Sunday, April 9

7:30AM - 8:30AM: BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION

8:30AM

PLENARY Beyond The Violence Link: Connecting Our Collective Vulnerability to Build A Humane Canada
Barbara Cartwright, CEO of The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies

10:30AM - 12:00PM: MORNING SESSION

TRACK A: Cats Count in Canada
Success for Cats with Capacity for Care
Dr. Cynthia Karsten, DVM, University of California (UC) Davis
Dr. Toolika Rastogi, Policy and Research Manager, Canadian Federation of Humane Societies

TRACK B: Sheltering for Change
PANEL What If We Are Not Sheltering Animals Anymore?
Geoff Urton, Senior Manager, Stakeholder Relations, British Columbia SPCA
Craig Naherniak, GM, Humane Education, BC SPCA
Roger Haston, Chief Administrative Officer, Petsmart Charities

TRACK C: Farm Animal Welfare 
To be announced

TRACK D: One Welfare 
Humane Community Development: Putting Humans At the Centre of Animal Welfare Program Design (45 minutes)
Kate Nattrass Atema, Director, Companion Animal Welfare Programme, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

A Critical Exploration of Attitudes Towards Dogs in First Nations Communities (45 minutes)
Adriana Pisano Beaumont, BSc, Canisius College of Buffalo, MSc Anthrozoology Graduate Research
Janice Hannah, BSc MEd, Senior Educator and Research Specialist & Northern Dogs Project Manager, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

12:00PM - 1:00PM: EXHIBITORS & NETWORKING LUNCH

1:00PM - 2:30PM: AFTERNOON SESSION #1

TRACK A: Cats Count in Canada
How to Say "Spay": A BC SPCA/UBC Research Project on Optimizing Cat Spay/Neuter Campaign Messaging (45 minutes)
Cluny South, University of British Columbia / British Columbia SPCA

Feline Politicians: An Advocacy Success Story (45 minutes)
Joseph Popovitch, The Tuxedo Party of Canada

TRACK B: Sheltering for Change
TAGteach Or How Positive Reinforcement Is Not Only for Animals (45 minutes)
Patrice Robert, MCP, Director, Animal Cae Services, SPCA Montreal

Creating A Culture of Success: How to Inspire Change in Your Organization (45 minutes)
Adrienne M. McBride, Executive Director, Guelph Humane Society 
Lisa Veit, Associate Director, Guelph Humane Society

TRACK C: Farm Animal Welfare
PANEL Modern Farming: Advancements in Animal Welfare
James Harley, Owner & Head of Operations and Sales, Harley Farms
Roger Harley, Owner & Head of Protocol Consulting, Harley Farms
Brandy Street, MSc (Ag), Manager, SPCA Certified, British Columbia SPCA

TRACK D: One Welfare
Connections and Companionship: The Health of BC Youth with Pets (45 minutes)
Kathy Powelson, Executive Director, Paws for Hope Animal Foundation
Annie Smith, Executive Director, McCreary Centre Society

Companion Animal Fostering for those Fleeing Domestic Violence: When A Community Comes Together  (45 minutes)
Dayna Desmarais, Owner, Dayna’s Pet Sitting, Vice-President, SafePet Ottawa
Ayala Sher, President, SafePet Ottawa

2:30PM - 3:00PM: EXHIBITORS & NETWORKING BREAK

3:00PM - 4:30PM: AFTERNOON SESSION #2

TRACK A: Cats Count in Canada
PANEL Keep Cats Safe and Save Bird Lives
Edward Cheskey, Senior Conservation Manager, Bird Conservation Initiatives, Nature Canada
Sarah Cooper, Strategic Planning & Communications Consultant, Keep Cats Safe and Save Bird Lives Campaign, Nature Canada
Dr. Tyler Flockhart, Postdoctoral Research, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph
Lisa Veit, Associate Director, Guelph Humane Society

TRACK B: Sheltering for Change
Employee Engagement and Leading People Effectively
Dr. Steven G. Rogelberg, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

TRACK C: Farm Animal Welfare
Canadian Public and Producer Views on Farm Animal Welfare (45 minutes)
Dr. Jeffrey Spooner, Animal Welfare Scientist and Consultant

Evolving Consumer Attitudes on Animal Welfare (45 minutes)
Mike van Massow, Associate Professor, Food Agriculture & Resource Economics, University of Guelph

TRACK D: One Welfare
PANEL One Welfare: Compassionate Options for Those Experiencing Homelessness and Their Companion Animals
Caroline Leblanc, BA sexology, MA candidate social work, Director, Solidarité dans la rue
Dr. Michelle Lem, DVM MSc, MSW,  Founder and Director, Community Veterinary Outreach
Kia Rainbow, MSW, Executive Director, Interval House of Ottawa

4:30PM: END OF CONFERENCE DAY

6:00PM - 11:00PM: CFHS 60TH ANNIVERSARY AWARDS GALA

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