog of over 800 unsolved murders on the island of Montreal. The Quebec daily, La Presse suggested the announcement was in a large part due to the lobbying efforts of John, who has pointed out for years that of those 800 cases, only 4 have been publicized on the SPVM website.
In November 2018 John was awarded the Senate of Canada’s Sesquicentennial Medal for his work in victims advocacy, and for “recognition of your valuable service to the nation.”
Mr. Allore currently lives in the United States, though he spends significant time in Quebec.