Exploring Challenges / Creating Solutions: Supporting Families of Missing or Murdered Persons

Edmonton, Alberta
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Exploring Challenges / Creating Solutions: Supporting Families of Missing or Murdered Persons
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 11:00 AM -
Friday, October 02, 2015 5:00 PM (Mountain Time)

Delta Edmonton South
4404 Gateway Boulevard
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 5C2

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The Exploring Challenges / Creating Solutions: Supporting Families of Missing or Murdered Persons conference explores the challenges of inspiring leadership, building partnerships, fostering collaboration and creating innovative new practices and programs that respond to the diverse needs of families of missing and murdered persons, particularly under-served families of missing and murdered Indigenous people.

Pre-Conference Session – September 30, 2015
The Pre-Conference Session outlines the nature and purpose of the Canadian Victims of Crime Act and highlights proposed changes to service delivery for Canadian Victim Services Units.  Panel of presenters inclues: Federal Ombudsman for Victims fo Crime, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Victims Programs; Crown Prosecution Service, Alberta Review Board, Parole Board of Canada and Restorative Justice.

Opening Ceremonies - September 30, 2015
Keynote speaker will be Dr. Dawn Lavell-Harvard, Ph.D., President, Native’s Women’s Association of Canada who will provide a powerful presentation on the challenges aboriginal women and girls face, from poverty and predators to systemic oppression and racism.

Conference Sessions - October 1 and 2, 2015
The conference explores and discusses the promising practices/available resources; program/policy innovations; and protocols and strategies for supporting families of missing or murdered persons, with special emphasis on providing culturally safe services to Indigenous communities.  The intent for sessions is to support the outcomes of the current research undertaken by Alberta Justice and Solicitor General and other provincial initiatives in Canada.  These provincial initiatives provide a framework for developing consistent quality responses delivered in a culturally safe manner to Indigenous families who have lost loves ones.

Who Attends
Professionals, service providers and volunteers working in the areas of victim services, law enforcement, social work, community services, trauma therapy, crisis intervention, education, health care, corrections, and courts.  As well as anyone responding to the needs of clients impacted by trauma or crisis, particularly Indigenous clients or communities.

Registration Fees
Pre-Conference Session: $25.00 (+GST 5%)
Conference Advanced Registration - CLOSED: $265.00 (+GST 5%)
Conference Regular Registration - ends September 29, 2015 at 4:00pm: $295.00 (+GST 5%)

TO PAY REGISTRATION WITH A CHEQUE: complete the offline registration form and send it with your cheque to: Victim Services Unit, Edmonton Police Service, 9620-103A Avenue, Edmonton AB   T5H 0H7.




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