Wednesday, November 20th

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Animal Cruelty Prosecution Pre-Conference*
Location: Ryerson University, Oakham Lounge 
*Attendance by application only - contact dayna@humanecanada.ca for more information

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Animal Cruelty Investigations & Enforcement Pre-Conference**
Location: Ryerson University, Tecumseh Auditorium
**Attendance for law enforcement, animal law enforcement & government only. Limited Space.

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join us for a relaxed evening of networking and activities that is open to all conference delegates.
Location: Chelsea Hotel, Churchill Court


Thursday, November 21st

All sessions on this date will be located at the Chelsea Hotel in the Churchill Ballroom.

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM : Breakfast & Registration

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM : 
Welcome Remarks

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM : Plenary Session
What is the Violence Link
Speaker(s) TBA

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM : 
Networking Break

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Cross-Sectoral Discussion Tables
Barbara Cartwright, CEO, Humane Canada

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM : Lunch & Open Discussion for Individual Sectors

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM : Plenary Session
Session Title TBA

Speaker(s) TBA

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM : Networking Break

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM : Plenary Session
Link Between Child Sexual Assault and Animal Sexual Assault
Debra Danco, Associate Counsel, Canadian Center for Child Protection Inc.
Monique St. Germain, General Counsel, Canadian Center for Child Protection Inc.

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM : Plenary Session
Social Work & The Violence Link
Lynda M. Ashbourne, Associate Professor, Department of Family Relations & Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph
Ranaja Basu, Doctoral Candidate, Royal Roads University
Sarah Bernadi, Registered Social Worker, Veterinary Emergency Clinic and Referral Center
Dr. Andrea Breen, Associate Professor, Department of Family Relations & Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph

4:15 PM - 4:35 PM: Closing Remarks


Friday, November 22nd

*All sessions on this date will be located at the Chelsea Hotel in the Churchill Ballroom.

7:30 AM - 8:15 AM : Breakfast

8:15 AM - 10:15 AM : 
Plenary Session
The State of Housing Pets of Intimate Partner Violence and Safe Pet Keeping Programs
Sammy Cisek, Community Engagement Worker, Interval House of Ottawa
Dayna Desmarais, President, SafePet Ottawa
Dr. Amy Fitzgerald, PhD. Associate Professor, Criminology, University of Windsor
Nicole Forsyth, President and CEO, Red Rover
Doug Raven, CEO, OVMA with Hayley Glaholt, Board Chair, Link Toronto
Leanne Sillers, Animal Safekeeping Coordinator, Saskatchewan SPCA

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM : 
Networking Break

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM : Plenary Session
Investigating "Link Crimes" in Toronto: Collaboration, Communication and Best Practices
Maureen Bellmore, Counsel, Director of Crown Operations, Ministry of the Attorney General
Dr. Margaret Doyle, Veterinarian, Riverbend Hospital
Det. Ann-Marie Tupling, Specialized Criminal Investigations, Sex Crimes-Domestic Violence / Child Abuse Coordinator
Panel Moderator: Hayley Glaholt, Board Chair, Link Toronto

12:15 PM - 12:25 PM : Planning Session

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM : Lunch & Open Discussion for Provinces

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM : Plenary Session
Session Title TBA
Laura Mayer, Clinical Associate Professor, Graduate School of Psychology, University of Denver
Lavita Nadkarn, School of Professional Psychology, University of Denver
Philip Tedeschi, Clinical Professor, Executive Director, Institute for Human-Animal Connection, University of Denver

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM : Networking Break

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM : Plenary Session
Session Title TBA
Speaker(s) TBA

4:30 PM - 4:50 PM : Closing Remarks